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Research degrees

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Postgraduate research plays an important part in the Law School's academic life. Our growing community of PhD students investigate a wide range of research topics, and can study with us full-time or part-time:

  • Full-time research students are based at our Milton Keynes campus, where they form a lively and supportive community
  • Part-time research students are normally resident in the UK and attend regular meetings at the Law School. Students based overseas are only accepted on to the part-time programme in exceptional circumstances

Full-time fully-funded studentships

The Open University Law School offers fully-funded full-time PhD studentships, starting on 1 October every year. Applicants should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honours degree and 120 credits of research methods training.

General information on postgraduate study at The Open University.

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