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The most common queries we receive from prospective postgraduate research students are about:

Being an OU research student

Fees and funding

How to apply for an OU research degree

Research degrees we offer

Click on the links to read our FAQs on any of these topics. If you cannot find the answer you need, please contact us:

  • For generic queries about research degree study at The Open University please email the Research Degrees Team or telephone +44 (0)1908 654882. 
  • For queries about the research area you wish to study please use the contact details given in the Further information section of each Research topic page.

Your questions

For advice about applying for a research degree, or sponsoring a research student, send us an email or call +44 (0)1908 654882.