Full-time students are required to live within an easily commutable distance of the Walton Hall campus in Milton Keynes, to ensure you can engage fully with your research and university life in general. You will be expected to come to the campus every day, to have regular contact with your supervisor(s), academic staff and other students, and to participate in induction and training activities. If in exceptional circumstances, you need to live further away you must obtain approval from the faculty to which you are applying and from the Graduate School for a residency waiver.
PhD: If you are applying for part-time study you will need to be resident in the UK for the duration of your studies. In exceptional circumstances this requirement can be waived if the University is satisfied that you can engage fully with your research. You would still be required to travel to the UK regularly at your own expense and to take your examination in the UK. Students who are based outside the UK or who do not meet the criteria to be considered a ‘Home’ or ‘EU’ student may be required to pay a higher fee. Please contact us for advice.
EdD: Students studying on the EdD programme can live anywhere in the world. You will be required to fund your own travel to the compulsory year 1 residential weekend in Milton Keynes. Similarly, you are required to fund your travel to the residential/day schools in years 2 and 3. EdD students are required also to fund attendance at their viva which will be held at the OU campus in Milton Keynes. Students who are based outside the UK or who do not meet the criteria to be considered a ‘Home’ or ‘EU’ student may be required to pay a higher fee. Please contact us for advice.