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For any general enquiries about taught courses or any topic not listed below, please visit The Open University's main contact page.

For any research degrees enquiries, please call +44 (0) 1908 654882 or email the Research Degrees Office

For enquiries relating to: Please contact:
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Research (MRes), the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) and the Affiliated Research Centre programme. Dr Sara Spencer
Head of Research Degrees Office
Tel: +44 (0)1908 654882
The OU Graduate School. Dr James Bruce
Graduate School Director
Tel: +44 (0)1908 654171
Collaboration with our academics on research projects, or knowledge exchange and enterprise activities. Mrs Gemma Maldar
Head of Research and Enterprise
Tel: +44 (0)1908 659521
The Open University’s research strategy or research policies. Dr Helen Fisher
Head of Academic Strategy
Tel: +44 (0)1908 332997
Research ethics at The Open University. Tel: +44 (0)1908 654858
The Open University Research Career Development Programme and how we are implementing the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Dr Anne Adams
Associate Director, Academic Professional Development
Tel: +44 (0)1908 858430
Research at The Open University. Dr Stephen Conway
Director of Research & Academic Strategy
PA tel: +44 (0)1908 655577

News & articles

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OU research identifies barriers to women in IT

Research findings released today (20 March) reveal that there are continuing barriers to overcome to enable women to be better represented in highly-skilled positions in UK Information Technology (IT), with lessons to be learned from their counterparts in India.

20th March 2018
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Upcoming Events

Mar 27

OU lecture on the threat of cyber security attacks

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 -

18:00 to 20:15

Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Apr 18

Open University Law School Symposium: Belonging

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

May 22

OU inaugural to investigate why only 10% of maths professors are women

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -

18:00 to 19:45

Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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