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Research careers

The Open University's research careers mission is to provide excellent training and development opportunities for researchers at all stages of their career so that they excel in their academic profession.

Our world-leading innovative research and development ranks in the top third of UK universities. It influences policy and practice from local to global levels. Our researchers conduct research which is often fed back into their teaching materials, strengthening the quality of both.

If you are intrested in a research degree, please visit our dedicated pages on this.

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OU academics benefit from a flexible academic life and prestigious accolades from external bodies.

Working with us as an academic

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OU researchers and research fellows join our community because we have the technology and global influence to change people’s lives.

Working with us as a researcher

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We welcome academic visitors who would like to collaborate with us on a variety of projects and research.

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