The ARC Programme Student Handbook is an introduction to The Open University's arrangements for research degree registration in Affiliated Research Centres (ARCs). It contains the research degree regulations, tells you about the services available and offers advice about what to do if a student has difficulties with his/her studies.
The ARC Programme brochure provides detailed guidance on all aspects of Open University research degree registration.
You can download forms to complete and send to The Open University which help us to ensure we have all the relevant information about each research degree student's registration. Please refer to the relevant guidelines when completing the application and examination forms.
This calendar sets out the schedule of research degree activities for ARCs in the current academic year. Research Degree Co-ordinators are asked to use it to plan research degree activity in their ARCs.
You can contact the ARC advisers at The Open University by email. If you need a document that is not listed here, please email us.