Our research degrees handbooks tell you about the services available to you; the regulations that apply to your registration; and give advice about what to do at key points in your research degree studies.
While we have done everything possible to ensure accuracy, the information in the handbook may change during the life of an edition due to changes in regulations or policy or because of financial or other constraints. When regulations and policies are updated, the most current edition will apply to all students irrespective of when you registered, unless special provision is made for particular groups or cohorts of students.
- If you are studying directly with the Open University you should refer to the Research degrees student handbook (1.2MB) or see www.open.ac.uk/research/research-handbook/
- If you are studying in an Affiliated Research Centre, use the Research degrees in Affiliated Research Centres (762KB) or see www.open.ac.uk/research/arc-handbook/
- If you are studying in a Sponsored Establishment, use the Research degrees in Sponsored Establishments student handbook (272KB).