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Research degrees

As a research student in Computing and Communications, you will contribute to leading research as part of a diverse and collaborative research community. Our approach to research reflects the OU’s mission: to harness technological innovation to empower people everywhere, openly and at scale.

We offer both full-time and part-time PhD and MPhil degrees on research projects related to our main thematic research areas. Browse our research pages to discover some of the things we do.

While we expect part-time studies to be self-funded, we offer a number of fully funded competitive full-time PhD studentships every year. Check our News page regularly to discover the latest opportunities.

Visit our Enquiries and Application page to find out more about our degrees and how to apply.

Studying with the OU

The OU gives you a flexible study experience that fits around your lifestyle. You’ll have a personal tutor and be in touch with fellow students - many already working in the computing and IT industry. You’ll be able to study at a pace - and in a location - that suits you, working towards professional qualifications to develop your career.

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