The Open University Business and Law Schools invite applications for the Full Time PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Business and Law in the UK for the 2022/23 academic year.

As a student, you will join a vibrant environment of students and academics in the Faculty of Business and Law who conduct research of the highest international standard that has economic, public, and social value consistent with the mission of the Open University. You will work with subject specialists and have the opportunity to develop your skills in research communication, engagement, and impact.

Worth of Award

Studentships cover tuition fees, a generous research training support grant, and a stipend (circa £15,609 per annum) for 36 months.



Applicants for the Full Time PhD Studentships at the Open University UK should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honours degree 2:1 (or an equivalent) and usually, a specialist master’s in a subject relevant to the intended study with a strong research element.

How to Apply

Your application for the Full Time PhD Studentships at the Open University UK must include:

  • a proposal which should be at least 1,000 words and no longer than 2,000 words, which indicates your knowledge of the literature, methods, and likely approach to your project of interest (guidance on how to write your research proposal)
  • a covering letter indicating your suitability for the project
  • a fully completed application form
  • copies of degree certificates and transcripts relevant to your application
  • Your documents should be emailed to [email protected]

Deadline: The closing date for applications is noon GMT on July 13, 2022.


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