As a postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences you have the best of both worlds. Like at other universities, you conduct your research with the support of a team of supervisors, and can participate in a full range of on-campus research activities, including reading groups, seminars and conferences. You can use the on-campus library and take part in the Graduate School’s face-to-face training programme geared specifically towards postgraduate research students. You can, however, also study at a distance. The Open University’s expertise in distance learning means that you can benefit from a tailored and expertly designed online postgraduate training programme, and work with supervisory teams skilled at mentoring students virtually and at a distance. You will also have access to an extensive collection of digital journals, books and archives available through the Open University’s library, as well access to research libraries close to where you are studying through the SCONUL scheme.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers the following research degrees: