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Student Policies and Regulations

Research Degree Regulations

These regulations are the definitive statement on the regulatory framework governing Research Degrees at The Open University.

The Reseach Degree Regulations apply to all students registered on one of the following Research Degree Programmes:

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Professional Doctorates
  • Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work
  • Higher Doctorate

The regulations for Professional Doctorates and the Masters by Research remain unchanged. These can be found in the Research Degrees student handbook.

Note: Visit The Graduate School Network (GSN) to see all forms and guidance for research students, covering all stages of your registration from induction through to graduation.

Policy Document