Our research degrees handbooks tell you about the services available to you; 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. Please note that 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.
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.
For: Research students studying directly with the Open University.
For: Research students studying in an Affiliated Research Centre.
For: Research students studying Professional Doctorates
For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.