The Open University

Milton Keynes

Fact sheet

Title of degree awarded

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Full-time duration (years)


Field(s) of degree awarded


Subject specialities

Collaborative design
Complexity and design
Design education
Design processes
Sustainable design and innovation

Educational model

Examination format

Credit-bearing training

Over 120 ECTS

Proposer of topic

Proposed by applicant

Track record in practice-based research


Requirement for journal publication

Distance learning



Language of instruction


Language of thesis


Collaboration opportunities

Central England NERC Training Alliance
DISCnet Centre for Doctoral Training in Data-Intensive Science
OU Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Doctoral Training Partnership
The Grand Union
Excellence and innovation in social science research training
Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures
Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

List of thesis or project supervisors

Tuition fee

Scholarship opportunities

Entry requirements

English language requirements

Institution details

The Open University
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

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