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Do you want to study for a Ph.D. in a fit-related subject?

Do you want to do a Ph.D.?

Do you want to paid to get it?

Do you want someone to give you your research question?

Do you want supervisors passionately interested in your study?

Then this might be your solution.

At present, we have five projects that are suitable for people who want to study for their Ph.D.s in fit-related subjects at the Open University. If you want a Ph.D., but don't want the hassle of identifying the subject, these projects might be just right for you. They are:

Qualitative: 
Person–organisation fit and creativity
Quantitative:Is person–network fit an improvement on person–organisation fit?
TBD:Cross-cultural issues in person–organisation fit
Quantitative:Assessing the person–organisation fit of applicants

Of course, if you want to pursue your own research interests in any areas of organisational behaviour or work psychology, then we would still love to hear from you.

You can study for either a part-time or a full-time Ph.D. at the Open University. The part-time version is similar to the traditional model in British universities. The full-time model is quite different in that you will spend the first year doing an MSc in Research Methods before three years doing the Ph.D. itself. We are able to offer research studentships in the region of £13,000 per year (usually tax free) for people doing the full-time programme. Obviously there are entry qualifications and there is competition for places on the programme. But, if you're interested, the closing date for applications is the end of April 2009.

If you want to find out more, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0) 1908 652906 to discuss the opportunities, or email me at j.billsberry@open.ac.uk.

Alternatively, you can find out more about Ph.D.s at the Open University at http://www.open.ac.uk/research-school or you can email the Open University Business School research office at oubs-research@open.ac.uk.