Research course

Ecosystems and Sustainability

Institution
Open University · Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

PhD: Entry requirements vary according to the research topic and/or specific studentships. The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK. You should also have experience of academic research in the previous four years, normally in the form of either a masters degree in research methods, an undergraduate degree with a research element in the final year, or work-related experience with evidence through research reports.

MPhil: Applicants should normally hold, or be expecting to obtain, a bachelors degree with at least first or upper-second class honours, or an equivalent qualification. However, entry requirements differ between academic areas, and sometimes a taught masters degree is also required.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Research in the Ecosystems and Sustainability area has access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the ecosystems laboratories. There are three research themes:

  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology
  • Climate change and ecosystem services

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Michelle Aitken
Email
STEM-EEES-PhD-Admin@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 332943