Research course

Oceanography and Paleaoceanography

Institution
Open University · Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

You have probably heard the Earth called 'the blue planet'. What is less understood is that the blue colour – the oceans – are largely responsible for controlling the climate. In the Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group at the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems Sciences, at the OU, our mission is to untangle some of these key Earth System processes that drive the planet’s climate. Our Oceanography and palaeoceanography research ranges from reconstructing past ocean environments to the current decay of the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Our particular areas of expertise are in the development and use of unique biominerals as inorganic and organic geochemical proxies in state-of-the-art laboratories, and collecting vital data in remote field work in some of the least-visited areas of the planet. We welcome applications from potential students interested in working in these vital science areas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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