Research course

Present-Day and Palaeoenvironmental Change

Open University · Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent); prior research experience is preferred.

Months of entry


Course content

Present-day environmental change is now high on the international agenda but the trajectory of future change, particularly past the end of the present century, is hard to predict with confidence. Academics and researchers within the discipline of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems at the OU have active interests in present-day, anthropogenically driven environmental change from the perspective afforded by our study of the natural changes that have controlled Earth’s environment over its 4.5 billion-year history. Our research is frequently interdisciplinary and is underpinned by the latest methods and approaches in fieldwork and laboratory analysis.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

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