Research course

Culture and Environmental Change in the Anthropocene

Open University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This research group draws together members of the OpenSpace Research Centre who have interests in the relations between global processes of environmental, cultural and political change. Our research areas include, but are not restricted to: the links between society, culture and environment; representation of the environment; biosecurities, geographies of the Anthropocene; informal and diverse economies; alternative food networks; sustainable consumption; media/culture and the environment; and contemporary environmental history and politics.

Existing projects in this field include the research, broadcast and online participation project Creative Climate; an action research project on media decision-making regarding environmental issues (since 1996); and the Mediating Change bundle of events, podcasts and publications. New projects include the AHRC funded Stories of Change and Earth in Vision projects; and work on the relationship between sacred sites and sustainable forestry. Other work explores environmental change, landscape and sound.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

          Course contact details

          +44 (0)1908 654456