Research course

Finance, Space and Power

Institution
Open University · Department of Geography
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Months of entry

October

Course content

The research group of OpenSpace research centre explores what difference it might make – theoretically, empirically, ethically and politically – to take seriously the nonhuman dimensions of the practices and matters of concern at the heart of the social, and what this in turn might imply for our understandings of space and power. In attempting to think through these and related challenges, inspiration is taken from a wide range of sources including: science and technology studies, anthropology, feminisms, philosophy, political theory, postcolonial studies, poststructuralism, and environmental studies, as well as geography.

Our research is engaged empirically with topics including: biosecurity, food, animalities, museums, consumption and disposal, earth processes, disasters, economies and finance, and others. A new research project of this research strand is titled Tracing modes of infrastructure, financing and their effects on cities.

Current/recent research projects
  • Tracing modes of infrastructure financing and their effects on cities.

Potential supervisors

Department specialisms

Applications are welcome to study any topic that resonates with the concerns of the OpenSpace Research Centre or department/research centre more broadly.

Fees and funding

For detailed information on current fees visit: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
48 months

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1908 654456