Research course

Finance, Space and Power

Open University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

          Course contact details

          +44 (0)1908 654456