Research course

Global environmental governance and policy

Open University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

Members of OpenSpace research centre in this area seek to better understand and engage conceptual and practical issues at stake at the intersection of environmental concerns, politics and justice. Research is designed to connect and extend members’ work on such issues as: the distinctiveness of the Eastern European environmentalisms; critiques of forestry governance; property rights and resource use; political ecology and the global South; patterns of consumption in former state socialist countries; sustainability and governance; and more. Such conversations have generated collective work on questioning neoliberal environmental governance, and have also significantly contributed to the ongoing Interdependence Day and Creative Climate projects.

Current/recent research projects
  • Interdependence Day
  • Creative Climate
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

Please see The Open University website

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
distance learning
variable months
full time
36 months


distance learning
variable months
full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1908 654456