Research course

Energy and Sustainability

Open University · Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 in a technical or appropriate social science discipline, depending on the project proposed.

Months of entry


Course content

For more than thirty years The Open University has been active in considering the relationship between energy and sustainability. We have research interests in electricity technology and policy, including the growth of renewables. We have much interest in energy recovery from end-of-life materials. We are also active in seeking to understand the behaviours of energy users and the linkage of those behaviours to the built environment and design. Our research involves laboratory-based investigation, desk-based assessments and qualitative research engaging with human subjects.

Department specialisms

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

          Course contact details

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