Research course

Energy and Sustainability

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October

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 and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
energyresearch@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655113