Sustainability, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12070
    Tuition (Year)
    5200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 ,
Our research is focused around personal motivations and systems change set against the challenges of sustainability. Our core research question is how does the system influence the individual, and how does the individual influence the system?

About

Our research is focused around personal motivations and systems change set against the challenges of sustainability.

Our core research question is how does the system influence the individual, and how does the individual influence the system?

By 'system' we mean the political, financial, industrial and social frameworks that are the 'cause' of the challenges we face - whether they be environmental challenges such as climate change, natural capital challenges such as resource limits or social challenges such as local and global inequity.

We have four key areas of research:

  • climate action & finance
  • behaviour change & decision making
  • resource management & ecosystems services
  • education for sustainability.

We welcome PhD candidates in any of these areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years. PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our research is focused around personal motivations and systems change set against the challenges of sustainability.

Our core research question is how does the system influence the individual, and how does the individual influence the system?

By 'system' we mean the political, financial, industrial and social frameworks that are the 'cause' of the challenges we face - whether they be environmental challenges such as climate change, natural capital challenges such as resource limits or social challenges such as local and global inequity.

We have four key areas of research:

  • climate action & finance
  • behaviour change & decision making
  • resource management & ecosystems services
  • education for sustainability.

We welcome PhD candidates in any of these areas.

Supervision and support

The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) currently has five active researchers and a number of fellows and collaborators. PhD candidates will be supervised by one of the core GSI team and will be supported by external and visiting fellows as appropriate as well as having access to the wider Faculty of Science & Technology support.

Facilities

The majority of our research is desk based and you will have access to the Global Sustainability Institute offices and resources.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

A Masters degree awarded by a UK University or an overseas degree, or equivalent standard, provided that it is in an appropriate cognate area and that the Masters degree included training in research and execution of a research project.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12070 International
  • EUR 5200 EU/EEA

Home/EU £4200; Overseas £9,800

Funding

Specific research funded projects will be advertised as and when they become available. No core funding is available at present.

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