Culture and environmental change in the Anthropocene

Qualifications Duration Start dates Application period
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
October November to April (Mid-Jan for funded PhDs
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
Start dates
February and October
Application period
January to April

This theme draws together members from across our OpenSpace Research Centre interested in the relations between global processes of environmental, cultural, technological, economic, and political change. Our research areas include, but are not restricted to: the links between society, culture and environment; biosecurities; geographies of the Anthropocene; informal and diverse economies; alternative food networks; sustainable production, consumption and the circular economy; media/culture and the environment; and environmental history and politics.

Externally funded projects in this field are often conducted in partnership with national stakeholders such as the National Trust. Harnessing unique approaches to data generation, circulation and engagement, our research has been recognised for both their local embeddedness and global reach.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English.

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

UK fee International fee
Full time: £4,786 per year Full time: £12,146 per year
Part time: £2,393 per year Part time: £6,073 per year

Some of our research students are funded via The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership; others are self-funded.

For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.

To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.


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How to apply

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry specific to this research topic, please contact:

Andrea Yorke
Email: FASS-Geog-PG-Admissions
Phone: +44 (0)1908 654456

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