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Research areas
Education and engagement

Education and engagement

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

Our research into astrobiology education and engagement begins from a transdisciplinary, engaged and open ethos.

This distinctive approach aims to bring together the experiences and expertise of multiple stakeholders to conduct a programme of engaged research that integrates the scientific, governance, philosophical and educational research of AstrobiologyOU.

With our stakeholders, including researchers in engagement and education, communities and special interest groups, schools, teachers and students, and international educators, our aims are to innovate in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to explore impact, accessibility and inclusiveness in astrobiology education.

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 research projects

  • Discourse around space exploration in the digitally-mediated public sphere
  • Transdisciplinary engaged research, technology-enhanced learning and astrobiology researchers’ practice
  • Issues in international, collaborative and co-created resource production
  • Access, inclusion, sharing and co-creation in digital environments

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

UK fee International fee
Full time: £4,500 per year Full time: £14,769 per year
Part time: £2,250 per year Part time: £7,384 per year

For detailed information about fees and funding, and to see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, visit Fees and studentships.


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Email: AstrobiologyOU

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