Environment and sustainability research courses
We are a community of leading thinkers in sustainability including Professor Roland Clift and Professor Tim Jackson and are involved with internationally diverse research, linking social, economic and technical approaches to sustainability.
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We have a vibrant and supportive group of postgraduate research students, embedded within and contributing to our wider research agenda as well as taking an active role in a range of intellectual and social activities. Our group is multi-disciplinary, internationally diverse and reflects a striking depth of professional experience.
Attendance at appropriate taught modules covering both research skills and subject-based material is encouraged, as is attendance at our monthly seminar series. You will also attend and contribute to a regular seminar series we run as a postgraduate research student here.
Our graduates have moved into high profile positions in industry, the public sector and academia. The problem-solving ethos of our centre will give you a focus and commercial acumen that ensures you are highly employable, and the exposure to a breadth and depth of theoretical approaches to sustainability ensures you will be equipped to help lead thinking in your respective field.
If you are considering a PhD you may be interested in taking a look at the diverse research taking place in our centre as well as the profiles of all our academics to help you find a suitable supervisor.
What we are researching
Within our centre we have three main research themes with a number of topic areas which include:
Social and economic research on sustainability: Developing concepts and themes
The social and psychological aspects of environmental change.
Policy, strategy and governance: Implementing sustainability
Implementing sustainability by working with companies to develop positive responses to changing demands.
What our students say
Our doctoral practitioners discuss their real world research and life on the Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability programme.
You can also read our student profiles to hear more about what it's like to study with us.
All our researchers are supported by the Doctoral College ensuring every researcher has the support they need to achieve the best outcomes including workshops, mentoring, coaching and additional learning support to mention a few. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.