University of Surrey

University of Surrey


The Centre for Environmental Strategy is committed to defining, developing and applying the latest thinking on sustainability, resource efficiency and industrial ecology. Our Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability programme offers you a major collaborative opportunity. If you join us, you will become a Doctoral Practitioner (DP) based with one of our industrial partners for at least two years. You will pick up a specific research brief that has been designed in partnership, and in order to resolve current industry issues and add to the academic body of knowledge.

Entry requirements

All applicants should: Hold a 2:1 in a relevant undergraduate degree; fulfil the minimum English language requirements. Due to the challenging nature of the research projects and the fact that DPs will work at the partner organisation's premises, it is likely that candidates with some work experience (eg, at least a year of professional training that is assessed and integrated into the degree programme) will have an advantage in the selection process.

Course modules

Research areas: Sustainable development policies and practices; sustainable systems: design and modelling; life cycle assessment; carbon and water footprinting; low carbon energy supply; energy demand and efficiency; social research on sustainability; lifestyles and resource consumption; policy and strategy: for governments and businesses; international development and sustainability; environmental psychology; sustainable tourism; labour, workplace and the environment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time January 2017 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (International) 36 months

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