Each year the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme supervises or co-supervises Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) students on sustainable finance topics.
Students apply to the DPhil in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. The DPhil is the University of Oxford’s premier research degree, awarded to candidates who have successfully completed a major piece of original research. The course provides support and an intellectual environment to pursue your own independent research.
Course structure and content
The DPhil is offered as either a full-time three- to four-year degree, or a part-time six- to eight-year degree. Currently the expected contact time for the part-time arrangement is thirty days at Oxford per year; the majority of this will take place across the three eight-week terms and will include supervision meetings and core research training.
Teaching and assessment
The DPhil is an advanced research degree which is awarded on the basis of a thesis and oral examination (assessment of other work is not taken into consideration). The thesis should represent a significant and substantial piece of research which is conveyed in a lucid and scholarly manner which shows that you have a good general knowledge of the field of your thesis. You are required to work independently, to take the initiative in exploring a line of research and to acquire new skills in order to carry out your research. You will be allocated a supervisor who will meet with you at specifically agreed times and will agree with you a research plan and programme of work and to establish clear academic expectations and milestones.
Entry requirements, fees and application
As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:
- a master’s degree with distinction (or a distinction grade on the dissertation, as a minimum) in geography or a related environmental field, and
- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any discipline.
For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.
You are encouraged to look at the department lists of potential supervisors and topics before writing your research proposal and to approach specific supervisors directly to discuss your research proposal before applying.
Many graduates are commanding influential positions in multinational corporations, in national, state and international government, in non-governmental organisations, and by continuing with further research.
For course related inquiries please contact:
- Host Institution University of Oxford
- Department / Institute School of Geography and the Environment
- Course Name Doctor in Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) in Sustainable Finance topics
- Course Type Degree program
- Course Mode Full time or part time
- Location Oxford
- Course Language English
- Course Level Doctoral
- Duration 3 years
- For information on course fees please see university website.