Anglia Ruskin University PHD

Anglia Ruskin University PHD

Professional Doctorates are a flexible alternative to traditional PhD study. Research your area of interest and expertise while continuing to work. You’ll be able to add value to your organisation while enhancing your career prospects and expanding your professional network.

Studying a Professional Doctorate at Anglia Ruskin University is a great way to turn your career into a qualification. It’s an opportunity to develop your skills in research, organisation, management and leadership whilst in a supportive environment. Study is flexible and we have a range of courses for you choose from.

MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.

PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.


Pursue your research degree with an internationally known institute that works with influential partners, including government and industry.

Full description

Established in early 2011, the Global Sustainability Institute’s core research questions are based around personal motivations and systems change, in relation to sustainability.

This translates into four key research areas:

  • Climate Action & Cultural Systems
  • Consumption & Change
  • Global Risk & Resilience
  • Education for Sustainability.

We collaborate with departments throughout Anglia Ruskin, as well as with numerous external organisations, including the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Mott Macdonald and Lloyd’s of London

It’s an inspiring environment in which to conduct research and influence the world – and we can offer you high-quality supervision from influential figures in the sustainability field.

Visit for further information about the Institute and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss your research proposal.

If you’ve already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field of you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.