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Job: PhD Studentships - AstrobiologyOU

Open University, UK

PhD opportunity at the Open University, in Milton Keynes (UK), exploring education, engagement and inclusion in the search for life beyond Earth.

Apply by 30 September (12pm).

Astrobiology is an emerging scientific field that asks questions around how and where life might be found beyond Earth. Using astrobiology research and innovation as a vehicle to explore issues of education, engagement and inclusion, this PhD project will seek to investigate and increase our understanding of the systems, principles and practices used to co-create, support, and evaluate high-quality education and engagement for diverse citizens.

Project Highlights:

  • Exploring inclusive approaches to education and engagement in the search for how and where life might be found beyond Earth
  • Developing, delivering and assessing practical interventions that address cutting-edge research in astrobiology and its implications for society.
  • Assessing the methodologies and methods used to develop inclusive approaches in education and engagement involving researchers, end-users and members of the public.


Students should have a strong background in educational research or practice, and enthusiasm for cutting edge science and inclusive approaches.  

Please contact Sarah.Davies@open.ac.uk for further information. 

More information on application procedure.


  • job
  • astrobiology
  • inclusion
  • education
  • phd
  • UK