The ESRC STEPS Centre is currently running a free online course on ‘Pathways to Sustainability’. This course is aimed at a range of audiences but particularly PhD students and early career researchers.

This online course gives an introduction to the STEPS Centre’s core conceptual approach, the Pathways Approach to sustainability. The course covers theories, methodologies and practical examples. On your journey through the course, you’ll be encouraged to think about the roles of knowledge and uncertainty, policy processes, technology and innovation, and resource politics. You’ll also explore how methods link research with action.

The lectures and reading lists draw on the Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability that was run annually by the STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex. There is no fee or time-limit on this course, and you are welcome to study it at your own pace or use it as an aid to teaching.

There is more information on the STEPS webpage here:

Online course: Pathways to Sustainability – STEPS Centre (