How to apply for PhD in Systems Thinking and
Course structure and how to apply
Applicants must meet the entry requirements of both the
Universities of Hull and Melbourne.
The PhD will be jointly supervised and jointly awarded.
Students will spend their first year in Hull, where they will
undertake research training, gain a deeper appreciation of the
literature relevant to their research, and further develop their
They will then spend their second year in Melbourne undertaking
fieldwork or an in-depth study on a sustainability issue of their
choice, before returning to Hull to finish writing up in their
Applicants wishing to undertake systemic action research
projects, quantitative studies, qualitative research and/or purely
theoretical explorations are all encouraged to apply.
Please see the Hull University Business School guidelines for
completing a PhD application.
The application form is a generic one for all the University of
Hull’s PhD programmes, so please specify Hull/Melbourne PhD
Systems Thinking and Sustainability Engineering in the box
asking which programme you are interested in.
The University of Hull and Hull University Business School are
both currently advertising competitive scholarships, with a
deadline of 3 February 2014.
If your studies are dependent on receiving one of these
scholarships, you must apply for the PhD programme before, or at
the same time as, the scholarships.
If you are intending to be funded by a body outside the
University of Hull, there is no deadline for applications.