About this project
The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC funded Postgraduate Scholarships.
The University of Hull can accept applications to five Interdisciplinary Themed Pathways of ESRC training in the 1+3 (Masters and PhD), +3 (PhD only), for both full and part-time study. Applicants who would not have an equivalent qualification already would need to take the MSc Social Research (DTP). The MSc can be funded as part of a DTP studentship, but applications and also encouraged from people undertaken this or a similar masters already.
The pathway provides an interdisciplinary perspective on sustainable economic growth. Geographic research topics affiliate with this pathway include a wide range of greening strategies that address environmental, economic and social challenges at various scales from the consumer, firm or institution to the neighbourhood, urban, regional, national and international scale.
The School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Hull offers a rich work environment to study sustainable economic growth. Our teaching and training is informed by research expertise in industrial ecology (e.g. circular economy, eco-industrial parks), green entrepreneurship, green policies and governance analysis including work on urban greening, sustainable agriculture and food, renewable energy, natural resource management and industrial production that involves case studies and comparative work from Australia, Asia and Europe to North America.
Hull and its surrounding provide a rich laboratory to study sustainable growth with a strong emphasis on the renewable energy sector but also a growing importance of the digital economy and development in support of the 2017 City of Culture.
This pathway is led at Hull by Dr Julia Affolderbach.