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PhDs in Regional Economic and Social Research

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

Our research focuses on issues of social and economic disadvantage as experienced by places and people. We invite applications for research study in any of our research strengths, which include:
• Cities and Infrastructure
• Environmental sustainability and energy
• Housing
• Labour markets
• Spatial disadvantage
• Voluntary and Community Sector

The Centre for Economic and Social Research (CRESR)

CRESR has a strong commitment to academically rich, applied policy research which provides a particularly enriching research environment for postgraduate scholars, providing detailed day-to-day insights to the world of policy and practice through an academic lens. CRESR PhD researchers are supervised by leading academics with extensive experience of undertaking high quality research and academic scholarship.

81% of CRESR's research submitted to the 2014 REF was rated at least internationally excellent.

We have an active seminar programme with speakers from across the UK, as well as a free to access journal People, Place and Policy Online which draws readers from around the world.

PhD researchers in CRESR also benefit from the Centre's involvement with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, providing a range of training, collaboration and networking opportunities for PhD researchers.

Funding notes

Scholarships may be available on a competitive basis in this area. Please visit our website for more information

We are also part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

The closing date for applications for 2020/21 scholarships is 17:00 on 29 January 2020. Please see our website for more information

How to apply

Information on entry requirements, fees and other costs can be found on our online prospectus

For information on how to apply please visit

For general enquiries about our PhDs in CRESR, please contact

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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