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Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) PhD Studentships

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Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) PhD Studentships 


Bursary of £14,057 per annum plus course fees (fixed term for 3 years)

Applications are invited for two PhD studentships. The studentships are for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, and are available to UK/EU students. They include tuition fees and a stipend of £14,057 per annum. The start date for the studentships is 1 October 2015.

Applicants should hold a 1st or 2.1 honours degree in a relevant social science discipline such as sociology, geography, social policy, planning, economics or political science. A Masters degree in a relevant subject area would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be located alongside existing higher degree students in CRESR within the Faculty of Development and Society, where they will have access to computing and other research facilities.  There is a thriving research environment within CRESR focusing on policy and academic research in a number of areas including housing, regeneration, labour market studies and the Third Sector. This was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), where 81 per cent of research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Each year the Centre successfully secures in the region of £1.5 million research income from a range of local, regional, national and international funding bodies. It works with central and local government, research councils, regeneration partnerships, charitable trusts, and various other local and regional bodies to deliver research of the highest quality.

CRESR is looking to build on this success by appointing up to two outstanding Postgraduate students to pursue research in any of the following three areas:

•             Life in social housing: insider accounts in an age of reform

•             Youth transitions in an age of austerity

•             From social landlords to private landlords: the commercialisation of housing associations


Further information about CRESR and its research activities can be found at:

Further information about research in the Faculty can be found on the Graduate School website at

Application forms are available from

Any enquiries should be emailed to

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 31 July 2015

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