CRESR is delighted to announce opportunities for fully-funded PhD scholarships, across a range of themes. We are looking for outstanding applicants for ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships.

We are looking for applicants across all areas of CRESR’s expertise (see:, in particular in the following themes:

  • Environmental sustainability and energy
  • Infrastructure and cities
  • Governing families
  • Housing
  • Labour markets
  • Spatial disadvantage
  • Voluntary and Community Sector

Further information about PhD themes and how to apply can be found here:

For an informal discussion about PhDs in CRESR please contact Dr Will Eadson ([email protected])


A PhD in CRESR is a unique experience. Doctoral researchers are treated as integral members of the CRESR team, located directly alongside staff in the Centre. PhD candidates benefit from and contribute to a thriving, collegiate research environment. 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.

The Centre and its members hold an enduring commitment to academic rigour through applied interdisciplinary policy research, which has been recognised through the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) in which CRESR’s research was assessed under Unit of Assessment (UoA) 16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning:

  • 81 per cent of research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • over 50 per cent of research was rated as world leading in terms of impact

CRESR was ranked in the top quartile of UK institutions and the highest ranked post-1992 University.

The Housing Studies Association (HSA) is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 13958843 at 42 Wellington Road, Greenfield, OL3 7AQ.
Log in | Powered by White Fuse