JOIN NTU’S WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH COMMUNITY, WITH OUR FULLY-FUNDED PHD STUDENTSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.
From climate change to cancer and airline security to food safety, we’re tackling society’s biggest challenges with research that is transforming the world and saving lives.
So come and change yours.
With world-class facilities, academics who are leaders in their fields, and a dedicated support programme, we give our researchers the tools they need to succeed.
Our research won the 2015 Queens Anniversary Prize – the highest honour for a UK university – and 90% of our research was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
We’re now offering over 50 fully-funded PhD studentships for UK, EU or international students in our core subject areas or key research themes.
Our research staff at NTU work across a number of subject areas, bringing together their expertise from a range of varied disciplines to creatively address challenges facing society, the economy and the environment.
The application process
Applying for a research degree (PhD and MPhil, DBA and Professional Doctorate) will require certain judgments to be made by you and by the University. You'll need to decide whether NTU can offer the right environment, facilities and support for you to complete your research. The University will need to decide whether you have the appropriate experience and background to undertake the project successfully. Together we'll need to decide whether we can offer you expert supervision in your chosen research field.
Whilst typical relevant application deadlines are discussed under "Research degree start dates" above, it's advisable to contact the University as early as possible so that these decisions can be given the consideration they require.
English Language Requirements for all research degree programmes
You will need an overall IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 with minimum sub-scores of 6.0 in all component sections (writing, reading, listening and speaking).
We'll normally ask applicants who do not meet the English language proficiency requirement to successfully complete an English language course at Nottingham Language Centre.
Applicants for PhD or MPhil should normally hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a UK university or an equivalent qualification, or a lower second class honours degree with a master’s degree at Merit level of a UK university or an equivalent qualification.
Applicants for Professional Doctorates will be well-qualified in their chosen field and will normally have already gained a related master’s degree or equivalent qualification, together with sufficient professional experience in the relevant field. Typically, an applicant will have a minimum of 5-7 years’ relevant professional experience.
Applicants for part-time study within Business should consult the University Doctoral School about whether a traditional PhD or the DBA is most appropriate.
Applicants for part-time Professional Doctorate study in education, social practice or legal practice should also contact the Doctoral School or the relevant course leader for advice about whether a part-time PhD or a Professional Doctorate is more appropriate.
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