Nottingham Trent University

Why do research at NTU?

Nottingham Trent University is a research centre of excellence. Courage, creativity, and collaboration are the foundations of our research. Our brave approach to research is opening the door to bright new ideas and endless possibilities.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 an impressive 86% of our research impact has been classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our research will enhance your employability whilst providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment for you to thrive as a researcher.

What research opportunities does NTU offer?

We offer opportunities for PhD (including at-distance PhDs) and Professional Doctorates, and a researcher support programme that prioritises your professional development. Search our current opportunities.

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Guaranteed accommodation

We have accommodation advice that is specific for postgraduate students, visit our website to find out more.

Personalised and specialist careers advice

With a dedicated careers consultant for each school and a specialist consultant for postgraduate research students, whatever your ambitions, we’ll help you reach them.

Strong links with companies worldwide

Our research is recognised for its academic rigour and real-world impact. We help organisations across a diverse of industries to develop new products and introduce new ways of working that can boost business profitability, efficiency, and innovation.

An established diverse doctoral school community

When you join NTU, you will become part of our diverse Doctoral School with the expertise to support you as a researcher. You will meet like-minded people who are passionate about research and join an inspiring and collaborative research community that works together to make a global impact.

NTU research events and opportunities

You’ll have the chance to participate in a variety of activities and events to build a reputation in your profession. From interdisciplinary conferences where you can network with senior staff to postgraduate drop-ins and meet-in-greets that allow you to network with other postgraduate researchers and make new connections.

If you want to find out more about doing research at NTU, book your place onto our upcoming events – whether that be an open event or live webinar, you’ll have the chance to get your questions answered.

Funding opportunities

Applications for our fully funded PhD studentships are open until Thursday 12 January 2023. Finance shouldn’t be a barrier to delivering world-leading research. Our ethos is ‘success for all’, so if you’ve got the talent, the perspectives and the capacity to drive change, we’ll support you. In return for your research expertise, our studentships will:

  • cover the full cost of your PhD fees
  • provide a tax-free stipend for your living expenses

We’re looking for high-quality projects from innovative researchers. You will need to demonstrate how your proposal aligns with our research strengths or you can submit an application for one of our dedicated PhD projects. Browse the opportunities by School:

Art and Design studentships

Arts and Humanities studentships

Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences studentships

Architecture, Design and Built Environment studentships

Nottingham Business School studentships

Nottingham Law School studentships

School of Social Science studentships

School of Science and Technology studentships

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