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At-Distance PhDs

Our portfolio of at-distance PhDs has been designed for candidates who require a more flexible mode to undertake their doctoral research.

Doctoral student using lab equipment

Our portfolio of at-distance PhDs has been designed for candidates who require a more flexible mode to undertake their doctoral research. These part-time, structured programmes are delivered online, over a period of four years. Candidates may take up to seven years to complete.

Every researcher on an at-distance programme is strongly encouraged to spend eight weeks with us in Nottingham over the course of their degree.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for you if you require the flexibility that online learning can offer. It will particularly suit:

  • professionals looking to undertake research alongside their job
  • individuals whose research interests are local to where they live
  • candidates with caring responsibilities
  • professionals looking to enhance their career prospects.

Fees and funding

There are four intakes per academic year with the first in September 2020. The fees for 2020/21 entry are:

Home/EU:  £2204 per year

International:  £6950 per year

Find out more

For help with finding a supervisor, developing your research ideas or to discuss the programme in more detail,  please contact our Postgraduate Research Tutors.

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences: Carl Smith

School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment: Ana Souto

School of Art and Design: Kevin Hunt

Nottingham Business School: Nestor Valero-Silva

Nottingham Institute of Education: Sue Dymoke

Nottingham Law School: Helen O'Nions

School of Social Sciences: Lucy Betts

School of Science and Technology: Kirsty Elliot-Sale

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418