Our portfolio of at-distance PhDs has been designed for candidates who require a more flexible mode to undertake their doctoral research.
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. We can offer at-distance PhDs across our academic schools with projects aligned to our research centres.
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.
There are four intakes per academic year. The fees for 2021/22 entry are:
UK: £3490 per year
EU / International: £9070 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, named below.
How to apply
Visit our application page to find out how to apply and download the application form.
NTU Postgraduate Researcher Skills Development Programme
Our Postgraduate Researcher Skills Development Programme is delivered exclusively online for Postgraduate Researchers from all Academic Schools. We offer live online webinars with additional virtual spaces for self-paced learning in research skills, researcher engagement, employability, academic writing support and more.