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.
Doctoral candidates make an essential contribution to our vibrant and inclusive research culture. They are central to the research that we do and the impact that our world-leading research makes on society.
At NTU, we continue to invest in doctoral education in our research centres, through the development of state-of-the-art research facilities, through our tailored programmes of research training and development and through our annual PhD studentship scheme.
Named University of the Year 2019 by The Guardian, NTU is leading the way in “access and success for all”.
We are offering fully-funded PhD studentships, aligned with our Research Centres and available to UK, EU or international candidates.
Closing date for applications: Monday 4 January 2021
Start date: 1 October 2021 or 5 January 2022
Reserve your place and join a live chat with our researchers on Tuesday 8 December 2020 to find out more about our PhD studentships and have the opportunity to ask your questions.
|School of Social Sciences||10.30 am - 11 am|
|Nottingham Business School||11 am - 11.30 am|
|Nottingham Law School||1 pm - 1.30 pm|
|School of Arts and Humanities||1.30 pm - 2 pm|
|School of Art and Design||2 pm - 2.30 pm|
Our award-winning research stands apart through its profound responses to the challenges faced by our communities. You need to make sure your studentship application aligns to one of these key areas.
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. You can also find out more about potential research supervisors, based on the subject area.
Immerse yourself in the research expertise of some of our key academics, and read more about the journeys of our students.
Apply for a PhD studentship
Follow our guide to complete your application for one of our fully-funded PhD studentships.