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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

Live Webinars

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.

Research AreaTime
School of Social Sciences10.30 am - 11 am
Nottingham Business School11 am - 11.30 am
Nottingham Law School1 pm - 1.30 pm
School of Arts and Humanities1.30 pm - 2 pm
School of Art and Design2 pm - 2.30 pm

Want to speak to us?

Main reception:

+44 (0)115 941 8418