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PhD and Professional Doctorates

Make a difference with postgraduate research. Find out about our PhDs and Professional Doctorates and learn how to navigate your research journey.

At NTU, we provide a stimulating and supportive environment for you to thrive as a researcher. You can search our PhD projects, submit your own proposal, or undertake a Professional Doctorate in your field.

Come and be a part of our world-leading research.

Find your PhD

Search our current PhD projects by Academic School, and find out how to submit your own PhD research proposal. With a host of funded and self-funded opportunities — plus full-time, part-time, and at-distance delivery options — we accommodate innovative new researchers, busy and established professionals, and international students looking to complete a PhD in the UK.

Professional Doctorates

View our Professional Doctorates - research-based qualifications designed for working professionals.

How to apply for a postgraduate research course

Ready to begin? Follow our step-by-step application guide.

Funding your research

Wondering how you'll fund your PhD or Professional Doctorate? Find out about your finance options, including loans, studentships and the alumni discount for eligible NTU graduates.

Fees and funding

Find out how much a PhD or Professional Doctorate will cost and the funding options available, including PhD studentships, stipends, loans and doctoral awards.

Funding your studies


The AHRC-funded M4C scheme supports arts and humanities research students throughout their studies with funding, placements, training and more.

Doctoral training partnership

Alumni discount

If you’re currently studying with us, or have graduated from NTU, continue your studies with us and you could save 20% on your postgraduate tuition fees.

More about the discount