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NTU Doctoral School

The Doctoral School is at the heart of research at Nottingham Trent University. It's here to support you through your projects, guide you through innovative research and offer help however you need it - from enrolment, to academic advice, events and more.

Welcome to the Doctoral School

The NTU Doctoral School is your home while undertaking doctoral study. Whether you're working towards a PhD or Professional Doctorate, the Doctoral School can help you through every aspect of your research programme.

We will support you through admission and enrolment, during your project approval and annual monitoring, right up until the submission of your thesis and your viva voce examination. We’re here to provide professional development, a sense of community, and social and academic events that are open to researchers across all disciplines.

The Doctoral School is where you'll find the help you’ll need to become a confident, skilled NTU researcher, and it's the first point of contact for doctoral candidates and supervisors for advice, guidance and support in navigating the doctoral journey.

"I want to change the world"


Our Director of Research Culture and Environment, Rebekah Smith McGloin, explains why many people choose to study their research degree at NTU.

"Throughout my PhD at NTU, my work has been recognised and appreciated. I have met amazing people and talented professionals."

Valentina de Riso, PhD in Arts and Humanities


Erin Newman, PhD in History

"My postgraduate research journey has been fast-paced, challenging and well-supported."

Local researcher Erin enjoys tying her historical research back to the places she knows, using the past to help us understand today.

Hear her story.

Contact the Doctoral School

Email or chat online with the Doctoral School Administration Manager if you have any questions about doctoral study at NTU.