The School of Arts and Humanities offer opportunities for postgraduate study leading to MPhil and PhD, by both full-time and part time study, across a wide range of disciplines.
Undertaking an MPhil or PhD
Nottingham Trent University offers opportunities to study for an MPhil or PhD by research in all its academic schools. Supervision is available by full-time or part-time study, and can sometimes be provided by distance learning.
We are currently accepting applications for the following PhD projects in the 2016/17 academic year:
Early modern generals and leadership
French prison cultures
Nuclear literature since the Cold War
Nostalgia for the future: re-imagining lost home in the European borderlands
American women writers and their transnational connections
Transatlantic village literature
Discourse and the neoliberal university
Postcolonial studies: activism, resistance, conciousness
Maintaining cultural identity among UK-based Pacific islands diaspora
Literature and globalisation
Public health reasoning
We are also accepting applications for PhD research in the following broad areas in the 2016/17 academic year:
Media, Film or Communication and Society
History or Heritage
Languages, Cultures and Philosophy
Supporting your studies
Carrying out research for a PhD, MPhil or ProfD requires different skills from undergraduate or taught postgraduate study. You will mostly work on your own research project, but we also emphasise the importance of regular meetings with your supervisory team.
The team consists of a director of studies (who will usually have expertise in your subject area) and at least one other supervisor selected for their complementary expertise such as relevant research methods.
The Graduate School Team will support you from your initial enquiry, through the application process and the various stages of your degree, until your viva voce examination and subsequent graduation. Once you begin your studies, you will have induction sessions to introduce you to the University, help you settle in and meet other researchers.
Visit the Doctoral School website for scholarship and bursary information. In addition, you can read about AHRC funding for UK / EU Arts and Humanities research students.
In addition to studying for a research degree, students undertaking traditional route PhDs will participate in researcher training. This combines general research training with specific topics associated with your discipline. The training focuses on the requirements of external research funding bodies and government requirements.
We also provide a structured programme of transferable skills training and career development. This is informed by the work of Vitae, the national organisation which support researchers throughout their careers.