Undertaking an MPhil or PhD

The School of Social Sciences offers opportunities to study for an MPhil or PhD by research. Supervision is available by full-time or part-time study and can sometimes be provided by distance learning.

Supporting your studies

Carrying out research for a PhD, MPhil, DPsych 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 Doctoral 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.

Researcher training

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 supports researchers throughout their careers.

PhD, MRes, MPhil Award
Study Mode

Upcoming Open Days at Nottingham Trent University

29
JAN

Postgraduate Open Event

29 Jan 2020, 16:00 PM - 29 Jan 2020, 18:00 PM Nottingham Trent University
Visit Website
Talk to academics and students to find out more about your course of interest. You can ask any questions to find out what postgraduate study it all about.
11
MAR

Postgraduate Open Event

11 Mar 2020, 16:00 PM - 11 Mar 2020, 18:00 PM Nottingham Trent University
Visit Website
Talk to academics and students to find out more about your course of interest. You can ask any questions to find out what postgraduate study it all about.
10
JUN

Postgraduate Open Event

10 Jun 2020, 16:00 PM - 10 Jun 2020, 18:00 PM Nottingham Trent University
Visit Website
Talk to academics and students to find out more about your course of interest. You can ask any questions to find out what postgraduate study it all about.

Latest Updates from Nottingham Trent University

Location of Nottingham Trent University