School of Social Sciences
PhD, MPhil

Research degrees in Social Sciences

 

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.

Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please visit the Graduate School website.

 

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.

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.

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 support researchers throughout their careers.

Scholarships

As part of our continued pledge to invest in research excellence, we are awarding three fully funded PhD scholarships. We invite applications across the following projects:

Deadline for applications is 12 noon Friday 28 November 2014

Psychology Scholarships

The Division of Psychology at NTU is one of the largest in the country. In addition to the above, we are delighted to announce the availability of four fully funded Psychology scholarships PDF icon  

Deadline for applications is 12 noon Friday 12 December 2014

For more information about applying for a PhD or scholarship, Register and download an application pack