Faculty of Arts

Four steps to becoming a Nottingham postgraduate research student


Step 1: investigate our areas of teaching and research expertise...

We are committed to enabling our students to develop the skills and connections required to make exceptional scholars and enter fulfilling careers.

Visit the individual research groups, and school and department pages to find out more about courses, careers and funding.

We have numerous research groups, many of which are interdisciplinary:

More than 97 per cent of our research is of international quality according to REF 2014, with 72 per cent graded as ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent’. 

Knowledge gained through our research converts directly into teaching material, ensuring that you are taught by the leading minds in their field.


What is your specialist subject?

Medievalist Dr Christina Lee and colleagues recently made the headlines with their AncientBiotics project.

A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research collaboration at The University of Nottingham.

More research news on the Arts and Humanities blogs


View our courses in the postgraduate online prospectus

View our areas of research supervision expertise

Step 2: see our study and research facilities and postgraduate services...

As a University of Nottingham student you will have access to many spaces and places in which to conduct your independent study and research.

Many of our public collections are unique to Nottingham, and tutors add to these collections with their own personal libraries.

Dr Andrew Harrison, D.H. Lawrence Research Centre, showcases the Bentinck Room in Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Research spaces and places videos

University of Nottingham links

International Student Recruitment team

Graduate School

Social Science and Arts
Graduate Centre

University Park Campus

Careers and Employment Service
Take a virtual tour

Step 3: check if you are eligible for funding...

Many of our students are able to take advantage of the masters and PhD studentships and scholarships available at institution, school and departmental level:

School of Cultures, Languages
and Area Studies funding

School of English funding

School of Humanities funding

University of Nottingham Postgraduate funding

Search Nottingham's Midlands3Cities research opportunities 



Step 4: make your application...

Make sure you leave plenty of time to make your application, and look out for our application writing workshops. In many instances you will need to hold an offer of a place on your chosen course prior to submitting a funding application.


New applicants: how to apply

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Contact us

Talk to us to find out more about postgraduate study.

+44 (0)115 951 5559
Enquiry Form

International students - your country contact

For individual staff contact details please see the school/department or research group pages.


Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Course and admissions enquiries
All other enquiries
telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8502
email: helen.frost@nottingham.ac.uk

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