Have you ever wanted to be a world-leading expert?
A research degree at Nottingham University Business School gives you the opportunity to explore a topic that fascinates you, produce an original contribution, and become an expert in the field.
A PhD will develop your skills in planning, research, resilience and collaboration and can launch you into a successful career in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector, or as an entrepreneur. Many of our graduates now work in top research universities, major multinational global corporations, or run their own businesses.
We are interested in outstanding, ambitious PhD candidates from a variety of backgrounds in the social sciences, humanities, engineering and mathematics – you do not need to have studied business to join our PhD programme, but you do need to be committed to research and have a thirst for knowledge.
The Nottingham PhD programme is an opportunity to collaborate, learn and study in a vibrant and supportive academic community.
The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked Nottingham 6th among UK business schools for research power. This high standard of research activity informs the content and design of all our PhD pathways, ensuring that we combine relevant academic theory with good practice.
Are you interested in a PhD?
Come to our PhD Open Day to ask questions and meet Business School academic staff and potential supervisors. This event is free and all postgraduate students are welcome to attend.
Please register to secure your place. Lunch is provided.
The Business School offers a variety of PhD scholarships in conjunction with other postgraduate funding opportunities offered by the University.
The University of Nottingham is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP, one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) in the UK funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The ESRC’s Doctoral Training Network delivers postgraduate studentship funding for UK and EU students across the full range of the Social Sciences.