Nottingham University Business School
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Our PhD programme combines academic theory with good practice. A research degree provides you with a launch-pad to a successful career in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector or as an entrepreneur.

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Study with us

Develop your research skills through PhD study

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Our research impact

Our distinctive contributions to the future of business and management

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Find a supervisor

Be guided by supervisors with outstanding research expertise

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Research funding

How to fund your research studies





Research is at the centre of all our activities and our doctoral programmes are an integral part of our strategy for research excellence.




Apply for research courses

Our distinctive contributions to the future of business and management are through recognised areas of outstanding research. 

If you are interested in our research courses, we advise you to contact potential PhD supervisors directly to discuss your application.

You do not need to identify a supervisor before you apply - but it is helpful if a potential supervisor is already interested in your project. If you are unable to contact a member of academic staff we can search for a supervisor for you once we have received your application.



The Business School's focus on entrepreneurship was a massive draw for me. It's a very supportive, challenging and rewarding environment in which to carry out research. It is a truly transformational experience.
Nick Barker, PhD researcher

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Current students

Find out more about what topics our current PhD researchers are investigating. 




Database resources

Staff and registered postgraduate researchers can access a range of databases which provide detailed historical and current information on companies and financial markets. 



Doctoral Society

The Doctoral Society is run by current PhD researchers and organises academic workshops, BBQs, sporting events and trips for the PhD cohort. 



The Business School is home to the Nottingham FinTech Research Network, an international and interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, practitioners, regulators and policymakers.




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