Doctoral Training Programmes
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Our Doctoral Training Centres


Click on the name of a centre to find out about opportunities for doctoral training and related funding available from research councils: 

AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP

  • Aim: M4C provides combined research expertise for the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers

  • Places: 80 PhD studentships for 2019 entry through an open competition; 11 Collaborative Doctoral Awards through a linked competition with a partner organisations

BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme

  • Aim: To deliver world-class doctoral research training in global food security, bioenergy and industrial biotechnology.

  • Places: 50

Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy

  • Aim: To produce research leaders able to tackle the efficient generation of electricity using fossil energy.

  • Places: To be confirmed

CDT in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

  • Aim: To produce research leaders in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing. 

  • Places: 15


Composites Manufacture

  • Aim: To provide manufacturing research engineers with the skills to impact on composites manufacturing technology.

  • Places: To be confirmed

Engineering and Physical Sciences Thematic Studentships

  •  Aim: Various – see individual programmes for details

  • Places: 3 places per each of the four thematic areas                                           

Envision - NERC DTP

  • Aim: To combine UK researchers with industry partners and provide a new generation of environmental scientists ready to take on the challenges of a changing world

  • Places: To be confirmed

EPSRC Advanced and Targeted Therapeutics

  • Aim: To train future pioneers of the pharmaceutical industry in partnership with UCL, EPSRC and industry

  • Places: To be confirmed


Fuel Cells and Their Fuels

  • Aim: To equip graduates to work within the energy sector and provide in-depth training into hydrogen technologies

  • Places:To be confirmed

Horizon My Life in Data

  • Aim: To train research leaders for the digital economy, addressing the challenge of digital identity and personal data for the 21st century

  • Places: To be confirmed

Innovative Metal Processing Centre for Training

  • Aim: To train the future technical leaders in metal processing with the required skills needed to lead innovation

  • Places: 14

Leverhulme Trust Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society

  • Aim: To tackle the global issues of food shortages, water scarcity and insufficient clean energy through advanced modelling and data analysis

  • Places: 3


Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTC

  • Aim: To offer a world-class multidisciplinary environment in which social science research can flourish

  • Places: To be confirmed

MRC Integrated Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training (IMPACT)

  • Aim: To deliver world-class doctoral research training in the biomedical sciences, producing the next generation of research leaders in the field of Complex Disease: mechanisms to therapy

  • Places: 4

Non-destructive Evaluation

  • Aim: To give graduates the experience to lead and develop non-destructive evaluation methods in diverse industries

  • Places: To be confirmed

Oxford Nottingham Biomedical Imaging

  • Aim: To train the next generation of research, industry and healthcare professionals, focusing on all aspects of biomedical imaging

  • Places: To be confirmed


Regenerative Medicine

  • Aim:  To equip graduate researchers with the tools and skills needed to translate the potential of cell or tissue based therapies

  • Places: To be confirmed

Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research 

  • Aim: To provides PhD training for clinicians who seek part-time doctoral study alongside a clinical role

  • Places: To be confirmed

Sustainable Chemistry Doctoral Training Centre

  • Aim: To provide students with first class research training, enabling them to become champions in sustainable chemistry

  • Places: To be confirmed

Wellcome Trust DTP in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Aim: To develop multidisciplinary research scientists who understand the global emergence, spread and persistence of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria, and discover new strategies to prevent and treat infections

  • Places: 10 each year until October 2019



Doctoral Training Programmes

Graduate School, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559