Doctoral Training Programmes
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Research students


As a world-leading research institute, the University of Nottingham has attracted funding from the research councils for doctoral training programmes.

Our doctoral training programmes aim to produce the next generation of research leaders. They present some of the best opportunities for doctoral studies available internationally. Aligned to key areas of research focus, both academically and commercially, doctoral training programmes are setting a new benchmark for the provision of doctoral training and quality of graduate researchers themselves

With the tailored approach toward doctoral researchers, you will be uniquely prepared to meet the demands of working on the most pressing research challenges in your chosen field.

We also offer a wide variety of postgraduate opportunities outside the doctoral training programmes. For more information, see our postgraduate webpages.

Student testimonial

The experience has been a great insight into the digital economy outside of academia. Working in a vibrant community of multi-disciplinary researchers at the Pervasive Media Studio has given me the opportunity to meet people who are not just developing cutting edge technologies but using them to engage audiences in innovative ways. Thanks to the internship, I have gained a vast number of new technical skills and new opinions of technology, many of which will help with my PhD studies.

Tim Pearce (Horizon DTC), intern at Calvium, providing tools and consultancy to people with limited technical expertise


Placement testimonial

Gilad worked closely with me for the period of the internship, during which he provided valuable insight into how the emerging identity management market would affect Experian and where Experian could play in this going forward. This involved working directly with Experian's UK Managing Director, who recognised and respected Gilad's contribution. I have retained Gilad since the internship as a satellite member of my strategy team, as I value his ongoing input into where we take this exciting new proposition.

Nick Mothershaw, Director of Identity and Fraud Solutions (Experian)


Placement testimonial

The Horizon centre for doctoral training has helped overcome this bias: our cohort one student, Emily Webber, had a psychology background and was of immediate use to the vernacular geography team; second cohort students Min Zhang and Mercedes Torres have computer science backgrounds which we were able to apply to problems related to linked data and image processing.

Glen Hart, Research Manager of the Ordnance Survey


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