Doctoral Training Programmes
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Why choose a Doctoral Training Programme?


Doctoral Training Programmes are usually funded by research councils and all offer funding to postgraduate students (allocated on a competitive basis).

You will access strong collaborations with industry

  • Doctoral Training Programmes work closely with employers and as a postgraduate student in a programme you will have many opportunities to develop an understanding of the application of your research outside of university.
  • This might involve a short-term work placement or internship, a longer-term research placement, a showcase event or a training day where you work on a real-life business project.

You will collaborate with multiple institutions

  • Many Doctoral Training Programmes are tackling the big research questions of today by grouping together in consortia with a number of leading institutions and/or research institutes and industry organisations.
  • Being part of a Doctoral Training Programme can mean that you are benefiting from the research expertise and training and development opportunities of a number of leading research-intensive universities.

You will gain access to integrated research training programmes

  • A Doctoral Training Programme Doctorate offers a comprehensive research programme which will help you to develop the research and transferable skills you need for your career.
  • The strength of the training programme equips you for careers in industry, academia and research. 

You will make international connections

  • Nottingham has a global reputation for research excellence and two of our Doctoral Training Programmes have connections to our international campuses in China and Malaysia through research projects or international placement programmes.
  • This means that, as a postgraduate student in these Doctoral Training Programmes, you could have the opportunity to carry out some of your research abroad or participate in an international placement programme.
  • Find out more about the international opportunities our programmes provide.

You will be part of highly competitive and prestigious research groups

    • Doctoral Training Programmes are designed to attract the brightest and the best students who will work at the cutting-edge of research.

    Doctoral Training Programmes

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

    telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559