We believe that great minds don’t think alike. We welcome students from across the world to become our next PhD pioneers.
This is the place where you get the space, support, skills and connections to solve real world challenges. Whether you are designing the places of tomorrow, creating cutting-edge tools and technologies, or helping make a greener planet spin a little smoother – you’ll be part of our friendly research community.
Get ready to shape the real world.
Our research strengths
The University of Nottingham is the ideal place to study for your PhD in engineering, architecture or design.
Explore our research
PhD research themes
Find your PhD programme in one of our six themes.
Research groups, centres and institutes
Discover how our research groups, centres and institutes tackle everyday problems, industrial challenges and global issues.
Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)
Please see the links below to view individual CDTs, details of their research and how to apply for a PhD hosted by them. Please note that not all CDTs may be currently recruiting new postgraduate researchers.
We lead on three University of Nottingham CDTs.
We have links to three CDTs led by other schools within the University of Nottingham.
We have partnered with five CDTs led by other universities.