Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Advanced Training Modules

Our Advanced Training improves the quality of PhD work, creates networking opportunities regionally and nationally, and brings cutting-edge expert knowledge to the heart of doctoral training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take these modules?

Students registered at the University of Nottingham:

Students need to be registered on a research track masters (i.e. the MSSR or similar) or a PhD programme in a School which hosts a DTP pathway.

The exception is the 'Other Specialist Modules' as labelled in the module guide: as these modules come from taught masters programmes.

Students not registered at the University of Nottingham:

Students registered elsewhere must be a student with the Midlands Graduate School.

When will the timetable be available?

The timetable is available now.

If you'd like to check the timetable before you enrol on a module, there is a link to view the module timetables on the online module enrolment form.

Once you are registered on a module you will be able to view timings via your individual timetables.

I'm a student registered at the University of Nottingham, how do I enrol on one of these modules?

Before you register: please bear in mind that you cannot audit these modules. You must enrol formally and take the assignment.

If you'd like to go ahead and enrol, please see instructions from Student Services, here.

I'm a Midlands Graduate School student registered at one of the other Universities (Birmingham, Warwick, Aston, Leicester, Loughborough). How do I enrol on one of these modules?
Please email for further advice.
I have a question that hasn't been answered here.
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Nottingham ESRC DTP Core Training Modules

Core Modules
 Code Title Credits
 M14150 Philosophy of Social Science Research  20
 M14151 Research Design, Practice and Ethics  20
 M14153 Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods  20
M14152 Foundations in Qualitative Research 20

Nottingham ESRC DTP Advanced Training Modules

Advanced Modules (click on the names below for further details)

B74CDH Contemporary Debates in Healthcare 10
B74CSR Principles and Processes of Comprehensive Systematic Review 10
B74EIS Evaluating Interventions, Services and Health and Social Care 10
B74MMR Mixed Methods in Health Research 10
XX4915 Mixed Methodology in Social Research 10
B74SET Social Epidemiology: theories and methods for understanding the social determinants of health 10
L34095 / N14F08 Doing Ethnography 10
L34097 Researching Media, Culture & Society 10
L34114/6 Individual & Group Interviews 10
M14201 Measurement Models 10
M14205 Structural Equation Modelling 10
Q34724 Corpus Linguistics 10
L34096 Archival Methods - not offered in 2017-18 10
M34175 Children and Research - not offered in 2017-18 10
L34098 Analysing Verbal and Visual Interaction - not offered in 2017-18 10
M14160 Intermediate Quantitative Analysis - not offered in 2017-18 10
L34111 Researching Public Policy and Management - not offered in 2017-18 10

Other Specialist Modules offered by Schools and Departments

Other Specialist Modules offered by Schools and Departments

L34103 Investigating Social Policy 20
L34105 Science, Technology and Society 20
L34091 Researching the Social: Contemporary Debates in Sociology 20
L34093 Contemporary Issues and Debates in Social Work 20
L84165 Space and Social Theory 20
F84262 Geographical Research Methods 20
L84226 Critical Human Geography 20
L34113 Innovation and Society - not offered in 2017-18 20
L34104 Advanced Topics in Science, Technology and Society - not offered in 2017-18 20

Advanced Training elsewhere in the Consortium (ESRC-funded students only)

In addition to their home institution offering, ESRC-funded students will have the option to take advanced training across the consortium. Examples include Digital Methods and Big Social Data (Warwick), Q-Methodology, A Systematic Approach for Interpretive Research Design (Birmingham); and Methodological Implications of Critical Realism (Loughborough). 

Further information will be provided here as soon as it is available.


Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 4507