Medicine & Health Sciences Graduate Centre

School of Medicine

School of Medicine

The Graduate School's Researcher Development Programme and the M&HS Faculty-specific Training Programme offer a broad range of research-based and transferable skills courses to support your professional and career development, whether you plan to pursue a career inside or outside of academia.

These courses are delivered by academics and researchers from within the Faculty as well as researcher development professionals from the Graduate School, Professional Development and Information Services.

The School of Medicine requires that all postgraduate research students enrolled on a doctoral programme attend a minimum number of training courses.

There are two approaches to completing your required training:

  • The FMHS (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) Training Programme (25 training points)
  • The N-Trans (Nottingham Translational Research) Training Programme (30 training points)

In consultation with your supervisor, you can choose which one of the two approaches you complete during your course of study. Students attached to BRUs (Biomedical Research Units) should discuss with their BRU director which method of training they are required to complete, but this would usually be the N-trans Training Programme.

Training courses run each academic year between November and the following July. Courses will be open for booking on 15 October 2018. 

All the information needed on how to book your training courses and course descriptions are available on the FMHS and N-Trans webpages.


Minimum training requirements

The minimum training requirements for students following the Faculty Training Programme (FTP) and N-Trans Programme are detailed below. If you are a part-time student, convert these time frames to the part-time equivalent for your course.

Year Faculty Training Programme N-Trans Programme Additional Requirements for all students
1 minimum of 10 training points minimum of 15 training points attend and present at the Faculty Postgraduate Research Forum
2 minimum of 10 training points minimum of 10 training points participate in the School of Medicine Symposium
3 minimum of 5 training points minimum of 5 training points participate in the School of Medicine Symposium


To attend training courses you will need to self-enrol using the online booking system, Central Short Courses (CSC). To access descriptions of each of the courses click on the relevant training programme button below.

Faculty-specific courses
M&HS Faculty Training

If you are a research student in one of the University of Nottingham Biomedical Research Units or have a research project that is clinically translational in nature you may wish to consider following the N-trans Training Programme. Please discuss with your supervisor what best suits your training and developmental needs.

Researcher Development Programme
Researcher Development Programme 


Key School contacts

Director of Doctoral Programmes

Dr Karen Robinson

School of Medicine website



Medicine & Health Sciences Graduate Centre

The University of Nottingham
C11, Medical School
Queens Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

Tel: +44 (0)115 823 0068