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Postgraduate research


The School of Medicine carries out world-leading research and provides outstanding research supervision and education in a wide range of subjects from medical engineering, to imaging, stem cell culture, epidemiology, computational modelling and clinical medicine.

Research students in the School of Medicine are at the heart of a thriving research community. Your research studies at Nottingham will answer some of the most challenging questions facing international medical and healthcare professions.

Why study with us?

  • Research opportunities in wide-ranging disciplines

We can offer postgraduate research opportunities (PhD, DM, DClinPsy, DForenSci, Mphil and MRes) to students who have graduated in a variety of undergraduate subjects, such as microbiology, statistics, science and geography and medicine. 


Funded studentships and self-funded PhD projects

Self-funded PhD projects are always available within our research groups and divisions. 

Funded opportunities are also often available. See: 


Peer support
We provide for peer-support groups which consist of PhD students who meet regularly (on a voluntary basis) to discuss areas specific to their PhDs or general topics related to conducting one. The groups are facilitated by students and are recognised as part of the School of Medicine's mentoring scheme.
Supervision success

Our research supervision and education processes have been built upon years of experience and global best practice, and have resulted in excellent completion rates, happy students and plentiful, high-impact research publications.

Our students are the next generation of high-profile biomedical researchers and teachers and go on to enjoy successful careers in hospitals, universities and industry.

  • Training opportunities
  • Links with the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) and NHS partners

The diversity of the Nottingham School of Medicine’s interests, together with the collaborative nature of our research and our association with QMC - one of the largest hospitals in the UK - creates wonderful opportunities for our research students to access leading academics and clinicians and make use of extensive specialist research facilities.


What our students say






School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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