Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)

Black Power Film Festival

C3R contributes to race and rights teaching, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as in the wider community. 


We have an active postgraduate community of Masters and PhD students who work on a range of race and rights topics and we welcome enquiries from potential postgraduates in any area of this field. 

Postgraduates play a vital role in C3R activities, coordinating events and steering the direction of the centre through their research and engagement activities. We also host a monthly Race and Rights reading group for postgraduate students and early career scholars. 


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PhD research

Our members lead on the PhD in Black Studies, the only programme of its kind in Europe. You can enter the programme from a range of backgrounds in arts, social science or humanities subject areas.

Black Studies PhD

You can also research race and rights issues on a number of other PhD programmes. See the postgraduate prospectus for full details of all our courses.

Research programmes

You are encouraged to contact a member of our team about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area. 

Masters programmes

Several of our masters programmes allow you to address race and rights issues. Search our postgraduate prospectus for further details.

Masters courses


C3R members lead a number of modules on race and rights topics across multiple disciplines. Search our undergraduate prospectus for degrees and modules for more information.

Undergraduate prospectus

Our C3R Excellence Award offers additional support to selected students on the American and Canadian Literature, History and Culture (International Study with Foundation Year) degree.

School and community

Our recent community-based or schools-based teaching includes:

  • a session at the True Colours Black Lives Matter course
  • a day on Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement
  • study sessions at Nottingham Contemporary
  • workshops at the New Art Exchange.

See our impact and engagement information for more details.


Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD