The School of Arts and Humanities offer opportunities for postgraduate study leading to MPhil and PhD, by both full-time and part time study, across a wide range of disciplines.
Undertaking an MPhil or PhD
Nottingham Trent University offers opportunities to study for an MPhil or PhD by research in all its academic schools. Supervision is available by full-time or part-time study, and can sometimes be provided by distance learning.
We are currently accepting applications for the following PhD projects in the 2019/20 academic year:
– Early modern generals and leadership
– French prison cultures
– Nuclear literature since the Cold War
– Nostalgia for the future: re-imagining lost home in the European borderlands
– American women writers and their transnational connections
– Transatlantic village literature
– Discourse and the neoliberal university
– Postcolonial studies: activism, resistance, consciousness
– Maintaining cultural identity among UK-based Pacific islands diaspora
– Literature and globalisation
– Public health reasoning
We are also accepting applications for PhD research in the following subject areas in the 2019/20 academic year:
– Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
– English Language and Literature
– Modern Languages and Linguistics
Careers and employability
Your career development
Nottingham Trent University prides itself on the real-world relevance of its courses, and places particular emphasis on helping students to develop the academic and practical know-how that encourages initiative, innovation and academic excellence.
All our research degrees incorporate a programme of supporting studies designed to develop knowledge and skills of all aspects of the research process, including the funding and dissemination of research. This will ensure that you have the necessary expertise to successfully complete your doctoral programme and lay sound foundations for your future career.
Participation in academic conferences, seminars and external networks will cultivate contacts, skills and knowledge essential for successful research practice. These abilities are also transferable to a wide range of other careers. Researchers are also invited to take part in our own Research Conferences giving you the opportunity to present your work and discuss with other researchers at NTU.
There are some opportunities for research students to prepare for an academic career by teaching undergraduate students or supervising laboratory work. Students may also take part in the Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education training programme.
Although formal placements are not a requirement of PhDs, the University has strong links with professionals in business and industry.
There are opportunities to participate in ERASMUS overseas exchanges in some subject areas. The University has links with many other institutions such as:
– Sapienza Università di Roma
– Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
– l’Université d’Angers
– Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona).