Doctoral Training Programmes
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Funded opportunities for Nottingham-based Doctoral Training Programmes

The University of Nottingham offers specialist opportunities for PhD and doctoral students through the delivery of integrated and tailored high-level research and training skills.

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Doctoral Training ProgrammeWhat Schools does the programme operate in?Who is eligible for funding?Research areas?Accepting students with the following first degrees?
BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biosciences, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, MOL, Clinical Sciences, Process & Environmental Engineering UK/EU students are eligible for funding, subject to Research Council residency conditions. Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Molecules, Cells & Organisms, Global Food Security. Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biosciences, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Engineering, Psychology, Maths, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Vet medicine, Neuroscience, Environmental Science or related disciplines.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Thematic Studentships

Faculty of Engineering; Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Pharmacy Fully funded studentships are available for UK applicants. EU applicants who are able to confirm that they have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years prior to the start date of the programme may be eligible for a full award, and may apply for a fees only award if they are not able to prove they satisfy the 3 years of residency criterion. Various - see individual programmes. Various - see individual programmes.
Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Business School; Cultures, Languages and Area Studies; Economics; Education; English; Health Sciences; Horizon Digital Economy; Humanities; Medicine; Law; Politics and International Relations; Psychology; Sociology and Social Policy. UK students are eligible for funding, subject to Research Council residency conditions. Applied Linguistics, Area Studies, Digital Studies, Economic and Social History, Economics, Education, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Management and Business Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Social Policy and Social Work, Socio-legal Studies, Sociology. All relevant disciplines.
Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Social Science, Business School UK/EU students are eligible for funding, subject to Research Council residency conditions. Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies. All relevant degrees.
Horizon Digital Economy Computer Science, Human Factors, Civil Engineering, Business School, Sociology UK students. EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years. Will accept students with their own 4-year funding. Digital Economy. Computer Science, Human Factors, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, Humanities, Business, Arts.
Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicines Pharmacy UK/EU students. International students cannot be funded and would need to provide their own funding. Drug Development and Delivery. Pharmacy, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and related Sciences.
International Doctoral Innovation Centre (IDIC) for Digital Technologies and Energy Technologies   All students, including international, subject to students being able to attain a visa for both UK and China. Please be aware than only first year is spent in the UK and then the following 3 years in Ningbo, China. Digital Technologies and Energy Technologies. Computer Science, Engineering, Science, Social Science, Psychology, Information Systems, excluding Arts.
Manufacturing Technologies   UK/EU students are eligible for funding, subject to Research Council residency conditions. Research themes include, but are not restricted to: Advanced Tooling & Fixturing, Net Shape Manufacture, Intelligent Automation, Assembly, Fabrication & Joining, High Integrity Fabrication, Simulation and Modelling, Non-Conventional Machining, Manufacturing Informatics, Electronics Manufacturing, NDT and Metrology. Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Materials/Metallurgy Engineering, Applied Sciences (Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics). 
Non-destructive Evaluation Electrical & Electronic Engineering   Non-destructive Evaluation, Material Characterisation, Ultrasonics, Optics. Physics or Engineering, or equivalent industry experience.


Doctoral Training Programmes

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