Research course


Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Institute of Education

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The School welcomes research students, who contribute a wealth of experience and knowledge to our academic community. Students undertaking research degrees are encouraged and helped to form a mutually supportive and friendly critical community. Especially in the first year of study, students meet regularly, either in person, or in the case of students working at a distance, using the internet. All of our research is enriched by connections with visiting fellows and professors, and thriving links with international partners.

Information for international students

International students will need to meet the English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (with minimum sub-scores of 6.0). Applicants who have taken a higher degree at a UK university are normally exempt from the English language requirements.

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Further details of qualification

Applications are invited for MPhil or PhD. PhD students begin at MPhil level and then transfer to the PhD if relevant. Many of our students gain these degrees while continuing their professional careers.

Course contact details

Graduate School
0115 848 4200