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At-distance PhDs

Our portfolio of at-distance PhDs has been designed for candidates who require a more flexible mode to undertake their doctoral research. Join our Question and Answer Session on Wednesday 29 July 2020 to find out more.

At-Distance Phds

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Every researcher on an at-distance programme is strongly encouraged to spend eight weeks with us in Nottingham over the course of their degree.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for you if you require the flexibility that online learning can offer. It will particularly suit:

  • professionals looking to undertake research alongside their job
  • individuals whose research interests are local to where they live
  • candidates with caring responsibilities
  • professionals looking to enhance their career prospects.


There are four intakes per academic year with the first in September 2020. The fees for 2020/21 entry are:

Home/EU:  £2204 per year

International:  £6950 per year

Join our Question and Answer Session

To find out more, join the Director of NTU Doctoral School, Rebekah Smith-McGloin, for a Question and Answer Session on the programme.

At-Distance PhD Question and Answer Session

Wednesday 29 July 2020
10 am – 11 am (GMT +1)
Conducted via Microsoft Teams

To sign up, select your academic school of interest from the links below and click on "find an open day".

Find out more

For help with finding a supervisor, developing your research ideas or to discuss the programme in more detail, please contact our Postgraduate Research Tutors, named below.

To book on to our Question and Answer Session, and to find out more about the research within in our academic schools, please click on the subject area links.

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences: Carl Smith

School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment: Ana Souto

School of Art and Design: Kevin Hunt

School of Arts and Humanities: Gill Allwood

Nottingham Business School: Nestor Valero-Silva

Nottingham Institute of Education: Sue Dymoke

Nottingham Law School: Helen O'Nions

School of Science and Technology: Kirsty Elliot-Sale

School of Social Sciences: Lucy Betts

Still need help?

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