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MRes - Master of Research

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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. Carrying out research for a PhD, MPhil or ProfD requires different skills from undergraduate or taught postgraduate study. You will mostly work on your own research project, but we also emphasise the importance of regular meetings with your supervisory team. The team consists of a director of studies (who will usually have expertise in your subject area) and at least one other supervisor selected for their complementary expertise such as relevant research methods. The Doctoral School Team will support you from your initial enquiry, through the application process and the various stages of your degree, until your viva voce examination and subsequent graduation. Once you begin your studies, you will have induction sessions to introduce you to the University, help you settle in and meet other researchers.

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.

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Full time | City Campus | 4 years | MAR-18

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4 years

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Entry requirements

Students will need: a minimum of a first or second-class degree or a Master's degree in a relevant discipline; a period of pre-PhD study is required for some subjects before entry to a PhD; and / or evidence of motivation and ability to conduct research at higher degree level.

Department profile

We are one of the largest law schools in the UK. From undergraduate to research degrees, we have a worldwide reputation for delivering high-quality education and training across a broad range of academic and professional Law programmes. Nottingham Law School was awarded Legal Education Provider of the Year 2016 by the Solicitors Journal. The award was given in recognition of the Law School’s innovative teaching, and our ongoing commitment to...more

University information

We’re delighted to announce that NTU has been named University of the Year, at the Times Higher Education awards! This is the latest award we’ve received in a year packed with recognition and prizes. In 2017, we’ve also been named as the UK’s Modern University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide), whilst receiving a gold rating in the national Teaching Excellence Framework. Situated in Nottingham - voted the...more

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