What will I learn?

Research overview

Specific subject titles have included: Dermatology; Academic Rheumatology; Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery; Sports Medicine.

You can also study in areas like: Trauma.

Some project areas do not offer all of the qualification options, so we recommend getting in touch with a supervisor to clarify which project area and qualification are right for you.


Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
International fees will be charged as follows: low-cost research – £19,000, medium-cost research in Applied Psychology and Paediatric Pharmacology – £23,000, laboratory-based research – £26,500, high-cost laboratory-based research – £31,500, technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs – £36,000, exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs – £46,500.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 February 2022, 1 July 2022, 1 October 2022


University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,


NG7 2RJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

2.1 (or equivalent) degree in a relevant subject and two references including at least one academic reference. IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element. TOEFL (IBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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