1. Investigate research opportunities

We offer two types of postgraduate research programmes at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.


MRes (Master of Research Programme)

Prior to applying, you should thoroughly research prospective programme and select one that best suits your research interests and career goal.   For more information about the programmes, please refer to the department/school page.


2. Identify a supervisor

If you plan to study for a research degree, e.g. MRes or PhD, you will have to make contact with a potential supervisor in a department/school before submitting an application.

Please consult the academic staff profiles listed on the relevant department or school's website and contact a potential supervisor whose research interest aligns with yours. You may also wish to provide the academic staff with a copy of your CV and indicate your intention to apply for a postgraduate research programme and your research topic. When one faculty member expresses a willingness to be your supervisor, you can fill in his/her name in your application form.


3. Check Key Dates and Deadlines 

2022-23 Academic year
 Entries Application Deadlines  Registration Dates
 Sep 2022 (MRes and PhD)   10 June 2022  12 Sep 2022
 Feb 2023 (PhD only)  15 Oct 2022   13 Feb 2023

If you are applying for a PhD scholarship, please refer to each scholarship's deadline.

We strongly advise that you submit your application along with all supporting documents at least a week before the application deadline. Don't wait until the day of the deadline! During our busiest application seasons, we may not be able to reply to your enquiries or help you to resolve any problems in time.

Please note that you can submit your application pending the final results of your current study. Conditional offers will be made, where appropriate, and applicants will normally have to provide final transcripts and degree certificates by 31 July 2022 for September 2022 entry and 15 December 2022 for February 2023 entry.