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We offer two routes for PhD study:

1 Open Doctoral Award

These awards invite you to design and agree a research project with academic supervisors within the M4C partnership. There is the potential to build cross-institutional supervisory teams to maximise fit and expertise.

2 Collaborative Doctoral Award

These awards are jointly developed and co-supervised between an M4C university and an external partner organisation. CDAs offer diverse and unique research projects that support the work of the partner organisation.

The application process

To find out more about writing a PhD project proposal and the M4C application process watch the video below. From the 16th October 2023 more information about individual university writing workshops will be added to this page. Please check back.

The University of Nottingham & Nottingham Trent University will be holding a joint writing workshop ONLINE on Saturday 4th November 2023 – more details to follow.