All our PhD students enrol in the Nottingham Translational Research (N-Trans) Doctoral Training Programme.
This structured training programme will not only provide you with specialised scientific and methodological knowledge, but also teaches you invaluable generic skills, such as becoming a confident presenter and writing scientific papers. You will have regular contact with your supervisor(s) and submit yearly reports about your progress to assist you in writing-up as you go along.
The N-Trans doctoral training programme equips early-career researchers with these essential skill sets and knowledge. Training focuses on:
- developing skills in cross-disciplinary communication
- understanding the techniques available in clinical and basic sciences research
- appreciating the possibilities and limitations of other, complementary disciplines.
The programme is delivered in a modular format.
Prior learning (whether formally taught or experiential) may be given equivalence to existing modules.
In addition to the N-Trans Doctoral Training Programme, our students also share development activities with PhD students at MRC IHR. In particular, we hold two events annually where all students present and discuss their work with fellow students and supervisors, and engage in outdoor or leisure activities together.
Links with the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research (MRC IHR)
The Institute of Hearing Research MRC IHR is funded by the Medical Research Council to increase understanding into the mechanisms of hearing and to imprive and develop diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to hearing disorders, such as hearing loss, tinnitus or speech and language impairments.
Researchers at IHR use a wide variety of state-of-the-art neuroscientific technologies, including cell labelling and neuronal tracing, single- and multi-channel neurophysiological recordings, human neuroimaging and non-invasive electrophysiological recordings, psychophysical testing and computational modelling. These techniques allow the probing of auditory processes from single cells to associative and cognitive functions, such as multi-sensory integration and auditory learning.