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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

Research topics as they emerge from and influence the lives of black people.

Research overview

PhD Black Studies is a place for comparative study on issues as they emerge from and influence the lives of black people (variously defined) in the UK, the Americas, Europe, Africa and other global sites.

It is the only programme of its kind in Europe and is steeped in interdisciplinary methods and critical reflection.

Although housed in the Department of American and Canadian Studies, the Black Studies PhD programme is transnational in focus and intent.

We are also integrated with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights which enables us to engage on a national level with organisations, governmental bodies, charitable groups, communities and activists interested in investigating the roles, lives, cultures, politics, representations, activism, art, histories and movements of people of African descent.

The opportunity of undertaking PhD Black Studies comes at a crucial time within the UK, as students, communities and institutions of higher education increasingly begin to think through curriculum offerings and begin to re-centre the lives and voices of people around the globe within their research.

Research areas

By it's very nature the PhD can cover a wide range of topics.

This might include:

  • racial systems
  • class formation
  • identity
  • creative expression
  • political futures
  • class
  • gender
  • sexuality and sexual expression
  • resistance
  • power

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    138 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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