Although conducting high quality research is a core remit of NCTU, the Unit is also involved in varied aspects of teaching and learning. A key aspect of clinical trials education is our short course programme which is open to individuals who want to learn more about clinical trial design and conduct.

Experienced trialists are also involved in teaching clinical trial design and conduct across University of Nottingham postgraduate taught courses, and in undergraduate and postgraduate research supervision, including Masters’ and PhD students.  


If you are interested in studying for a PhD in clinical trials research, have funding in place and would like to be supervised by an experienced member of NCTU staff, please contact 

We are also keen to develop trialists of the future and encourage individuals to apply for fellowship programmes and personal awards, for their future development. If you are interested in applying for a fellowship or a personal award from a major funder, such as the National Institute for Health and Care Research, and would like to work with a member of NCTU staff, please contact

Teaching and learning



Short courses

The Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit’ core remit is to conduct high-quality clinical trials. In addition, we have a strong focus on teaching and learning. Our vision is to establish as a centre of excellence for clinical trials training, delivering outstanding training regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Short courses