The University of Nottingham has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia and hosts a truly global academic community in all three countries. It is described by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 as ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university'. The University is placed 70th in the world and in the top 1% of universities internationally by the latest QS World University Rankings (2015).

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • You can pursue your academic interests in a world-class environment, whereby 97% of our research is internationally recognised (REF, 2014).
  • Our Graduate School won the Times Higher Education Award for outstanding support for early researchers.
  • You will become part of a proactive postgraduate community with have the chance to develop contacts around the world to further your research interests.



Nottingham's first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881.

In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham. Just over 50 years later, in 2000, the University opened its first overseas campus in Malaysia and, in 2005, staff and students moved to a purpose-built park campus in Semenyih, Malaysia, close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


At Nottingham, we have an outstanding reputation for teaching quality and are consistently among the highest ranking performers in independent teaching assessments.

At Nottingham, we adopt a range of innovative teaching methods to create a stimulating and effective learning environment.

Our courses are informed by the very latest research findings and many are delivered by research scholars, passionate about their subjects.


We have a dynamic portfolio of Research Priority Areas which are grouped around five Global Research Themes:

  • Cultures and Communication
  • Digital Futures
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Sustainable Societies
  • Transformative Technologies

The latest REF ranked Nottingham 8th in the UK in terms of research power, which measures the quality and quantity of research conducted by an institution. More than 97% of research is recognised internationally, with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment. More than 80% of Nottingham research is ranked in the highest categories — "world-leading" or "internationally excellent"


Over 93% of our postgraduates who were available for work entered employment or further study within the first six months after graduation.*

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Distance Learning Courses

Medicine & Health (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)


Student services

Our new Student Services organisation offers you the help and support relating directly to your studies as well as a broader range of general university support. This support can be accessed through any of our five Student Service Centres, which are spread across our UK campuses.

Housing services

If you are moving to Nottingham or need accommodation, we have plenty to choose from and provide a range of facilities to help you settle in and feel at home. We guarantee all new postgraduate students University-arranged accommodation for one year to help make your move to Nottingham as simple and stress-free as possible. Terms and conditions apply.

We have six accommodation sites that are well placed for easy access to all our campuses as well as local amenities and the city centre. You can choose from single study bedrooms in shared flats to en suite self-contained studio apartments. All flats have fully fitted kitchen and dining facilities and are fully furnished with Wi-Fi.

Library services

Our extensive library facilities across house more than a million books and journals, as well as four million manuscripts and several thousand electronic journals and books. We have some of the most technologically advanced flexible learning and studying resources in Europe provided through the Learning Hubs in some of our libraries.

ICT services

There is an extensive computer network on each campus. Computer rooms across the University’s campuses house approximately 1,800 PCs, most of them with 24-hour access. Laptop computers are also available on loan for use in most libraries.

The University’s networked services provide high speed internet access, computer rooms with printing, scanning.

Medical services

You will have access to health care, dental services, a pharmacy, GPs, physiotherapy, a psychiatrist, a general surgeon and a nurse practitioner in mental health. International students must be pursuing a full-time course of at least six months in duration to be eligible for NHS care.

Student Life

Campus life

All our campuses are unique and offer something different. They all provide the Nottingham experience. You can experience the rolling fields of University Park, the modern architecture of Jubilee Campus or the engaging teaching facilities of Sutton Bonington Campus. We also have a number of healthcare sites and two international campuses in China and Malaysia.

Your Students’ Union is located on University Park Campus which is just a short bus journey from Nottingham city centre and local student areas.

Sports facilities

As well as an excellent academic reputation, Nottingham is well known for its sporting success and depth in performance sport – with the city recently named as England’s home of sport (2015) by VisitEngland. Whether you’re a casual sports fan, or an elite athlete, Nottingham and the University itself has so much to get involved in.

We have recently invested £40m in our new David Ross Sports Village, due to open at the end of 2016. Among other things, you will have access to a 200-station fitness suite, indoor sprint track and climbing wall.

Student clubs

Our Students’ Union is at the heart of student life. One of the most active in the UK, the Union offers over 200 societies to choose from, all run by students for students – from Dance to the Travel Society; Drum and Bass to Italian; Magic Soc to Cake Soc – there’s a society for literally every taste.

It also supports a range of award-winning student-run groups, including the Nottingham New Theatre, Impact magazine, URN (University Radio Nottingham) and NSTV (Nottingham Student Television Station). There are loads of ways which you can get involved in these groups - whether you’re an aspiring presenter, director, writer, photographer or crew member.


A number of our courses are accredited by professional bodies giving you applicable skills to the field you are interested in. Many schools in the Faculty of Social Science at The University of Nottingham have been awarded a national affiliate status, to help increase the number of social science graduates with quantitative skills.

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

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