University profile

University of Nottingham

2021/22 edition

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About University of Nottingham

Access world-class teaching, innovative research and impressive facilities at the University of Nottingham.

Become part of a diverse community of over 47,000 students from 150 countries and work with passionate academics from around the globe.

A leading choice for postgraduate study

We offer over 300 postgraduate courses and research opportunities spanning the arts, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences.

Expert career guidance

Our expert Careers and Employability Service offers ongoing support for planning your career throughout your time at university and beyond.

As a postgraduate at Nottingham, you will have access to exclusive opportunities:

  • One-to-one career guidance and CV discussions, with specialist careers advisers available for PhD students
  • Career events with experienced professionals, providing an insight into sectors and job roles, as well as skills workshops to develop your job-hunting expertise
  • PhD career management workshops delivered by our specialist careers advisers, offered through the Researcher Development Programme
  • The opportunity to meet over 350 employers at recruitment fairs each year, who are eager to recruit quality graduates
  • Assistance with securing part-time work or temporary work on or close to campus
  • ‘My Career’ – an online system that is updated daily with graduate vacancies, placements, internships and PhD opportunities, as well as voluntary and vacation work

Life at Nottingham

Our award-winning campuses combine beautiful green spaces with impressive architecture. We are continually investing in our facilities, including a £40 million sports centre, ongoing improvements to teaching facilities and a carbon neutral chemistry lab.

Nottingham is steeped in history and packed with attractions, offering everything from theatres, cinemas and museums to art galleries and music venues.

Driven by world-changing research

At Nottingham, you will study alongside leading academics whose contributions have helped shape the world we live in. We are making a significant investment in research and have been placed 8th in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our academics have been awarded two Nobel Prizes since 2003 and are continuing to make ground-breaking discoveries.

Teaching excellence

We aim to inspire curiosity and equip you with an in-depth understanding of your subject, a critical approach and skills relevant to your future career.

Our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK. We were awarded Gold for outstanding teaching and learning in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017/18), which assesses the quality of teaching at universities and how well they ensure excellent outcomes for their students.

Funding and scholarships

We offer a range of opportunities including scholarships, studentships and funded doctoral placements.

Find our latest scholarships using our dedicated funding search.

See what Nottingham is like

Even though it might not be possible to visit us on campus, we’d still love to show you around. Find the course for you, connect with other students and watch virtual lectures related to your subject area on our website.

Find out more

Details of all our courses and research opportunities can be found on our postgraduate study pages.

You can also contact us using our enquiry form.

Contact details

+44 (0) 115 951 5151
+44 (0) 115 951 3666
The University of Nottingham
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