University profile

University of Nottingham

2021/22 edition

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About University of Nottingham

A leading choice for postgraduate study


Ranked as a world top 100 University by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Nottingham provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations.

With an outstanding reputation for teaching quality, the latest review of teaching carried out by the Teaching Excellence Framework awarded Nottingham the highest possible judgement.

We offer over 300 taught postgraduate courses and an extensive range of research opportunities spanning the arts, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences.

Search for a course in our online prospectus.

Research excellence

The significant investment that we have placed in our resources, infrastructure and people will help us achieve our ambition of being among the very best in the world.

Our research generates discoveries, many of which have profound social, economic and cultural benefits and address major global challenges.

Ranked 8th in the UK in terms of research power (Research Excellence Framework 2014), more than 97% of our research is recognised internationally, with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.


University of the Year for Graduate Employment


As University of the Year for Graduate Employment (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017), we are one of the most popular universities among recruiters nationally. Over 95% of our postgraduates who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation*.

Careers and Employability Service

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.

The Graduate School

Our dedicated Graduate School will help you to achieve your ambitions, with specialist training and exclusive facilities for postgraduates. It runs the impressive Researcher Development Programme, a comprehensive calendar of events and workshops to help our postgraduates develop essential career skills.

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for work 2015/16.

Your future, our support

man and woman

Our new Student Services offer you help and support relating directly to your studies, as well as a broader range of general university support, including everything from personal issues to childcare, health, disability and financial support. This support can be accessed through any of our five Student Service Centres, which are located across our UK campuses.

Study and research facilities


Our extensive library facilities house more than one million books and journals, as well as four million manuscripts and several thousand electronic journals and books. Each of our eight libraries across our UK campuses offers a variety of study environments, including postgraduate rooms, silent spaces and collaborative learning hubs. The university's George Green library has also undergone recent refurbishment, worth £19m, offering various different areas for study, new language labs and a newly refurbished café.

The University offers a wide range of standard and specialist software, plug-in points and wireless hotspots for your laptop. Most of our libraries also offer laptop and iPad loan.

Academic English preparation and support

The University’s Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high-quality preparation and English language support before and during your studies.

For information about English language requirements for individual courses, visit our online prospectus.

Student life

The University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union is one of the most active in the country. With over 300 clubs and societies and over 100 volunteering projects for you to get involved in, there are plenty of opportunities to develop an existing hobby or try something new, as well as boost your CV and meet new people.

Sporting opportunities

With over 70 sports clubs, there’s plenty to take part in – whether you’re a casual sports fan, or an elite athlete. Our brand new £40m David Ross Sports Village opened in 2016, where, among other things, you can access a 200-station fitness suite, indoor sprint track, climbing wall and martial arts dojo.

Culture on campus

Nottingham Lakeside Arts, the University’s public arts centre and museum, also offers students the chance to get involved with visual and performing arts through internships and placements, as well as an annual collaboration with the student-run Nottingham New Theatre.

Experience Nottingham

Nottingham is one of the UK’s most desirable places to live and study. A vibrant and cosmopolitan city in the heart of England, it has a thriving arts and culture sector, as well as excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe.

The city has year-round events and activities for everyone to enjoy, fairgrounds, festivals, fireworks, cultural celebrations, continental markets, music events and more. With Trent Bridge international cricket ground, Nottingham Forest and Notts County football clubs, the National Ice Centre and more, you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to sport.


We guarantee all new postgraduate students University-arranged accommodation for one year, to help make your move to Nottingham as simple and as stress-free as possible. Terms and conditions apply.

Find out more about accommodation for postgraduate students.

How to apply

See our step-by-step guides for detailed information on how to apply for taught and research courses.

Funding opportunities

We regularly promote funding for taught masters courses and research opportunities from a variety of different sources across all subject areas. We’ll help you navigate the complex process of securing funding from outside of the University, or help you find and apply for one of the many awards that we provide instead.

Visit our dedicated funding pages for more information.

If you require any further information please use the enquiry form here.

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