University profile

The University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus

2017/18 edition

About The University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus


The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first foreign university to open in China and is part of The University of Nottingham, which is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. Placed 7th in the UK for research power by the latest national Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, Nottingham is a major research institution delivering work of international significance.

With a campus in Malaysia, as well as those in the UK and China, and students from 150 countries worldwide, we offer a truly international experience for postgraduates. We encourage all our students to develop an international perspective, helping you stand out in the global jobs market.

A unique choice for postgraduate study

Student in garden

At The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), all of our postgraduate programmes, coursework materials and exams are in English and at the end of your course you will graduate with a degree from The University of Nottingham. You'll be living in China at the height of its economic development and adding sought-after experience to your CV.

Our teaching is subject to the same quality assurance processes as The University of Nottingham, while our academic staff are either seconded from Nottingham UK or appointed internationally to The University of Nottingham's standards.

Postgraduate students benefit from personal tutors and dissertation supervisors who, in many cases, are experts in their fields, while our Career Development Office can support you in your career aspirations. We also have opportunities to study for a PhD once you have completed your course.

All postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation on our purpose-built secure campus. An on-site medical clinic, shops, restaurants, sports facilities and a state-of-the-art library ensure you have everything you need close by, while high-speed internet means you can access online resources quickly and easily. Take a look at our Student Life video for an introduction to our campus and Ningbo city.

Taught masters courses

The University has an outstanding reputation for teaching quality and is consistently among the highest-ranking performers in independent teaching assessments.

We offer 15 taught masters courses, spanning a range of disciplines and subjects. Teaching is informed by the very latest research developments, and our taught courses are delivered by research scholars who are passionate about their subjects.

The University regularly consults with and surveys businesses and employers to ensure all our programmes are providing students with the opportunity to develop key transferable skills and improve employability.


Contemporary Chinese




International Communications

International Studies

PhD programmes

Students on Campus

Our PhD programme offers flexible supervision between our campuses in China and the UK. Students will be registered at UNNC but depending on the proposed research topic, students may be required to spend part of their studies at The University of Nottingham UK, normally one year, and will have least two supervisors, one from UNNC and another from the UK.

Scholarships are available for exceptionally talented applicants, normally covering tuition fee, accommodation and living expenses and lasting for three years in most cases.

Fees and funding

Our annual master's tuition fee is 90,000 CNY. We are, however, committed to helping current and prospective postgraduates find funding to enable them to study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). A number of scholarships are available to academically talented students.

Career opportunities

As a UNNC student, you will develop a global prospective that is attractive to employers - you may even choose to study Chinese language to further help you stand out in the international employment market. First-hand experience of one of the world's most influential cultures, in addition to a master's degree from a world-class university, will distinguish your CV from a competitive field.

Learn Chinese

All international students have the opportunity to learn Chinese, either by joining our free weekly beginners' course or by opting to study an optional language module within your masters (available for most courses). A number of language exchanges take place on campus, whilst learning Chinese in China will allow you to accelerate your learning.

Experience China

Studying at UNNC does not only offer you the opportunity to graduate with a top masters degree but the chance to study in China, one of the world's most influential economies. Studying abroad provides you the chance to experience a new environment and culture, broadening your horizons, developing you as an individual and creating memories that will remain with you for life.

Populated with more than seven million people, Ningbo is a rapidly-growing city in Zhejiang province, China. One hour forty minutes from Shanghai by train, it was ranked 7th in Forbes' list of the top cities for business in China and is an exciting blend of enterprise, culture, education, tradition and entertainment. Housing one of the world's largest ports, the city is an attractive destination for foreign direct investment and import and export businesses. The city's excellent transport links mean that Ningbo is easy to travel around and an ideal base from which to explore China and Asia.

Take a look at our city guide for tips on things to see and do in Ningbo, and watch our Ningbo Time-lapse video for a glimpse of the city.

Postgraduate Prospectus

Our online prospectus has details of all the University's courses and research opportunities.

To request a printed prospectus, please call email us at

Find out more or contact us

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Contact details

+86 (0) 574 8818 0262
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road