University of Nottingham

Britain’s Global University

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by the latest QS World University Rankings 2015 and is described by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 as ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university'.

With award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia students will experience a truly global academic community in all three countries.

By choosing to study with us you will become part of a diverse community of over 43,000 students from 150 countries. You will work with passionate academics from around the globe and may have the chance to study at one of our international campuses.

A leading choice for postgraduate study

The University has an outstanding reputation for teaching quality. In the latest independent review of teaching quality carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency, the University was awarded the highest possible judgement.

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

Search for a course on our online prospectus.

Research excellence

Research at Nottingham generates discoveries, many of which have profound social, economic and cultural benefits and address major global challenges. Among other world-changing innovations, MRI was invented at Nottingham and continues to have a huge impact on modern healthcare.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014, Nottingham ranked 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 our research is recognised internationally, with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.

Training and support for postgraduates

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.

Funding and scholarships

We are keen to help you secure the funding you need and offer a range of opportunities including scholarships, studentships and funded doctoral placements.

The University attracted a record £186m for pioneering research funding in 2014/15, with over £28m of funding from research councils for doctoral research.

Search our latest funding opportunities on our dedicated postgraduate funding pages.

How to apply

Once you’ve found the course you are interested in, you can apply directly using our postgraduate online application system.

Follow our helpful step by step guide on how to apply for a taught course or research course.

International student support

The University of Nottingham International Office provides specialist support and guidance for students from over 150 countries. The International Office will ensure you have all the information you need to live and study at Nottingham. You can find more information about the support we offer on

Find out more

Our online prospectus has details of all our courses and research opportunities, including all entry requirements:

Our Guide to Postgraduate Study contains detailed information on all aspects of postgraduate life at Nottingham, including our research and teaching, facilities and support services, detailed funding information as well as course listings. Order your printed copy here

Visiting us

You are always welcome to visit us. Please get in touch if you would like to visit a particular school or department so that we can make arrangements for you. If you can't make it in person, visit our virtual open day or watch our student videos.

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