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. One year later, the University’s China Campus opened in Ningbo and now has over 5,000 students.
The University adopts a range of innovative teaching methods to create stimulating and effective learning environments. Courses are informed by the very latest research findings and many are delivered by research scholars, passionate about their subjects.
We offer over 300 taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research opportunities spanning the arts, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences.
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.
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 93% of our postgraduates who were available for work entered employment or further study within the first six months after graduation*.
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.
Our new Student Service Centres offer you help and support relating directly to your studies as well as a broader range of general university support, including everything from personal difficulties and childcare to issues around health, disability and financial support.
This support can be accessed through any of our five Student Service Centres, which are spread across our UK campuses.
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 so please visit the University website for full details.
Postgraduate accommodation is self-catered, with a choice of room types to suit your taste and budget, from shared flats to large en-suite studios. All our accommodation comes complete with kitchen/diner facilities and Wi-Fi.
Our extensive library facilities house more than a million books and journals, as well as four million manuscripts and several thousand electronic journals and books. Our Learning Hubs, which are located in a number of our libraries, have some of the most technologically advanced flexible learning and study resources in Europe.
Computer rooms across the University’s campuses house approximately 1,800 PCs, most of them with 24-hour access.
The University’s networked services provide high speed internet access, computer rooms with printing and scanning, and a wide range of specialist software, plug-in points and wireless hotspots. Most of our libraries also offer laptop and iPad loan.
The University of Nottingham Health Service, situated at Cripps Health Centre on University Park, is dedicated to providing high quality medical services to students and their families.
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. Please note: International students must be pursuing a full-time course of at least six months in duration to be eligible for NHS care.
You can experience the beautiful grounds and gardens of our 300-acre University Park Campus, the award-winning and environmentally friendly architecture of Jubilee Campus or the exciting teaching and research 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.
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 by VisitEngland (2015), there’s plenty to get involved 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, sports hall with 20 badminton courts, indoor sprint track, climbing wall and martial arts dojo.
Our Students’ Union offers over 200 societies to choose from – from Dance to the Travel Society; Drum and Bass to Italian; Magic Soc to Cake Soc – so there are plenty of opportunities to develop an existing hobby or try something new.
It also supports a range of award-winning student-run groups, including the Nottingham New Theatre, Impact magazine, University Radio Nottingham (URN) and Nottingham Student Television Station (NSTV). 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.