University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

The vision of the University of Nottingham is to be a university without borders, where we embrace the opportunities presented by a changing world, and where ambitious people and a creative culture will enable us to change the world for the better.

Top reasons to study here

  • We have inspiring campuses in three countries, energising us to be a globally engaged university that is also committed to making a difference in our cities.
  • We empower and support students and staff to collaborate in learning, scholarship and discovery across all realms of knowledge.
  • We are stewards of a pioneering and entrepreneurial tradition of creativity and innovation.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (58)
Medicine & Health (56)
Social Sciences (47)
Engineering & Technology (38)

About

History

Nottingham's first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. An anonymous benefactor had offered £10,000 for a college on condition that a suitable building be erected by the Council and that the college should be provided with £4,000 a year. 

Education

  • Teaching is delivered by some of the brightest minds in their fields and shaped by the latest ground-breaking research. Student evaluations tell us that our teaching is excellent and hundreds of academic staff are nominated for our staff Oscars each year.
  • A large number of courses at the University of Nottingham include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that you receive first-hand experience in professional environments.

Research

  • We are committed to addressing the key challenges of our age through collaborative research that brings together academics from across subject areas.
  • Our five interdisciplinary Global Research Themes draw upon our University’s strengths: our ability to focus the depth and range of our research, international and business partnerships and, not least, the inspirational people who are dedicated to driving innovation that will ultimately change lives.

Career

Our graduates are consistently targeted by leading employers, giving your career the best possible start. 

  • 96.5% of undergraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation
  • 96.6% of postgraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation
  • Through internships, placements and research projects, you can benefit from our collaboration with key names across a range of industries

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
99 -3
2020
96 -14
2019
82
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
101
2019
101
2018
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
158 -6
2020
152 -3
2019
149
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
152 -7
2019
145
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • Our Student Service Centres offer support, guidance and information, access to online services through the availability of workstations and signposting to other specialist services and support to help you make the most of your time at The University of Nottingham.

  • The University has a wide range of specialist services available to support you during your time with us such as support and wellbeing service in each school, disability support services, counselling, funding and financial support, visas and immigration, careers and more. 

Library services

The University of Nottingham boasts 10 libraries across its UK and international campuses. Together they provide access to over one million books and journals and more than three million manuscripts. We have one of the most heavily-used electronic collections in the UK, including ebooks, ejournals and databases.

ICT services

Computing facilities across The University of Nottingham are the responsibility of Information Services (IS).  Students can access general IT facilities through a number of Information Services computer rooms located in the following places.

  • libraries
  • the Cripps Computing Centre
  • other IS sites across the University's campuses

Medical services

  • a dental practice
  • a Boots pharmacy
  • the University's occupational health unit
Cripps Health Centre provides a full range of NHS services including:
  • family planning
  • emergency contraception
  • genitourinary (GU) clinic
  • travel vaccinations
  • physiotherapy
  • counselling* and mental health services
  • minor surgery
  • maternity care
  • a weekly antenatal clinic

Student Life

Campus life

  • University Park is The University of Nottingham’s largest campus at 300 acres. Part of the University since 1929, the campus is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive in the country.
  • The Jubilee Campus is a modern purpose-built campus which now extends to 65 acres and is located only one mile from University Park. 
  • Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities for studying biosciences and veterinary medicine.
  • The King’s Meadow Campus is framed by the dramatic “Learning Curve” entrance and accommodates many of the University’s professional services and business support departments.
  • The Medical School opened in 1970 as part of the QMC 

Sports facilities

  • The University has an extensive range of sport facilities, including a Sports Centre, Fitness Centre and swimming pool. The main sports facilities are located on the University Park Campus, with facilities also available at the Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses.
  • Sports clubs - University of Nottingham Sport runs approximately 70 different sports clubs covering a range of indoor and outdoor sports, martial arts, water sports and outdoor pursuits.

Student Reviews

The ideal school for the study of education
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The School of Education of the University of Nottingham is the best place for you to be if you want to study education. The pedagogical approach adopted by this school is child centred. You are always encouraged and motivated to add values to your learning abilities. You also get all the support you need from your tutors.

Pretty good place
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Nottingham is a large, campus based university. They have well structured departments and teaching is excellent. I've really enjoyed my time there.

Uni of Nottingham Aerospace review
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would highly recommend it to anyone who applies. The wide range of societies offered enables a place for anyone with any interest to get involved. And my lecturers I have had have on the whole been very good at explaining concepts and open to questions.

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

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