University of Nottingham

Studying at the University of Nottingham will grant you access to world-leading teaching and research, with impressive facilities to support your studies. You will become part of a diverse community of over 34,500 students from 150 countries. With a wide range undergraduate degrees to choose from, the University of Nottingham is an exciting and inspiring place to be.

Top reasons to study here

  • Join a leading university – ranked in the world top 100 (QS) and named University of the Year for International and Sports (The Times)
  • Learn from the best – we offer outstanding teaching and learning, rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-18
  • Study in beautiful surroundings – our campuses have high-quality facilities, social and green spaces – with a vibrant city nearby

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (45)
Medicine & Health (42)
Agriculture & Forestry (8)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)



Nottingham's first civic college opened in 1881. The college attracted high-profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi. It was awarded its Royal Charter in 1948, becoming the University of Nottingham. The University continues to develop, opening campuses in China and Malaysia, and – more recently – the UK’s first new vet school for 50 years. 


The Uni offer a wide range of degree courses, from arts and social sciences, to engineering, health sciences, medicine and science. You will be taught and supported by highly skilled academic staff, who are passionate about their fields.

Bachelors degrees usually take three to four years full-time, though courses like medicine, veterinary medicine and architecture take longer. Most of our courses offer optional modules, so you can specialise in areas according to your interests and career aspirations. There are also placement year options.

University of Nottingham International College provides foundation courses for international students which combine studying your chosen subject with English language support.


The research is inspiring. It brings together talented, passionate and dedicated people as they strive to make discoveries that have a real impact across the world. The University is ranked 8th in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

The University is leading the way in developing responses to food security, ending modern slavery, greener transport, securing low-carbon economies, a revolution in smart industry and products, and transforming healthcare with pioneering imaging.

The University also invests in world-leading facilities, support and infrastructure. This includes a sector-leading commitment to developing a digital research environment to empower our researchers.


A degree from the University of Nottingham is recognised by employers worldwide. We are ranked among the world top 70 in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

Nottingham can help you boost your career prospects with outstanding support, opportunities and employer links. Recent international graduates have found jobs with companies such as EY, PWC, Accenture, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, KPMG, Siemens, Rolls-Royce, Arup and Nestlé.

The Careers and Employability Service can help you research career options and job vacancies, build your CV or résumé, develop your career skills and meet employers – during your studies and beyond. Over 300 employers visit our campuses each year to meet students and graduates.

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.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

You’ll have access to academic and disability support, childcare services, counselling service, and visa and immigration advice. You will also have a personal tutor and dedicated welfare contact in your school or department.

The Chaplaincy and Faith Support offers friendship and support to students of all faiths or none. Its facilities include a Christian chapel on University Park Campus, male and female Muslim prayer rooms and multi-faith prayer rooms on all campuses.

The Students’ Union provides support networks – including the International Students’ Network, Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Network, Women’s Network, Disabled Students’ Network, LGBT+ Students’ Network and more.

Housing services

Make yourself at home in our halls of residence and accommodation sites. Each one provides a friendly community – great for meeting fellow students from around the world. We offer catered and self-catered accommodation options – whichever you choose, you will have your own private space for study, leisure and rest, as well as 24-hour security.

University of Nottingham guarantee you a room in University accommodation if you firmly accept our offer of study and apply for accommodation before the guarantee deadline stated on our website. Accommodation costs depend on your room type, site and length of contract, but typically range from around £110 to £250 per week. Fees are paid each term.

Library services

Te University has eight libraries, including the £20m refurbished George Green Library. You’ll have access to a huge number of resources, including print books, ebooks, journals, manuscripts, films, and special collections. Libraries are a great environment to enhance your learning, so we provide group work spaces, silent study zones, PCs, cafes and display screens.

ICT services

The dedicated team are available to help with all your IT needs. You’ll have access to 24-hour PC suites, Wi-Fi, and a free laptop and iPad loan service. Students also have their own personal Moodle account which enables them to access teaching and learning resources for all modules in a virtual learning environment.

Medical services

The Uni offers healthcare, dental care, a pharmacy, doctors’ surgery, physiotherapy and other specialist clinics, as well as the University Mental Health Advisory Service. Our Cripps Health Centre is based on University Park and is the largest facility of its kind in the UK. International students must be pursuing a full-time course of at least six months in duration to be eligible for NHS care.

Student Life

Campus life

University of Nottingham has three campuses in the UK. They all have accommodation, libraries, sport facilities, study spaces and places to eat. Travelling between each campus is easy – you can catch our free hopper bus.

University Park is one of the UK’s largest and most beautiful campuses. The iconic Trent Building looks out across the boating lake. Jubilee Campus is colourful, bold and eco-friendly. This campus is home to teaching facilities for business, engineering, chemistry, computer science, education and English language.

Food science, agriculture and veterinary students study on our Sutton Bonington Campus – there are world-leading laboratories, in the countryside just a few miles outside Nottingham.

Sports facilities

Nottingham has a strong reputation for sport, named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. The University of Nottingham consistently rank in the top 5 universities in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) League and our students have won medals at an international level.

Nottingham provides excellent sport and fitness facilities on all campuses, and support students of all abilities – whether you’re competing at a national level or enjoying some exercise. The University offers sports scholarships, bespoke training programmes and exclusive facilities for elite athletes.

Student clubs

The University of Nottingham Students’ Union provides a vibrant and supportive community for all Nottingham students through societies, clubs, support networks, volunteering opportunities and social events throughout the year.

There are over 200 student-led societies and clubs, including many national, cultural and faith societies, sports clubs, and a wide range of hobbies and interests – from fashion to film and quizzes to Quidditch. If you can’t find a society for your interests, you can create one.

The Department of Music supports aspiring musicians with expertise in many instruments and styles, and superb facilities including practice rooms, a recording studio and recital hall.


University of Nottingham received its Royal Charter in 1948. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group and the global Universitas 21 network. Our degrees are recognised around the world. Many of our courses are individually accredited by orgaisations and professional bodies.

This includes EQUIS recognition from the European Foundation for Management Development for our Business School, along with accreditation in other subjects from the Royal Institute of British Architects, Institute of Engineering and Technology, General Medical Council, Royal Society of Chemistry, General Pharmaceutical Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Bar Standards Board, plus many more.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Nottingham is lucky because its campus is beautiful, with its numerous green spaces and a lake but also because it is in close proximity to a thriving city. The campus is comprised of 12 halls of residence which are all catered and also a big off campus, self catered community home to around 3000 students. I was in catered and the food was very good, we...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying online means that I can continue to work. It's tough, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The lectures are really interesting and the lecturers make them engaging and funny. The seminars and tutorials are always relaxed and interesting. I would have had more opportunity between exam time to have work marked.

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