About The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. It is placed 75th in the world and in the top 1% of universities internationally by the latest QS World University Rankings (2016-17).
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 in China or Malaysia.
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 an extensive range of research opportunities spanning the arts, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences.
Search our online prospectus for details of all our current taught and research postgraduate courses.
Research at Nottingham generates discoveries, many of which have profound social, economic and cultural benefits and address major global challenges. Our world-changing innovations include MRI, which continues to have a huge impact on modern healthcare.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014, which measures the quality and quantity of research conducted by an institution, Nottingham ranked 8th in the UK in terms of research power. 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.
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. Over the past three academic years (2013-2016) we have attracted £525m in research funding across a range of subject areas.
Visit our dedicated funding pages for more information.
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.
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 guides on how to apply for a taught 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. Find out more information about the support we offer.
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.
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, take a virtual tour or watch our student videos.