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University of Nottingham

Access world-class teaching, innovative research and impressive facilities at the University of Nottingham will grant you access to world-leading teaching and research, with impressive facilities to support your studies.

Become part of a diverse community of over 47,000 students from 150 countries and work with passionate academics from around the globe.

A leading choice for postgraduate study

We offer over 300 postgraduate courses and research opportunities spanning the arts, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences.

Life at Nottingham

Our award-winning campuses combine beautiful green spaces with impressive architecture. We are continually investing in our facilities, including a £40 million sports centre, ongoing improvements to teaching facilities and a carbon neutral chemistry lab.

Nottingham is steeped in history and packed with attractions, offering everything from theatres, cinemas and museums to art galleries and music venues.

Driven by world-changing research

At Nottingham, you will study alongside leading academics whose contributions have helped shape the world we live in. We are making a significant investment in research and have been placed 8th in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our academics have been awarded two Nobel Prizes since 2003 and are continuing to make ground-breaking discoveries.

Teaching excellence

We aim to inspire curiosity and equip you with an in-depth understanding of your subject, a critical approach and skills relevant to your future career.

Our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK. We were awarded Gold for outstanding teaching and learning in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017/18), which assesses the quality of teaching at universities and how well they ensure excellent outcomes for their students.

Funding and scholarships

We offer a range of opportunities including scholarships, studentships and funded doctoral placements.

Find our latest scholarships using our dedicated funding search.

Career opportunities

Our expert Careers and Employability Service offers ongoing support for planning your career throughout your time at university and beyond.

See what Nottingham is like

Even though it might not be possible to visit us on campus, we’d still love to show you around. Find the course for you, connect with other students and watch virtual lectures related to your subject area on our website.

Find out more

Details of all our courses and research opportunities can be found on our postgraduate study pages.

Contact us

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

+44 (0)115 951 5151

nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy



Department / School information and available programmes:

The University of Nottingham has an international reputation as a world-leading research and award winning teaching institution and was ranked third in the UK for engineering research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

It has a beautiful campus in parkland close to Nottingham, the cultural and shopping capital of the East Midlands, and a vibrant community from more than 140 countries.

Our Engineering and Science Graduate Centre provides friendship, support, training and careers advice for all postgraduates. It also provides training for work placements and interviews.

The department focuses on interdisciplinary teaching and research in the fields of architecture, building technology, sustainable and renewable technologies and urban design, offering a broad range of postgraduate courses in these professional disciplines. The department was rated 'excellent' in the latest independent assessment of teaching quality.

The department was ranked 9th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings 2016.

Our extensive facilities include a model making and 3D fabrication workshop, rapid prototype equipment and laser cutting, photographic studios, CAD suites, design studios, and several creative energy homes; innovative energy efficient homes for the future

For more information please go to our department website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/abe

How to apply

Our postgraduate applications website www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply provides information on the application process, entry requirements, advice on funding, and links to course information.

Funding and scholarship information can be found at:
www.nottingham.ac.uk/funding
www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/funding/postgraduate.aspx

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The University of Nottingham has an international reputation as a world-leading research and award winning teaching institution and was ranked third in the UK for engineering research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

It has a beautiful campus in parkland close to Nottingham, the cultural and shopping capital of the East Midlands, and a vibrant community from more than 140 countries.

Our Engineering and Science Graduate Centre provides friendship, support, training and careers advice for all postgraduates. It also provides training for work placements and interviews.

The department was ranked as one of the top 10 chemical engineering departments in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2016 and 6th in the UK for chemical engineering by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

Students are supported by a team of engineers and scientists with extensive teaching and industrial experience, providing a hands-on approach in extensive laboratory facilities, which include a suite of analytical equipment and advanced material characterisation facilities. Industry engagement and industrial placements are key features of our courses.

The department hosts energy efficiency, nanotechnology, sustainable processing and advanced manufacturing technology, as well as a process simulation and design facility.

For more information please go to our department website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv

How to apply

Our postgraduate applications website www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply provides information on the application process, entry requirements, advice on funding, and links to course information.

Funding and scholarship information can be found at:
www.nottingham.ac.uk/funding
www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/funding/postgraduate.aspx

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The University of Nottingham has an international reputation as a world-leading research and award winning teaching institution and was ranked third in the UK for engineering research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

It has a beautiful campus in parkland close to Nottingham, the cultural and shopping capital of the East Midlands, and a vibrant community from more than 140 countries.

Our Engineering and Science Graduate Centre provides friendship, support, training and careers advice for all postgraduates. It also provides training for work placements and interviews.

The department is recognised for its world-class learning environment and its international reputation for generating new knowledge. It was ranked 7th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

Our links with industry enable that our teaching is relevant and meaningful, and our facilities, which include the largest road materials testing facility in the UK, a strong floor facility for major structural testing, an extensive hydraulics laboratory, an atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel and soil and rock mechanics laboratories, have benefited from a recent £1.5 million investment.

The Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI) carries out research in satellite navigation and positioning systems, photogrammetry, remote sensing, sensor integration and geographical information science.

For more information please go to our department website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/civil

How to apply

Our postgraduate applications website www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply provides information on the application process, entry requirements, advice on funding, and links to course information.

Funding and scholarship information can be found at:
www.nottingham.ac.uk/funding
www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/funding/postgraduate.aspx

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The Department of Culture, Film and Media encompasses a wide range of academic activities, ranging from research institutes and centres to postgraduate teaching at PhD and MA levels and undergraduate teaching. It specialises in cultural studies, critical theory and communications studies, including journalism, and also undertakes innovative teaching and research at the forefront of developments in the study of film, television and screen media.

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• Critical Theory and Cultural Studies MA
• Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship MSc
• International Media and Communications Studies MA
• Film, Television and Screen Industries MA

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The University of Nottingham has an international reputation as a world-leading research and award winning teaching institution and was ranked third in the UK for engineering research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

It has a beautiful campus in parkland close to Nottingham, the cultural and shopping capital of the East Midlands, and a vibrant community from more than 140 countries.

Our Engineering and Science Graduate Centre provides friendship, support, training and careers advice for all postgraduates. It also provides training for work placements and interviews.

The department was ranked 9th in the UK by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 and hosts the largest power electronics research group in the UK.

Our globally recognised research gives you the opportunity to undertake live, innovative projects, and the department prides itself on its practical, industrial focus.

Many of our projects are multidisciplinary, carried out in collaboration with mechanical engineering, the physical sciences, biosciences and medicine. Our students often work closely with researchers in other disciplines in areas such as energy conversion, aerospace and biomedicine.

Our facilities include laser and ultrasonic laboratories comprising multiple optical benches, optical and electronic test and measurement equipment, VLSI/FPGA design facilities, a Giga-Hertz transverse electromagnetic (GTEM) cell, optical material evaluation systems, an anechoic chamber; photoluminescence and characterisation laboratories and a three phase power and an electronic drives laboratory.

How to apply

Our postgraduate applications website www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply provides information on the application process, entry requirements, advice on funding, and links to course information.

Funding and scholarship information can be found at:
www.nottingham.ac.uk/funding
www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/funding/postgraduate.aspx

Programme List:

The University of Nottingham has an international reputation as a world-leading research and award winning teaching institution and was ranked third in the UK for engineering research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

It has a beautiful campus in parkland close to Nottingham, the cultural and shopping capital of the East Midlands, and a vibrant community from more than 140 countries.

Our Engineering and Science Graduate Centre provides friendship, support, training and careers advice for all postgraduates. It also provides training for work placements and interviews.

The department was ranked 10th in the UK by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 and our close industrial links with high-quality companies guarantee that our teaching is relevant and meaningful, with strengths in composite materials, energy and aerospace.

Our extensive facilities include a range of materials-testing and characterisation techniques, including an electron microscope suite, networked computers supporting computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages, a full range of wind tunnels including a climatic tunnel, aeroengine test rigs and associated equipment, fully automated 3D and 2D laser Doppler Anemometers and particle image velocimeters, a water jet cutting machine, high precision scales and a welding system.

We have the largest additive manufacturing research group in the world, which hosts the ESPR Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing. The centre investigates new processes in 3D printing, such as complex multi-material products with electronic components.

The department also hosts the Institute for Aerospace Technology, at our purpose-built Aerospace Technology Centre, and the Marie Curie Innovative Doctoral Programme focused on delivering tomorrow’s air transport.

How to apply

Our postgraduate applications website www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply provides information on the application process, entry requirements, advice on funding, and links to course information.

Funding and scholarship information can be found at:
www.nottingham.ac.uk/funding
www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/funding/postgraduate.aspx

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See also under the individual Departments of Cultural Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Russian and Slavonic Studies and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies for more courses in Modern Languages, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. 2008 RAE performance is referred to under these individual units of assessment.

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Nottingham University Business School has a strong international focus and is a leading centre for management education, ranked among the world's top business schools.


It offers a wide range of masters courses with particular expertise in entrepreneurial skills development, finance and financial services, healthcare management, and sustainability. Many of our courses also offer additional qualifications and/or exemption from professional exams


Our Business Schools in Nottingham, China and Malaysia are EQUIS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and endorsed the Association of MBAs (AMBA) – the world's leading accrediting bodies for business schools.


The school has leading experts in banking, entrepreneurship and innovation, financial services, healthcare, marketing, operations management, risk and insurance, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility. We were ranked 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments.

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The School of Biosciences is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for agriculture, veterinary and food science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality. The school undertakes research and teaching in the fundamental and applied sciences. We work on diverse issues such as: global food security bioenergy the environment and its protection growth, development and reproduction of plants, animals and microbes production and preservation of agricultural and food commodities food quality, health, nutrition and safety The school offers research degrees and taught postgraduate courses. Some of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to study at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. The Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine are based on Sutton Bonington Campus. Specialist facilities include the world-leading teaching and research laboratories, clinical skills suite and food processing hall. There is also a University farm and dairy centre, and temperature controlled glasshouses.  There is a great sense of community, and the student union plays a big part in campus life. You will have access to student services, a library, sports centre and places to eat. You can travel to University Park Campus in around 25 minutes on our free hopper bus, and Nottingham city centre via the tram network. See the school webpage: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences

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The School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham is a modern and dynamic place to study providing state-of-the-art facilities and undertaking internationally leading research. We were also one of the founding schools on both the Malaysia and China campuses.

The School has been established for 25 years and is now based in a prestigious and purpose-designed building located on the University's modern Jubilee Campus, which has student accommodation, lecture theatres, a learning resource centre, cafes and sports facilities. The Computer Science terminal rooms, and circulation areas, are equipped with both wired and wireless network access.

Recognised as one of the best computer science departments in the UK, we offer an exciting portfolio of taught MSc courses (some of which are offered jointly with other schools). The School's Masters programmes are open to students from various backgrounds and are continually expanding in response to changes in society, the need to integrate the latest research findings and the views of our students and the employers of our graduates.

A masters degree in Computer Science equips you with high-level programming and analytical skills that open the door to a wide range of careers. We introduce you to the skills to change our world.

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The School of Education is one of the largest departments of education in the UK. It has a well-established reputation for the quality of its research and teaching which focus on issues relevant to teacher training and the improvement of education nationally and internationally. The School maintains and develops partnerships with schools and other educational agencies in order to inform and influence policy and practice, such as the prestigious National College for School Leadership. The School of Education is a major provider and facilitator of in-service and pre-service education and training for teachers and other educators. It is an internationally recognised centre for research, curriculum and professional development and training.

Students who meet the general entry requirements for the Masters courses can now choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level qualification. Students can progress from a Certificate to a Diploma without the award of a Certificate, or from the Diploma to an MA without the award of the Diploma. Please note that official approval is required for the transfer from the Diploma to the MA.

The School of Education Summer School provides an opportunity for students to study for a higher degree in Education during the summer vacation. Attracting participants from the UK and around the world, this is a vibrant learning community working with leading figures in the field of Education. Participants normally attend Nottingham for two consecutive summers to study the taught modules. After this, the degree is completed with a dissertation (MA) that fits the professional needs of each individual. Contact with tutors is maintained through email, telephone and mail, and students can access the electronic facilities of the library at any time and from any part of the world.

We currently have 700 registered students engaged in research, Masters level study, or postgraduate teacher training. Two thirds of our students study part-time. Approximately one third are from overseas.

International students are required to provide evidence of competence in English i.e. a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 on the written test), or equivalent when registering for a Masters/Diploma/Certificate programme.

The University of Nottingham International Office ensures that international students have all the information they need about living and studying in Nottingham.

Our facilities are truly world class. The School of Education is located on a £50 million campus, which houses state-of-the-art facilities.

Most computer resource areas are available 24 hours a day and contain a large number of IBM PC-compatible workstations and some Unix workstations. The campus network connects workstations, central services and national networks, providing access to email, file transfer and the Internet.

Our Library Services include over a million books and journals, extensive manuscript collections and an increasing number of electronic services, ranging from catalogues and indexes to e-journals

Academic Language Services includes an Interfaculty Languages Programme, which provides teaching in eight languages at different levels. Facilities include five teaching laboratories, six satellite dishes and TV and audio facilities, in addition to a computer-driven self-study network.

The University of Nottingham also has an indoor swimming pool, sports centre and an Arts Centre offering an exciting and varied programme of concerts and exhibitions. The University has an active Students’ Union offering many activities. A range of student support facilities are provided on campus including the University Health and Dental services, a Student Advice Centre, child care services.

The central teaching building on the Jubilee campus (The Exchange) contains lecture theatres, teaching rooms, a bank, cafe, bookshop and the Student Union shop.

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The School of English is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. The School has recently celebrated 125 years of English at Nottingham and has a rich and vibrant research culture.

Our postgraduates benefit from the School’s specialist research centres including the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture (including the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre), the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics, and the Institute for Name Studies.

The Hallward Library has excellent provision of books, periodicals and online resources in all aspects of English Studies, with some notable special collections relating to the School’s research, and manuscripts and special collections in custom-built premises. The School also has new laboratory space to support areas of research in applied linguistics.

Courses

• Applied Linguistics MA
• Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA
• Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching by Web-based Distance Learning MA
• Applied Linguistics by Web-based Distance Learning MA
• Communication and Entrepreneurship MSc
• Creative Writing MA
• English Literature MA
• English Studies MA
• English Studies by Web-based Distance Learning MA
• Health Communication by Web-based Distance Learning MA
• Literary Linguistics by Web-based Distance Learning MA
• Modern English Language by Web-based Distance Learning MA
• Viking and Anglo-Saxon Studies MA

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The School of Geography is a leading international centre of postgraduate teaching and research, ranked in the top 50 worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 75% of the school's research output was considered world-leading or internationally excellent.


We provide a supportive study environment with small-group teaching and tutorials. Postgraduate students have full access to school facilities, including computing, 3D visualisation and geoscience laboratories, and a resource centre.


We have internationally recognised strengths across the discipline, with research across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses exploring cultural and historical geography, economic worlds, environment and society, and geosciences.


Career opportunities are varied and 100% of geography postgraduates who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation*. Recent graduates have gone on to work in consultancy, data management and analysis, engineering, higher education, and local and central government offices. Many also go into further research.


* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16.

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Archaeology – 60% of the research submitted was assessed as being 'world-leading' or 'of international excellence', which places it equal 7th in the country on this important measure. The Department has steadily improved its position in all three of the most recent RAE exercises.

Art History –enjoyed excellent results, with 75% of the research submitted assessed as being 'world-leading' or 'of international excellence'; ranked equal 10th among Art History departments in the country.

Classics – 90% of the Department's research was judged to be of a quality that is recognised internationally, with 55% of it as international excellence or better. This result places Nottingham in the top ten Classics departments outside of London, Cambridge and Oxford.

Music – 85% of the Department’s research was rated as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’, a result that places us in the top 10 UK music departments.

Philosophy – 25% of the Department's research activity received the highest possible rating of 'world-leading', a result surpassed by only four UK Philosophy departments outside Oxford, Cambridge and London; 60% has been judged either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Theology and Religious Studies –has been ranked officially as one of the best research destinations by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The RAE confirmed that Nottingham had retained its place in the top ten elite Theology Departments across the UK, with 95% of its published research ranked as having international recognition in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Over a fifth of published outputs were considered to be 'world-leading'.

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With a full-time academic staff of over 40 and a total student population of about 900 across undergraduate and postgraduate study, the School of Law is a dynamic place of research, teaching and learning. Both staff and students are well-supported by an experienced team of administrative staff.

We offer a wide range postgraduate programmes. The courses we offer are rigorous and interesting and cover a diverse range of subjects. Our taught masters programmes are designed exclusively for postgraduate students and are characterised by a commitment to seminars and other small group sessions. This small group teaching for both undergraduates and postgraduates enables our students to be directly assisted in their learning and to have effective interaction with their law teachers. The School offers supervision for research degrees in most subject areas of the law, and also for interdisciplinary projects which have a legal aspect.

Our students come from all over the United Kingdom and from all around the world to take our very popular postgraduate degrees and they enrich the lives of all in the School and the University.

The collection of law materials in the University Library is excellent and we have quality computer and other information resources dedicated to Law students, as well as helpful and knowledgeable administrative staff.

Our graduates are much sought after by employers and retain strong affection for the School and the University.

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The School of Medicine has a portfolio of high quality postgraduate programmes, which focus on the common purpose of improving the health of people, communities, and organisations. We will enhance the learning experience of our students through ensuring: -We attract motivated and talented home, EU and international students - Our teaching is inspiring, enthusiastic, and stimulating - Our teaching and learning is translated into practice through promoting an applied context - Our lecturers are approachable and provide depth to the learning through being knowledgeable about their field - We develop and use innovation in our teaching and learning to enrich learning opportunities which contribute positively to the learning environment - We enhance employability opportunities of graduates through providing them with the knowledge and skills required of today’s employers - We continually identify and implement enhancements to improve the quality of our programmes, especially as a result of student feedback We reward our staff for excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning

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The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a multidisciplinary unit comprised of 30 research active staff and 12 support staff. The School is led by the Head of School, Professor Saul Becker and the School Executive Group, supported by a series of committees.

Members of the School are closely involved in the national and international scholarly community and many have very high international reputations in their fields. Research funding has been secured from a range of sources including ESRC, EPSRC, ESF, Leverhulme, Nuffield, the Community Fund and the Ford Foundation as well as government departments, local authorities and charities. The School encourages intellectual curiosity, original thought and engagement with outside organisations. It seeks to exploit the synergy which arises from the School’s multidisciplinarity and the interface between the disciplines and applied research and policy making, while also valuing and encouraging basic, theory-driven research and scholarship. The School’s five Research Centres (Child and Family Research Centre; Centre for Wellbeing, Health and Social Care; Identity, Citizenship and Migration Research Centre; International Centre for Public and Social Policy; Centre for Trauma Resilience and Growth) provide a focus and stimulus for multidisciplinary research activity and collaboration across the School. The School is also closely involved with the Institute for Mental Health and the Centre for Social Research in Health and Health Care. Weekly research seminars offer opportunities for staff and research students to share in and contribute to colleagues’ work in progress and to enjoy presentations from external speakers of national and international standing.

We are committed to providing teaching and supervision of the highest quality. The School currently teaches 450 undergraduate students on single honours undergraduate programmes in Sociology, Cultural Sociology and Social Policy as well as joint honours programmes in Sociology and Social Policy, Social Work and Social Policy and Film Studies and Cultural Sociology. Approximately 185 students are registered for postgraduate taught programmes in Research Methods (ESRC Recognised), Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights, Migration and Transnationalism, Social Policy and Administration, Social Work, Public Policy and Public Administration, Trauma Studies, and Therapeutic Work with Children. Of these, 127 students are registered on programmes delivered by the Centre for Social Work.

The School’s 34 full- and part-time postgraduate research students make a very significant contribution to the School’s research culture. We have attracted studentships from a range of funders including ESRC (including CASE), MRC, ESRC/MRC, CIHR, ORS, government departments and charities. Joint supervision of research students offers early career staff the opportunity to gain skills in effective supervision by working alongside more experienced colleagues.

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