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 Nottingham, United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Access world-class teaching, innovative research and impressive facilities at the University of Nottingham

Become part of a diverse community of over 36,000 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.

Passionate about your passions

We understand that your journey into postgraduate study is driven by a passion for your chosen subject. That's why our top priority is to provide you with an enriching academic experience that not only deepens your knowledge but also opens a world of career opportunities. Our diverse range of postgraduate programmes caters to students from the UK, the EU, and around the globe, reflecting the shared motivations of our prospective postgraduates.

When it comes to course choice, we understand that finding the perfect fit is essential. That's why we offer programmes designed to meet your specific needs and interests, ensuring that you receive the tailored education you deserve. And our commitment to your excellence extends beyond the classroom, with a focus on employability, course accreditation, and tuition affordability for all our students, including our international cohort.

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 rooms 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 7th in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Our academics have been awarded two Nobel Prizes since 2003 and are continuing to make ground-breaking discoveries.

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


Biological Sciences (4) Nursing & Health (27) Engineering (12) Medicine (26) Business & Management (5) Education (11) Philosophy (28) Linguistics & Classics (23) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Psychology (31) Social Work (32) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Law (22) Politics & Government (30) Environmental Sciences (13) Economics (10) Finance (14) Mathematics (25) Computer Science (8) Creative Arts & Design (9) Chemistry (6) Physics (29) Communication & Media Studies (7) Geography (17) Food Sciences (15) Theology & Religious Studies (34) History & Archaeology (19) Sociology (33) Veterinary Sciences (35)

Department / School information and available programmes:

Studying American and Canadian Studies has never been more relevant.

From political protest, multiculturalism and global relations, to debating the removal of statues and monuments, these are all issues which make up our modern world. 

Whether you’ve come to American and Canadian studies through an interest in current events - perhaps the US elections, or the Black Lives Matter movement - or because you’ve always been fascinated by North American culture, our courses offer the flexibility to explore.

Particular areas of staff expertise include 19th-century literary, print and visual cultures, contemporary fiction, labour history, American Foreign Policy, The Civil Rights Movement and the Southern US in historical, cinematic and literary contexts and American intellectual history.

Choose a taught masters or independent research via an MRes to further your existing knowledge or focus on a particular area, and expand your career options.

We also offer a range of work experience through placements and volunteering.

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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 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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We are born to communicate. Through objects and images, sounds and words, we declare our passions, entertain each other and influence the world around us. Cultural, Media and Visual Studies examines and makes sense of all this activity.

Our work spans centuries - from Renaissance paintings to posthumanism and cyberbodies. As much as the "what" we ask the "why" and the "who". Why do things that way? Who benefits? And who doesn't?

Staff have distinct specialisations but work as one community – international media and communications, film and screen industries, history of art and visual culture, critical theory and cultural studies - sharing ideas and approaches and working across international boundaries.

You will have access to excellent facilities, including the Digital Transformations Hub, the Screening Room, and the Hallward Library. We also offer a range of work experience through placements, volunteering, and our exclusive Hollywood Internships.

Undertake a taught course, or independent research via an MRes.

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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

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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 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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The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Nottingham is a leading UK centre for research in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Russian and Slavonic Studies, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, and Translation Studies (European languages, Chinese and Arabic).

As well as offering postgraduate teaching and research in languages, we offer specialist translation, interpreting, and localisation studies courses. You will have use of the Hallward Library, Language Centre resources, Translation Suite, and other specialist facilities. You can also gain practical work experience through placements and volunteering.

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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 English offers a broad range of expertise celebrating the diversity and richness of the English language, its literatures, its performance and its histories.

We are a community built on research and education, where all of our lecturers are active researchers and our students are welcomed into the research community.

As a masters student, you will work with expert academics and researchers across the key disciplines of English Language and Applied Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Literature from the Early Modern period to the Contemporary, and Drama and Creative Writing.

You will have access to psycholinguistic labs, the Digital Transformations Hub, performance spaces and the Hallward Library. We also offer a range of work experience through placements and volunteering, including our exclusive Letters Page roles. All of this in a world top 100 university (QS World University Rankings 2024) located in a UNESCO-designated City of Literature.

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In the School of Humanities, all our disciplines – history, classics, archaeology, music, philosophy, theology and religion - offer perspectives on the most significant aspects of human life and culture: birth, love and death, questions of ethics and problems of knowledge and evidence, the relation of our future to our past, and the individual’s place in society and the world.

The humanities do not offer certainties or straightforwardly ‘right’ answers but they do require students to respond to profound and important questions about things that really matter and will never date.

As well as excellence in teaching and learning and research, you will have use of the Hallward Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections, the Digital Transformations Hub, and other specialist facilities. We also offer a range of work experience through placements and volunteering. It's no surprise then that our graduates are popular with employers: the transferable skills humanities teach are well-known and very much in demand.

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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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