Ranked as a world top 100 University by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Nottingham provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations.

Top reasons to study here

  • You can pursue your academic interests in a world-class environment, whereby 97% of our research is internationally recognised.
  • One of the most targeted universities by Britain's leading graduate employers* * The Graduate Market in 2013 - 2017, High Fliers Research.
  • We are making a significant investment in research to help us achieve our ambition of being among the very best in the world.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (43)
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.Sc. (by Research)
    School of Humanities
  • M.A. (by Research)
    School of Humanities
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • The University of Nottingham International College
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.Sc.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Politics and International Relations
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • D.Forens.Psy.
    School of Medicine
  • D.Foren.Psy.
    School of Medicine
  • M.A.
    School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Politics and International Relations
  • M.A.
    School of Politics and International Relations
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.A.
    School of Politics and International Relations
  • M.Sc.
    Institute for Work, Health and Organisations
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    School of Psychology
  • M.Sc.
    School of Psychology
  • M.Sc.
    School of Psychology
  • MPA
    School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • M.A.
    School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • MA/PGDip/PGCert
    School of Politics and International Relations
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
Medicine & Health (41)
  • M.Sc.
    School of Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • MMedSci
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Pharmacy
  • M.Sc.
    School of Pharmacy
  • M.B.A.
    Business School
  • M.Sc.
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.A.
    School of Health Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.V.M.
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.Sc.
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.Res.
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.V.S.
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
Humanities (29)
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Politics and International Relations
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of English
Engineering & Technology (26)
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • MMedSci
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Civil Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Res.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Chemistry
  • M.Res.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • The University of Nottingham International College
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (24)
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Psychology
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Chemistry
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
  • M.Res.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
  • M.Res.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
  • The University of Nottingham International College
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
Education & Training (19)
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.Sc. (by Research)
    School of Humanities
  • M.A. (by Research)
    School of Humanities
  • M.Sc.
    School of Psychology
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.Sc.
    School of Pharmacy
  • M.Sc.
    School of Pharmacy
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Education
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • Master
    School of Medicine
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    School of Psychology
  • M.Sc.
    School of Psychology
  • M.Sc.
    School of Psychology
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Business & Management (14)
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • The University of Nottingham International College
  • M.Sc.
    School of English
  • M.Sc.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.Sc.
    School of Economics
  • M.A.
    School of Education
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.B.A.
    Business School
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • MPA
    School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
Arts, Design & Architecture (12)
  • M.Res.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.Sc.
    School of Life Sciences
  • M.Arch.
    Architecture and Built Environment
  • M.Arch
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Arch.
    Architecture and Built Environment
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
  • M.Res.
    School of Humanities
  • M.A.
    School of Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions (11)
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Res.
    School of Biosciences
  • D.Forens.Psy.
    School of Medicine
  • D.Foren.Psy.
    School of Medicine
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Biosciences
  • M.A.
    School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law (10)
  • The University of Nottingham International College
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • M.Sc.
    School of Law
Computer Science & IT (9)
  • M.Sc.
    School of Psychology
  • M.Sc.
    School of Computer Science
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
  • M.A.
    School of English
  • M.Sc.
    School of Computer Science
  • M.Sc.
    School of Mathematical Sciences
Agriculture & Forestry (8)
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • M.Sc.
    School of Biosciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.V.M.
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.Res.
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • M.V.S.
    School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (7)
  • M.Arch
    Faculty of Engineering
  • LL.M.
    School of Law
  • M.Sc.
    School of Geography
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
  • M.Sc.
    School of Chemistry
  • M.Sc.
    School of Law
  • M.Sc.
    Faculty of Engineering
Journalism & Media (4)
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.Sc.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • M.A.
    School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine
  • M.Sc.
    School of Medicine

About

Education

Our academics use the latest research to inform and develop their teaching, and our courses aim to produce graduates with a critical approach to their work and the world around them. We offer over 300 taught postgraduate courses and an extensive range of research opportunities spanning the arts, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences. 

Research

The investment that we have placed in our resources, infrastructure and people will help us maximise our ability to capture new ideas and deliver solutions that help transform lives and societies.

Our goal is to attract and retain the highest quality researchers to work in multidisciplinary teams with inspiring leaders to become a powerhouse for world-changing discoveries. This includes the ambitious expansion of our prestigious Research Fellowship schemes.

We are investing in six Beacons of Excellence, areas of world-class research excellence that champion our response to today’s global challenges.

Our Research Priority Areas also bring together researchers from across disciplines to tackle key societal issues.

Career

We are one of the most popular universities among recruiters nationally. Over 95% of our postgraduates who were available for work entered employment or further study within the first six months after graduation*. 

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life. 

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for work 2015/16. 

University Ranking

by TopUniversities
2018
84 -9
2017
75 -5
2016
70
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
101
2016
101
2015
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.
by U.S. News & World Report
2018
143
2017
-
2016
-
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.
by Times Higher Education
2018
147
2017
147 -4
2016
143
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

The university guarantees all new postgraduate students university-arranged accommodation for 1 year, to help make their move to Nottingham as simple and as stress-free as possible. Terms and conditions apply.

Library services

Our extensive library facilities house more than one million books and journals, four million manuscripts and thousands of electronic journals and books. We have eight libraries spanning our UK campuses, offering postgraduate study rooms and collaborative spaces. Our George Green library has also undergone recent refurbishment, worth £19m, offering new language labs and a newly refurbished café.

Medical services

The University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS) is conveniently situated on University Park and specialises in looking after students and staff.

We have also started work to build one of the country’s largest wellness centres. Our new Cripps Health Centre will offer a holistic approach to primary health and dental care and will provide a number of new facilities and services.

Student Life

Campus life

We are proud of our award-winning campuses, both at home and abroad, and continually invest in the University's grounds, buildings and facilities. The University has campuses in China and Malaysia, offering you the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate degree and experience living and studying in a different country.

Sports facilities

We’ve invested millions over the last decade into our venues, and students get priority access to an incredible range of international standard facilities and the latest in fitness technology. As well as a 200-station fitness suite, swimming pool and climbing wall, our student teams train in the martial arts dojo, all-glass squash court and archery and fencing salle. With more than 70 sports clubs to choose from there are opportunities for everyone to get involved in sport, whether you’re a complete beginner or an elite athlete.

Student clubs

The University of Nottingham Students' Union (UoNSU) is a brilliant and diverse community representing all students. With over 300 student-led groups, clubs and societies, the Students' Union offers something for everyone, be it sports, performing arts, academic support, or one of the many student-run services. Additionally, there is the Postgraduate Network for you to get involved with, as well as volunteering opportunities through the Students’ Union Volunteer Centre.

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom