The University prides itself on its achievements in attracting students from 'non-traditional' backgrounds. A recent report by the Sutton Trust has found that the University's widening participation initiatives are working well, with the number of such entrants increasing by almost 50% between 1997 and 2002. Nottingham is also shown to be among the universities with the lowest drop-out rate.


Studying at Nottingham is an experience that goes far beyond traditional lectures. A flexible approach to teaching combines established teaching methods, such as tutorials, with interactive and web-based methods. Facilities from lecture theatres to laboratories are continually modernised and upgraded to provide the very best in up-to-date teaching facilities.The University's modular course system provides a flexible range of self-contained study units which allows students to study the combination of subjects that suits them best. Each student is allocated their own personal tutor to help with personal and academic issues.


World-class research doesn't happen by accident. It happens at The University of Nottingham because they put research excellence at the heart of what they do.The size and scope of global challenges pose critical questions which academics research to directly impact the lives of all. By grouping our Research Priority Areas around five Global Research Themes they can use creative interdisciplinary approaches to deliver world-class research on a global scale.


Careers and Employability ServiceThe Careers and Employability Service is the catalyst for enhancing career development and employability.The University of Nottingham is a consistently highly-targeted university among top graduate recruiters in the UK*.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (47)
Humanities (31)
Engineering & Technology (28)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Nottingham!


Student services

There is a wide range of support for students to help them make the most from their time at Nottingham. Student Services provide a range of specialist services including disability support, study support, dyslexia support and financial support. There is also a confidential counselling service and a student advice centre.

Housing services

University Houses are furnished properties and are suitable for couples and families for students, staff and visitors. Student groups can also rent these.

Catered Halls (Undergraduates Only) - University Park
  • Florence Boot Hall (194 rooms)
  • Sherwood Hall (262 rooms)
  • Willoughby Hall (260 rooms)
  • Derby Hall (328 rooms)
  • Cavendish Hall (278 rooms)
  • Lincoln Hall (221 rooms)
  • Ancaster Hall (273 rooms)
  • Lenton & Wortley Hall (297 rooms)
  • Nightingale Hall (146 rooms)
  • Cripps Hall (314 rooms)
  • Rutland Hall (281 rooms)
  • Hugh Stewart Hall (339 rooms)

Library services

Offering inspiring learning environments, extensive print and electronic collections, helpful knowledgeable staff to support learning, teaching and research across the University.

  • Book return box
  • Cafe
  • iPad loan
  • Laptop loan
  • Print, copy and scan
  • Self-service machines
  • Walk-in User computer

ICT services

To borrow a laptop or iPad to use in the library:

  • collect from the self-service laptop lockers or go to the lending desk
  • use for up to three hours
  • return it on time or you will get a fine
  • please use responsibly or you will be charged for any damage

University members can access the wireless network using eduroam

Visitors can connect to the wireless network by using our guest wireless services

Medical services

In a consultation event of UK care home managers and health care providers:

  • Care home managers expressed a desire for rapidly responsive medical support from GPs
  • Care home managers expressed concern over their relationships with secondary care, in particular regarding discharge arrangements
  • Care home managers expressed satisfaction with rapidly

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Nottingham Students' Union is the hub of student social life. In addition to the many events and activities they organise for students - including societies, sports clubs, and student-run services - they provide a number of opportunities for students to socialise both on and off campus. These include bars, club nights and comedy nights. They even run their own cinema and theatre group, New Theatre.

Sports facilities

The Athletic Union currently runs 76 sports clubs for students to participate in, whatever their interest or ability. These include sports as diverse as badminton, dodgeball, cheerleading, caving, snowsports, Ultimate Frisbee, martial arts, watersports, men and womens' football, rugby and hockey, croquet, cycling and much more.

Student clubs

  • Students' Union Box Office
The Students' Union Box Office should be your first port of call when planning an evening out with friends. You'll find a broad selection of events on sale, including Students' Union organised events - such as club nights at various venues in the city, comedy, live music, speed dating - and tickets to the hottest shows in town at Nottingham Playhouse and the Royal Centre.
  • Mooch
Situated in the Portland Building on University Park, Mooch is the Students' Union bar with bags of style, delicious food and heaps of special offers to make student life palatable.
  • The Den
The Den is Nottingham Students' Union's recently refurbished nightclub located in the Portland Building on University Park.


A number of Schools in the Faculty of Social Science at The University of Nottingham have been awarded a national affiliate status, to help increase the number of social science graduates with quantitative skills.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom