• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.12 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.09 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.79 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    82.6 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    83.1 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    94.0 / 100.0

Founded in 1881, becoming a university in 1948. Both campuses are set in extensive greenery: University Park Campus, 2 miles from the city centre; and Jubilee Campus, a mile from University Park.

Entry Requirements

  • The University of Nottingham welcomes applications from students with a wide range of UK and international qualifications.
  • Details of the entry requirements for each course can be found on the university website.
  • The university does not use the UCAS tariff system but makes offers based on A level grades or equivalent qualifications.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Innovative and exciting methods of teaching and learning, with most teaching facilities housed within beautiful historic buildings.
  • A range of innovative teaching resources employed, including an e-learning system which is uploaded with useful weblinks and handouts from lectures, podcasts, lecture capture facilities, and open educational materials.
  • Problem-Based Learning – an approach which fosters skills in group working and collaboration, self-direction, reasoning, critical reflection, and knowledge acquisition and application – is incorporated into many courses.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • The university offers more than 270 undergraduate courses and over 300 postgraduate taught courses.
  • Apart from medicine, all courses are modular – meaning students can tailor their learning to their own interests.
  • The university has the highest number of students of any UK university studying abroad through the Erasmus scheme. There is also one of the largest and most diverse study abroad programmes in the UK, with over 200 partner institutions in more than 40 countries, as well as university campuses in China and Malaysia, with over 25 active teaching partnerships.

Student Services and Facilities

  • 8 libraries (within UK campuses) provide access to more than a million printed volumes and journals, 18,000 e-journals, 70,000 e-books, 4 million manuscripts and special collections. There is also a short-loan collection of books most in demand. Libraries are open 24-hours a day during exam periods.
  • Several of the libraries have been refurbished with group work spaces, study rooms, silent study zones, PCs, laptops, plasma screens and a café with sofas in Hallward Library. The George Green Library on University Park campus also incorporates the Engineering and Science Library.
  • PCs are provided at locations throughout the university, with Wi-Fi access across campuses. There is also a laptop loan scheme. IT support is available via helplines, email, advisory desks and school IT reps.
  • Student Services Centres on every campus provide a wide range of academic and pastoral help and advice on everything from personal difficulties and childcare to issues around health, disability and financial support.
  • The Language Centre is open to all students and offers the opportunity to learn a range of languages, including British Sign Language, at different levels.

Disability Services

  • The University of Nottingham welcomes disabled students and aims to meet their needs with appropriate support. Please refer to the university website for details of the disability service.
  • The University of Nottingham was the first UK institution to engage a Disability Sport Officer and annually host a nationally recognised series of sports disability programmes. 

Students' Union

  • University of Nottingham Students' Union (UoNSU) is a brilliant, diverse community representing all students, whether first year, returning or postgraduate, elected student officer or rep.
  • With 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.
  • Should students require support on financial, academic, or welfare issues, the Students' Union Advice Centre will provide help. For students looking to make a difference for others, the Students' Union Volunteer Centre has plenty of opportunities, along with student-led services such as Night Owls.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Unitemps recruitment service helps students to find part-time, term-time and vacation work with new roles advertised daily.
  • There are a huge range of jobs on and off-campus; from student Ambassadors for UCAS days, to Marketing Officer Positions with great rates of pay.

Careers Guidance

  • The careers team offers 1-to-1 appointments to help students consider their future, explore career options and put together winning applications. Graduates benefit from lifelong access to the careers service. Events on UK campuses include graduate and internship fairs, attended by over 350 employers, along with recruitment presentations and skills workshops.
  • Unitemps is the recruitment service for part-time and temporary work on campus and in the local area. The university also advertises thousands of graduate and internship vacancies on My Career, the online job board. Through the Nottingham Internship Scheme, students and graduates gain valuable work experience with a wide range of local and national businesses, while the Ingenuity Lab supports students and graduates who want to set up their own business during or after their studies.
  • The award-winning Nottingham Advantage Award offers more than 200 modules, which enhance the employability of students across campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.
  • The popular e-mentoring scheme connects students with experienced professionals, who are also Nottingham alumni, to gain insights into careers ranging from law, marketing and sports to media, IT and engineering.
  • In 2016, 94.4% of graduates proceeded to employment and further study within 6 months.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 75%
  • Postgraduate 25%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 89%
  • Part Time 11%

Where students come from

  • UK 77%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 18%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%


  • Nottingham's first civic college was opened in 1881. It was awarded its Royal Charter in 1948, becoming the University of Nottingham.
  • The University of Nottingham has award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, and hosts a global academic community in all 3 countries.
  • The university also opened a brand new Vet School at the Sutton Bonington campus, UK, in 2006.

Notable Alumni

  • Ruth Wilson − acclaimed actress who recently starred alongside Kiera Knightley in Anna Karenina.
  • London Grammar – award-winning electro pop trio: Dot Major, Hannah Reid and Dan Rothman.
  • James Key − Formula One Technical Director.
  • Nick Munro − Entrepreneur and British designer.
  • Dr Tim Brabants MBE − canoeist and Olympic gold medallist.
  • Professor Geoffrey Sharp − expert on diabetes at Cornell University.
  • Sir John Sawers − former Chief of MI6.
  • Dr Frances Saunders − Non-Exec Director UK Space Agency, Trustee Royal Academy of Engineering, President Elect Institute of Physics.
  • Heather Williams − Senior Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine and co-founder of Science Girl.
  • Sir Andrew Witty − CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and Chancellor of The University of Nottingham.

Further Details

Address The University of Nottingham
University Park
UCAS Code N84