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The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has over 300 taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research opportunities spanning the arts, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences. Research degrees are supervised by world-class academics and taught programmes are informed by the latest research findings. Students benefit from a range of support services including a dedicated Graduate School, and the Careers and Employability Service.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

8,450 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 68%
  • Part Time 32%

Domicile

  • UK 61%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 30%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 105 1420 1530
Nursing 50 785 830
Medicine 335 185 515
Biological Sciences 355 155 510
Business & Management Studies 45 375 420
Psychology 180 210 390
Law 40 230 270
Food Science 65 175 240
Accounting & Finance 25 190 215
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 175 20 195
Mathematics 95 95 190
Chemistry 170 10 180
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 100 75 175
Economics 45 115 160
Architecture 35 120 150
English 35 115 150
Civil Engineering 80 55 135
Computer Science 50 75 125
Physics & Astronomy 110 5 110
Chemical Engineering 65 40 110
Politics 40 70 110
Mechanical Engineering 70 30 100
Agriculture & Forestry 40 50 90
East & South Asian Studies 0 90 90
Geography & Environmental Science 75 10 85
Social Policy 10 75 85
Physiotherapy 5 80 85
Veterinary Medicine 60 25 85
Building 55 30 80
Theology & Religious Studies 30 50 80
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 65 15 80
Linguistics 30 45 75
Materials Technology 35 30 65
Sociology 20 45 65
History 40 20 60
Marketing 0 55 55
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 20 35 55
Social Work 5 50 55
Librarianship & Information Management 40 0 40
Classics & Ancient History 20 15 35
Anatomy & Physiology 25 10 35
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 25 25
Archaeology 20 5 25
American Studies 15 5 20
Creative Writing 5 15 20
Music 10 10 20
General Engineering 10 10 20
Philosophy 10 10 20
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 5 15
Iberian Languages 10 5 15
French 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 5 5
Russian & East European Languages 5 5 5
Ophthalmics 5 0 5
German 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,930
Mixed 6,930
Laboratory 6,930
Clinical 10,215
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of Nottingham regularly promotes funding for taught masters courses and research opportunities from a variety of different sources, across all subject areas. It assists students with the complex process of securing funding from outwith the university, or to identify and apply for one of the university's own awards.
  • Masters and research scholarships are available for outstanding international students from many countries.
  • The university has strong links with external scholarship providers in many countries, including Chevening and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
  • Please refer to the university website for more information on postgraduate funding opportunities.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university guarantees all new postgraduate students university-arranged accommodation for one year, helping to make their move to Nottingham as simple and as stress-free as possible. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of accommodation for postgraduate students.