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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

8,494 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 73%
  • Part Time 27%

Domicile

  • UK 58%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 34%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 85 1265 1350
Nursing 45 625 670
Business & Management Studies 40 590 630
Medicine 355 185 540
Biological Sciences 315 155 470
Accounting & Finance 15 380 395
Psychology 175 215 395
Food Science 50 160 210
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 180 25 205
Law 35 165 195
Chemistry 180 10 190
Economics 45 140 185
Mathematics 90 90 175
English 45 120 170
Architecture 30 130 160
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 80 80 160
Politics 35 110 145
Other 10 130 140
Computer Science 50 90 140
Chemical Engineering 75 50 120
Civil Engineering 65 50 120
Mechanical Engineering 75 35 110
Physics & Astronomy 105 0 105
Veterinary Medicine 75 25 100
Agriculture & Forestry 45 55 100
Marketing 0 95 95
Theology & Religious Studies 30 60 90
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 70 15 85
Materials Technology 40 40 80
Physiotherapy 5 80 80
Building 60 20 80
Geography & Environmental Science 75 5 80
Linguistics 25 55 80
Social Policy 10 65 75
History 35 30 65
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 20 40 60
Sociology 20 40 60
Social Work 5 50 55
Librarianship & Information Management 45 0 45
East & South Asian Studies 0 35 35
American Studies 20 10 30
Anatomy & Physiology 25 5 30
Classics & Ancient History 15 15 30
General Engineering 10 15 25
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 25 25
Archaeology 20 5 25
Creative Writing 5 15 20
Philosophy 10 15 20
Music 5 10 15
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 5 15
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 10
Iberian Languages 10 0 10
Russian & East European Languages 5 0 5
German 5 0 5
French 5 0 5
Aural & Oral Sciences 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of Nottingham regularly promotes funding for taught master's 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.
  • Please refer to the university website for more information on postgraduate funding opportunities.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

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