University of Nottingham

4.3 out of 5 (135 ratings / 121 reviews) Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Access world-class teaching, innovative research and impressive facilities at the University of Nottingham. Become part of a diverse community of over 47,000 students from 150 countries and work with passionate academics from around the globe.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (102)
Social Sciences (96)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (87)
Engineering & Technology (59)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Education & Training (1)



  • Nottingham's first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. 
  • After the First World War, the college outgrew its original building. A generous gift by Sir Jesse Boot, of 35 acres of land at Highfields, presented the solution and in 1928 the College moved to what is now University Park campus.


  • Teaching is delivered by some of the brightest minds in their fields and shaped by the latest ground-breaking research. Student evaluations tell us that our teaching is excellent and hundreds of academic staff are nominated for our staff Oscars each year.
  • A large number of courses at the University of Nottingham include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that you receive first-hand experience in professional environments.


  • We are committed to addressing the key challenges of our age through collaborative research that brings together academics from across subject areas.
  • Our five interdisciplinary Global Research Themes draw upon our University’s strengths: our ability to focus the depth and range of our research, international and business partnerships and, not least, the inspirational people who are dedicated to driving innovation that will ultimately change lives.


We're ranked in the top ten for employability for the eighth year running. (The Graduate Market 2013-2021, High Fliers Research)

Our graduates are consistently targeted by leading employers, giving your career the best possible start. 

  • 96.5% of undergraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation
  • 96.6% of postgraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation
  • Through internships, placements and research projects, you can benefit from our collaboration with key names across a range of industries

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
103 -4
99 -3
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
141 17
158 -6
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
142 10
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.


Student services

  • Our Student Service Centres offer support, guidance and information, access to online services through the availability of workstations and signposting to other specialist services and support to help you make the most of your time at The University of Nottingham.

  • The University has a wide range of specialist services available to support you during your time with us such as support and wellbeing service in each school, disability support services, counselling, funding and financial support, visas and immigration, careers and more. 

Library services

The University of Nottingham boasts 10 libraries across its UK and international campuses. Together they provide access to over one million books and journals and more than three million manuscripts. We have one of the most heavily-used electronic collections in the UK, including ebooks, ejournals and databases.

ICT services

Computing facilities across The University of Nottingham are the responsibility of Information Services (IS).  Students can access general IT facilities through a number of Information Services computer rooms located in the following places.

  • libraries
  • the Cripps Computing Centre
  • other IS sites across the University's campuses

Medical services

  • a dental practice
  • a Boots pharmacy
  • the University's occupational health unit
Cripps Health Centre provides a full range of NHS services including:
  • family planning
  • emergency contraception
  • genitourinary (GU) clinic
  • travel vaccinations
  • physiotherapy
  • counselling* and mental health services
  • minor surgery
  • maternity care
  • a weekly antenatal clinic

Student Life

Campus life

  • University Park is The University of Nottingham’s largest campus at 300 acres. Part of the University since 1929, the campus is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive in the country.
  • The Jubilee Campus is a modern purpose-built campus which now extends to 65 acres and is located only one mile from University Park. 
  • Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities for studying biosciences and veterinary medicine.
  • The King’s Meadow Campus is framed by the dramatic “Learning Curve” entrance and accommodates many of the University’s professional services and business support departments.
  • The Medical School opened in 1970 as part of the QMC 

Sports facilities

  • The University has an extensive range of sport facilities, including a Sports Centre, Fitness Centre and swimming pool. The main sports facilities are located on the University Park Campus, with facilities also available at the Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses.
  • Sports clubs - University of Nottingham Sport runs approximately 70 different sports clubs covering a range of indoor and outdoor sports, martial arts, water sports and outdoor pursuits.

Student Reviews

University of Nottingham degree review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My faculty definitely did their best to adjust considering the pandemic situation. At the moment all of our classes are done in a hybrid format which to be honest suits my studying life alot. (I enjoy studying at home but at the same time I enjoy the social element the university provides)

Beautiful campus & great academics
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I joined University during the lockdown and have not expected to have classes face to face. I moved to the University nonetheless. The campus was absolutely stunning, the library was huge with an active booking system. Academics were doing an amazing job despite the obvious innconvience. If you read all the required reading and prepared for classes, you could have...

Seeing into the future
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have not yet been there but I'm pretty much excited about this experience

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

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