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Realise your potential

Start your postgraduate journey at Nottingham


We understand that choosing where to study is an important decision. Here you'll find all the information you need about postgraduate study at Nottingham and the support and encouragement we can offer you.

Why postgraduate?

Postgraduate study can open doors to an exciting new future.

It will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue the role of your choice, and can even help you earn more or start one step higher on the career ladder.

Research could take you across the world, while a new subject could lead you on a completely different career path.

Hear from our students – visit our postgraduate video wall.

Why Nottingham?

You already love our campuses, know our lecturers and have a sense of pride in your university.

But did you know we also offer:

  • postgraduate placements, links with industry and over 200 sponsors of research

  • business start-up support for students with bright ideas

  • a Careers and Employability Service open to you for life

  • opportunities on our China and Malaysia campuses

Is it right for me?

Postgraduate study is about seeing how far you can take your talent and ambition.

The reasons for undertaking postgraduate study will  be driven by your personal needs and desires. This may be for career progression, the love of your subject or continuting on to academic level. 

Whatever your reasons, you'll focus on the things that inspired you most as an undergraduate, and specialise in the areas you want to pursue. 



Postgraduate events

Keep an eye on the events listing for postgraduate events happening across the University in your subject of interest.

Missed an event? Not to worry as we have provided a past events listing which holds information, presentations and links about past events. There is also a contact available to answer any questions you may have.



Find out what our students love about Nottingham in one minute


Taught courses

Taught courses are divided into modules and usually taught in lectures and seminars.

If you enjoyed undergraduate, but want to specialise or gain further qualifications for your career, a taught course could be your next step.

Research courses

We’re recognised internationally for our research, and have world-leaders working in areas you may never have heard of - find out what these are on our research website.

"I was encouraged by my lecturers to stay on for a PhD. They explained that you have to make ‘an original contribution to knowledge’."

Dr George Rice, Technology Transfer Expert. Learn more about his story.

Graduate School

Our Graduate School is a facility dedicated to providing our postgraduates with:

  • funding advice

  • training

  • development opportunities

  • social events

  • networking forums



Postgraduate Enquiries

The Enquiry Centre
King's Meadow Campus
The University of Nottingham, Lenton Lane
Nottingham NG7 2NR

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 5559