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Teaching collaboration and international teaching provision 

Teaching Partnerships

The School of Biosciences continuously develops and contributes to international teaching partnerships with high quality institutions around the world. Currently working across a range of countries the School has 19 active teaching partnerships, providing students with interesting, innovative and international study opportunities.  These include links with institutions in China, India, USA, South Africa and a variety of countries within EU.

Student Mobility Partnerships

Study abroad opportunities for students are delivered through innovative programmes with internationally prestigious partners.  As a founding member of the Universitas 21 network, Nottingham is able to offer fantastic worldwide mobility opportunities to students, as well as facilitating research and teaching collaborations among the network's institutions. Visit the International Office Universitas21 page, or find out about study abroad opportunities within the U21 network.  The Erasmus Exchange Programme also enables students to study or work in Europe for part of their degree. Find out more from the International Office Erasmus page.

For more information about other networks that the university is a member of, download a list of International Bodies: the University of Nottingham’s Memberships and Subscriptions pdf file.

Science without Borders

The University of Nottingham is proud to have been selected as one of the 70 UK universities participating in the Science without Borders programme.  Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilian students abroad to study creative industries, engineering, mathematics, science and technology at universities across the world. 

Please follow the link here for more details.

International Curriculum

The School of Biosciences endeavours to offer a curriculum that is internationally relevant by focusing on:

  • Internationalising the content of existing programmes and courses
  • Developing internationally focussed portfolios of programmes
  • Increasing language skills and competencies of students
  • Providing generic provision with a global emphasis

Courses which have been specifically designed to facilitate internationalisation are:

  • BSc International Agricultural Science (with full second year abroad)
  • BSc International Environmental Science (with full second year abroad)
  • MSci International Environmental Science (with full second year abroad)
  • Pre-Veterinary Science Certificate (allowing direct entry to  Yr 1 of DVM at St Georges University, Grenada)
  • MSc Brewing Science (delivered globally by e-Learning technology)

 Another aim of the international curriculum is to enable students to undertake learning components (optional or compulsory) that introduce them to a global theme. These components will be either integral to the programme of study, embedded within the curriculum of study, or as stand-alone generic modular components.  All students are able to access teaching on different topics, such as language, global cultures and society, global politics, global health, sustainable environment, or other globally-focussed topics.

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