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Opportunities for international students

The school has a large community of international students from countries all over the world, and we welcome overseas applicants on our courses.

In addition to high quality teaching and mentorship, the school provides international students with an individualised programme of academic, language and pastoral support, including:

  • individual and group tutorial support during full-time masters study
  • two supervisors to guide your academic work for doctoral PhD study, meeting approximately once a month
  • English language support from the University's Centre for English Language Education (CELE)
  • international liaison lecturer who co-ordinates an interactive programme of academic, social, language and pastoral support
  • specialist support services for international students through our International Office
  • provisions for any faith to practise their religion in the appropriate manner through our chaplaincy and faith support service

Our courses

Undergraduate degrees


Postgraduate degrees

Masters programmes

We offer six clinically-oriented masters programmes that focus on the development of advanced practice, educational and leadership skills:  

Research masters

The MA Research Methods (Health Pathway) course is shared with students in the School of Sociology and the School of Social Policy. It equips students with the theoretical understandings and practical skills required to carry out independent research using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques.

This is a demanding programme that provides a solid foundation from which to progress to doctoral level study. It is accredited by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Watch a video profile of one of our
MA Research Methods students

There are a wide range of other taught courses in the school. However, these may not be suitable for overseas candidates. This is because the taught content and assignments may assume that students are registered nurses currently in practice in the UK and because the timetable may not fit within the conventional academic semesters.

Any interested candidates should contact the programme leader to check whether or not it is suitable for an overseas student.


Research degrees

Doctoral (research degree) programmes - PhD

The PhD is a three year programme of research leading to the production of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge. It includes an individualised programme of research training. This programme is recommended to international students only if they already have a research-based masters degree.

Watch a video profile of some of our PhD students


Other study options

Visiting students

The school offers a range of study abroad and exchange opportunities for international undergraduate students. These include:

  • the ERASMUS exchange programme for European students studying at one of our partner institutions
  • The Universitas 21 International Exchange Programme for students studying at one of our Universitas 21 health sciences partner institutions
  • There are also opportunities for students from a range of other partner institutions

The school can only consider applications from our partner institutions. Please contact a member of the study abroad team at your home institution if you are interested in visiting the School of Health Sciences.

We will require a minimum of six months' notice of any student wishing to visit the school and the following criteria must be met:

  • Be studying with one of our partner universities/institutions. Please do not contact us for this information but go to the relevant department in your university/institution
  • Be nominated by your university
  • Have a level of English which equates to an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 7.0 or higher
  • Be able to provide evidence of a satisfactory police check
 I had a wonderful time here, the staff were super nice. I never had any communication problems and was always helped in any difficult situation.

Lorraine Barbara
Student nurse from the University of Malta

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Each year the school supports students from across the globe who have won prestigious scholarships awarded by The University of Nottingham. These include:

Having read online that The University of Nottingham was among the best universities not only in the UK but in the world, I thought it would be good to study at such a university. Within the School of Health Sciences there are some professors who have written midwifery books which are being used in Zambia and my dream was to be at this University one day. The Developing Solutions Scholarship which covers my tuition fees was a bridge for me to be at The University of Nottingham because without it I would not have been able to take this course.

Crecious Mutinta Muleya from Zambia
Developing Solutions Scholarship
MSc Midwifery


School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 86500