The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham offers a diverse range of postgraduate programmes across schools including Economics; Education; Geography; Law; Politics and International Relations; and Sociology and Social Policy.
A reputation for excellence
We are a global top 100 university, and a number of the Faculty’s schools are in the top 50 for their subject area in the latest QS World University Rankings. We are also a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia.
Students come from across the world to join our dynamic learning community where our teaching is underpinned by our world-leading research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of 'research power', and more than 97% of research at the university is recognized internationally. The Faculty makes a valuable contribution to this with research that has wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.
A stunning location
The Faculty’s schools are based on the University Park and Jubilee campuses in the heart of England. 300-acre University Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, with a boating lake and rolling green hills. It is also only 10 minutes by bus from the vibrant Nottingham city centre, and will soon be even better connected with the completion of the new tram network. Jubilee campus has won numerous awards for its innovative, eco-friendly buildings, and its lakeside setting and contemporary sculptures make it an inspiring learning environment.
A dedicated support network
Our International Office is here to guide you before you arrive, and will also support you throughout your studies. They provide information and support on numerous issues including international qualifications, visas, finance, working regulations and adjusting to life in the UK.
Our Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides courses before and during your studies, to develop your language skills to the required level. We also have a Careers and Employability Service to offer careers advice, and a Student Services Centre that can assist you with any personal or academic issues you may have.
All of the schools in the Faculty have valuable links with industry, and all of our programmes equip you with the essential skills and specialist knowledge that you will need to achieve your professional goals. Nottingham is the UK’s top university for employment prospects, and you can be sure that you will graduate with a masters degree that is relevant to contemporary issues and aligns with the needs of employers around the world.
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