The University of Nottingham is one of the founding members of the prestigious Russell Group, and with campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, is a truly global university. It’s main UK campus is considered one of the largest and most attractive in the country. In the 2019 Times Good University Guide, Nottingham was listed as a Top 10 university for over 20 different subjects – from Astronomy to Veterinary Science.

Key Facts


  • #21 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • #18 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2020
  • #19 in the Complete University Guide 2020

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 24,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 8,000

Year founded

  • 1881

  • It holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award.
  • Nottingham was ranked #11 overall in the UK by the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. 
  • In 1970 the University founded the UK’s first 20th century Medical School.
  • The University secured a double award as University of the Year for both International and Sports in the 2019 Guide. 
  • The University counts several Nobel prize winners, leading scientists, politicians, novelists and Olympic gold medallists among its alumni. They include the novelist DH Lawrence and the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato Seri Najib Razak.  
Areas of recognition

The Times Higher Education World subject rankings place Nottingham in the Top 100 for Business and Economics globally.

In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 Nottingham features in the Top 10 for the following subjects in the UK: Agriculture/Forestry (#1), Chemical Engineering (#3), Veterinary Medicine (#4), Animal Science (#4), Social Work (#5), American Studies (#5), Criminology (#5), General Engineering (#6), Pharmacy (#6), Physiotherapy (#7), Food Science (#7), Electrical/Electronic Engineering (#7), Building (#7), Classics/Ancient History (#7), Sport Science (#8), Physics/Astronomy (#9), Creative Writing (#9) and Chemistry (#10).

Kings alumni at University of Nottingham

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