What will I learn?

The University offers two types of postgraduate programmes: a direct entry postgraduate degree programme (one year full-time, two to four years part-time) and a two-year full-time postgraduate programme with year one as a preparatory year and year two as the degree year.

We offer a variety of research opportunities from master of research degrees to doctoral work - the most advanced form of postgraduate study.

As a University of Nottingham postgraduate research student you will:

have close contact with academic staff

receive personal research supervision

work with either one or two academics, or as part of a research team

Research training is provided to support your work and to help you gain:

generic skills in research methodology

skills specific to your research area

a greater understanding of your subject as a whole

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
¥110,000.00 (US$ 16,984) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

22 February 2021


The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

199 Taikang East Road,



315100, China

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for PhD should ideally have a first class degree but need at least an upper second class degree (2:1) or equivalent. English language requirements: Those whose first language is not English are asked to fulfill the following English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking); CELE pre sessional course final assessment of "Pass".

For international students

If you apply to a PhD programme, you will generally need to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level (for applicants graduating from a university in the UK) or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject.

The following will be considered when making an offer:

1. academic performance during the undergraduate and postgraduate study

2. ranking and fame of the university where the applicant graduates from

3. research papers published in international academic journals

4. quality of the research proposal

5. research potential and attitude

6. Important awards granted before

7. Very related work experience

8. English proficiency

English language requirements:

IELTS - 6.0(≥5.5 in any element)

PTE Academic - 55 (min. 51)

CELE pre-sessional course final assessment of - Pass


About this uni

Learners at the Ningbo campus receive the same high-quality education as those studying at the university’s UK and Malaysia campuses.

  • One of the world’s top 100 universities
  • High speed train from Shanghai
  • Study abroad and exchange opportunities
  • Entrance scholarships available for high achievers