University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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About the School



Why study with us?

The School of English at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) occupies a unique position among schools of English worldwide. Combining the long-standing academic reputation of the home school in Nottingham with our location in Ningbo, China, the School of English at UNNC is at the forefront of English studies in Asia.

Academic excellence

The school of English at UNNC operates in collaboration with the School of English at our UK Campus, which is one of the oldest schools of English in the UK and has a first-rate reputation for teaching and research.

A diverse community

We provide an exciting international context for the provision of English teaching. With staff from around the world, students are taught by staff whose expertise in English is informed by their international professional experience.

Our students come from a range of countries and regions, including America, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, Mauritius, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, and the UK.

Careers and further study

Our degree courses are gateways to many careers. By developing your understanding of the ways that English works – in the professions, in literature, in academia – and how it has developed as a communication tool for millions of people worldwide, they prepare you for employment in a vast range of areas, such as business and finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

Our graduates are highly successful in going onto further study and careers at prestigious institutions where advanced communication skills, analytical abilities and cultural awareness are highly sought after. Of 38 undergraduates who graduated from the School of English in 2015 and continued onto postgraduate studies, 74% were admitted by world top 100 universities and 43% by world top 40 according to the 2014-15 QS World University Rankings:


QS World Ranking




Imperial College London



University of Oxford



University College London



University of Edinburgh



University of Melbourne



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