Undergraduate programmes

International Studies combines the disciplines of history, international relations and politics. With more than 400 students, the school delivers a strong multi-discipline programme at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Of the 63 undergraduates who graduated from the school in 2020 and continued onto postgraduate studies, 63.5% were admitted by world top 50 universities according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings - including University College London, the University of Oxford and Johns Hopkins University. The other graduates found jobs with prominent Chinese and international employers in business and government agencies.

Postgraduate programmes

The School of International Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo offers two different master’s degree programmes. Each offers a unique taught postgraduate programme of the highest standard, delivered by experts in their field. These degrees are structured into compulsory modules providing the conceptual background, as well as elective modules allowing students to develop their particular interests in various facets of international studies. Click on the links below for more information about these programmes.

Research degrees - PhD programme

The PhD in International Studies is a three year full-time programme (or six year part-time) of doctoral study for students who would like to undertake advanced research in preparation for an academic or related career. If admitted to this degree, students will conduct their own research under the guidance of two academic supervisors, one based at the University’s China campus and another at the UK campus. Graduates will be awarded a University of Nottingham UK degree, which is also recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.