Study in English in China
All our degree programmes are taught in English, all coursework materials are in English and all exams and assignments are submitted in English. Our students are encouraged to communicate with each other in English.
Teaching quality and academic excellence
Academics at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China are seconded from Nottingham UK or are recruited from top universities and research institutions around the world. Teaching programmes are subject to the same rigorous quality assurance processes as at the University of Nottingham, UK.
The Quality Assurance Agency review of transnational education concluded that UNNC is an impressive achievement and that students receive as fully a British education as it is possible to provide in China.*
It also confirmed:
- The academic standards and the quality of the student learning experience at UNNC are equivalent to those of the home university.
- UNNC has achieved its stated intention to provide the ‘Nottingham experience’ in China.
*Review of UK transnational education in China: the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, Quality Assurance Agency, 2013.
Graduate with University of Nottingham degrees
Students graduate with University of Nottingham degrees, whether they complete their programmes at our campuses in the UK, China or Malaysia.
As our student, you will benefit from the unique advantages that come with receiving a truly international education. These include:
- access to top research and learning materials, imported from the UK and elsewhere
- tuition from academics who are, in many cases, world authorities in their fields
- opportunities to spend part of your degree programme elsewhere, further enhancing your global perspective
High impact research
Our research brings together talented, passionate and dedicated people as they strive to make progress and discoveries that impact on lives and societies across the world. From transforming China patient care, to pioneering a cleaner, greener future, we push the boundaries of knowledge to impact on our world for the better.
As a postgraduate student you will:
- receive the full support of top research academics in your scientific and knowledge discovery endeavours
- have access to the latest methods and technologies to help you develop your expertise
- have opportunities to participate in internationally important research projects
- receive encouragement to publish your findings in academic journals
In addition, the University's Graduate School offers PhD scholarship opportunities on a competitive basis.
All our courses at undergraduate (bachelors) level are divided into modules, self-contained blocks of study each of which are based on a particular subject area.
- Each semester you will take a number of modules which are compulsory
- You will be able to choose a selection of optional modules – you can usually choose modules that match your own interests
- Modules are assessed through coursework and exams
Towards the end of most degree programmes, you can choose to undertake independent, in-depth research in the form of a final-year dissertation. This will be instead of modules taught by our academic staff.
Our academic year begins in early September and ends in mid-June the following year. It is divided into two semesters, each with a block of 12 teaching weeks followed by an examination period.
- Late January or early February, for four weeks
- Mid-June to the end of August
You can refer to the full academic calendar for dates of semesters, examinations, holidays and graduation ceremonies.
University can be a challenging time and many students need help to adapt to a different style of study. There are a number of ways the University will support you:
- You will be assigned a personal tutor, who can guide you through your studies
- Our Academic Literacy Development Centre provides academic skills and support
- If English is not your first language, you can take advantage of our language and study skills programmes.
More information about the range of support services is available here.