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Nottingham Trent University

United Kingdom


Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is an innovative university with big ideas, challenging brilliant minds to solve complex issues. It encourages students to come up with excellent concepts through creative and engaging teaching, then offers the platform to share ideas, expertise and technology. Nottingham Trent University is one of the UK's most popular universities with a reputation for excellent teaching and world-leading research.

92% of their students would recommend studying at the University (National Student Survey 2020).

NTU has received a wide range of accolades from well-regarded sources in recent years including being named Guardian University of the Year in 2019.

Based in the heart of a vibrant student city in the middle of the United Kingdom, NTU embraces and welcomes its large international community and seeks to make a global impact. It offers dedicated international student support, with a wide range of initiatives such as a Global Week and Global Lounges and a top-class education with an international outlook.

With close industry links and a desire to create work-ready graduates, NTU achieves high employability rates. Partnerships with leading institutions such as PepsiCo, Thomson Reuters and the NHS help give students a wide range of exciting opportunities and ultimately help ensure they can put their degree to good use.

NTU has invested in top-class facilities for students of all courses across its four campuses. The university aims to provide you with the same tools and technology that are used by professionals. So, from textile workshops, newsrooms and TV studios, to mock courtrooms and their very own trading floor, facilities have been developed with careers in mind – not just degrees.

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What's New

New postgraduate Marketing courses launched

Nottingham Business School as launched a new range of Marketing master's courses to equip a new generation of marketing professionals.

Students will learn all elements of the marketing function, such as communications, digital, strategy and innovation. Links with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) ensure graduates gain a degree as well as additional professional qualifications which give an edge in the jobs market.

The university is ranked in the Top 20 for Marketing in The Complete University Guide 2021.

Investing in research and enterprise facilities

Nottingham Trent University continues to invest in outstanding facilities on all its campuses.

A new enterprise and innovation centre will create a dynamic and exciting community for both entrepreneurs and small growing businesses to collaborate with University expertise and research.

A new Medical Technologies Innovation Facility will enable early stage research and development in medical technology with a strong focus on medical devices.

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Teaching Quality

Teaching Quality

Nottingham Trent is dedicated to teaching quality and ensuring all students have the best education experience possible whilst at the university.

This drives true innovation. Students have access to the latest research and technologies while the teaching and course delivery leads the way in university education.

Students benefit from the expertise of teaching staff who bring a wealth of experience through their research activity and work in relevant industries.

The university works hard to make sure students are given high-quality courses that lead to good career outcomes. Courses are all designed with quality, inclusivity, and innovation in mind.

Every single course at NTU also includes some form of work-based experience - either a professional project, a work placement, or a volunteering opportunity within the industry - so that students can learn from experts in their field and develop practical skills alongside learning the theory.

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Department Structure

Department Structure

Courses are available to students at Nottingham Trent at a wide range of different levels, from foundation courses to undergraduate degrees, pre-master's courses and postgraduate degrees, some of which start in January.

There are a vast range of subjects on offer across a number of different schools who specialise in their chosen subject areas, with expert staff and experienced faculty offering education to students from around the world.

Subject areas each include various specific, interesting and engaging courses and include:

  • Accounting, finance and economics
  • Animal, equine and wildlife
  • Architecture and civil engineering.
  • Art and design
  • Business, management and marketing
  • Computing, engineering, maths and other technologies
  • English, history and philosophy
  • Geography, horticulture and environment
  • Languages and linguistics
  • Law, criminology and justice
  • Media, journalism and communication
  • Politics and international studies
  • Property, construction and surveying
  • Psychology, sociology, health and social care
  • Sciences including sport sciences
  • Teacher training, education and childhood and youth studies

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Nottingham Trent has various entry requirements for different subjects, with English language proficiency needing to be proved by an IELTS result. The requirements vary for each school, but for undergraduate bachelor's degrees the requirements are generally between 6.0 to 7.0 with at least 5.5 in every component of the test. In some cases, the requirements for first year admission may be lower than the levels needed to join a course in the second year of study. Equivalent IELTS scores shown by other language tests such as KITE, TOEFL and Pearson may also be acceptable to prove English language proficiency.

NTU also offer pre-sessional English courses, over a six to 20-week period to help potential students achieve the requirements they need. PEAP courses are specifically designed to help future students meet the language conditions of their offers and also provide an opportunity to settle into university life.

Students should be sure to check country-specific entry requirements, as these vary depending on the country where study has previously been undertaken and qualifications have been gained.

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Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships & Funding

NTU offer a range of competitive scholarships for international and EU students who hold offers to study at NTU. These prestigious, competitive awards range in value from £2,000 to half fee.

For master's programme students, postgraduate international students will be eligible for scholarships, usually offered at either 25% or 50% of the specific course tuition fees.

Talented athletes and musicians may also be able to access scholarships individually tailored to them.

There are scholarships to encourage students from specific countries worth up to GBP 4,000 per year.

Other Global Study Awards to support study in the UK could also be utilised by students looking to attend NTU and international students should explore all avenues of potential funding.

Students are required to apply for scholarships using an application form and should check online for specific closing dates.

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Nottingham Trent boasts impressive academic and social facilities, boosted by GBP 450 million of investment over the last ten years. The university is spread across four campuses.

City Campus

Bustling hub in the heart of Nottingham city centre, featuring a mix of modern and historic buildings and including a buzzing Students' Union. The campus is the home to 16,000 students with a mixture of learning spaces, bars, gyms and everything students could want in one convenient location.

Clifton Campus

Ultramodern student community housing 8,000 students, featuring learning spaces, accommodation and outstanding sports facilities. Accessible by excellent transport links to the City Campus with a regular, direct bus service and city centre access by tram.

Brockenhurst Campus

Home to School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, the 500 acres of lush countryside serves as a picturesque outdoor classroom.

Creative Quarter Campus

Cutting edge creative equipment with direct access to a creative city with a thriving arts scene. Provides students with access to inspiring and high-tech spaces to turn ideas into reality.

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