Nottingham Trent University
Why choose the School of Science and Technology?
The School of Science and Technology at NTU is a world leader in research with an outstanding record for teaching excellence. Our state-of-the-art facilities and career-focused approach to course design provide the right conditions for postgraduates to succeed in their chosen field.
The School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University offers opportunities for postgraduate study leading to PhD, MPhil, MRes and taught MSc qualifications. We offer a wide-ranging choice of specialist postgraduate disciplines including Analytical Sciences; Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Chemistry; Computing; Engineering; Environmental Science; Electronic Systems and Displays; Security and Forensic Science; Materials; Multimedia; Physics; and Sport Sciences.
The School has a thriving postgraduate community and places great emphasis on supporting our students with the right equipment, dedicated resources and appropriate training. All of our postgraduate courses incorporate training in professional skills and Research Methods, and most of our Science courses offer opportunities to carry out research projects in industry or at other research institutes.
NTU is one of the few universities in the UK to offer paid industry placements on MSc courses. The placements we offer to postgraduates studying MSc courses last up to one year and are sandwiched within the Masters degree. They enable students to gain vital experience in the workplace and develop important skills while pursuing an academic specialism. We offer extensive support in obtaining a relevant placement, including language support for international students.
Research in the School of Science and Technology is of significance nationally and internationally. It is seen as an important activity that ensures the vitality of our academic subjects and enriches our teaching.
Our extensive national and international links with industry, coupled with the relevance of our research specialisms, ensure that many of our research projects benefit from external funding from highly respected sources.
All our research units were rated as internationally recognised in the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) and in many cases included world-leading research, including our interdisciplinary research in biomedical/biological sciences and physics/chemistry and technology being rated in the top fifteen UK universities in the UK.
Since 2008 the School has received over £15 million for cancer research from the John and Lucille van Geest Foundation.
Our major areas of research include:
Staff in the School are specialists working at the cutting-edge of research in their specific fields, ensuring that our degrees benefit from their enthusiasm, experience and extensive subject knowledge. Students are able to draw on these resources to inform the contributions that they are able to make in their future careers.
The School prides itself on its long-term and extensive links with industry and companies including Siemens, Smith & Nephew, Unilever, Astra Zeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. These links ensure the market relevance of our degrees and have led to an exceptionally good track record in graduate employability and accelerated career progression. Most programmes offer the opportunity to carry out research projects in industry or other research institutes and, where appropriate, programmes are approved/accredited by the relevant professional body, such as the Health Professions Council, Institute of Biomedical Science and the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM).
Exceptionally well-resourced laboratories and facilities
The school is based in the modern surroundings of the University's Clifton campus which houses key resources and state of-the-art equipment that support leading-edge research and high- quality taught courses. We have the following equipment and facilities for students to use:
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