University profile

Nottingham Trent University

2017/18 edition

About Nottingham Trent University

About Nottingham Trent University

Whether you are looking to further your knowledge in a chosen subject, improve your prospects or want to change careers, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has the course for you. Our combination of academic excellence, focussed support and student experience makes NTU the university of choice for postgraduate students from across the world.

  • Over 500 postgraduate courses across our nine academic schools, including a variety of research degree options.
  • Our academic supervisors, tutors and lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields and engaged in consultancy and global research.
  • Strong links with companies worldwide, keeping our courses cutting edge in a rapidly changing world.
  • Plenty to get involved in with around 80 societies to help enhance your student experience; including volunteering, music and sports.

Discover postgraduate opportunities at NTU.

Courses designed for success


Our range of taught, postgraduate courses are designed to develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist field of study. All foster skills that are valuable in a professional context, such as analysis, independent critical enquiry and effective communication. Many have been designed in consultation with our contacts in business, the public services and the professions to have direct practical applications in the workplace. Others are oriented more towards fostering research skills and furthering an academic career.

Our professional courses - in areas including Business, Law and Teacher Training - are aimed at enhancing your employment profile and enabling you to achieve higher and earlier in your career. These courses are designed to meet the needs of industry, commerce and the professions and give you the skills, know-how and contacts that you need for success in the workplace.

A reputation for success

Nottingham at night

We are committed to quality teaching and providing you with an excellent experience during your time at NTU, which is why we have been given a top 15 ranking for our Teaching Quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

A key factor in NTU's success is its enviable employability record. 95% of NTU postgraduates* find employment or go onto further study within six months of leaving.

(*DLHE Survey Postgraduate results 2014-15).

Research excellence honoured

Research that shapes lives and society is central to Nottingham Trent University’s mission. The Queen's Anniversary Prize for higher and further education was awarded to the University in November 2015. It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the University’s world-class research.

We have an international reputation for research. Our 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results demonstrate our commitment to research that delivers global success, with nearly all of our research identified as world leading or internationally excellent.

Our Doctoral School provides opportunities for PhD, MPhil and Professional Doctorate study.

Outstanding facilities and support

Our students are equipped with a wide range of facilities and resources to help in their studies. The latest equipment is available in our teaching spaces while constant investment in new technologies provides every opportunity for academic success.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities ranging from sports clubs and societies to volunteering.

An excellent standard of support is offered to all our students including financial advice, counselling, faith support, careers advice and help with accommodation.


All three of our campuses provide high-quality on-site accommodation in a range of furnished self-catering residences offering en-suite or shared bathroom facilities. We have accommodation, including purpose built studio accommodation, specifically for postgraduate students. Please contact us to find out more.

Nottingham also has a large selection of private rented accommodation available within easy reach of the university.

Nottingham - a cosmopolitan city of culture and creativity

Nottingham is one of the most popular student cities in the UK, with over 60,000 students choosing to make the city their home. With Nottingham ranked in the top ten most cost-effective university city in the UK (Student Living Index 2016), it's not hard to see why.

Nottingham offers a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants to suit every taste, together with a generous helping of music, culture, sports, shopping and nightlife. It’s also home to two great theatres; the Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse.

How to apply

You can apply online for most of our postgraduate courses. Take a look at the course information on our website for more details. You may also order your prospectus online.

Applications for research opportunities should be directed to our doctoral school.

More information for international students.

Contact details

+44 (0)115 848 4200
Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street