University profile

Nottingham Trent University

2020/21 edition

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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, focused support and student experience makes us one of the universities of choice for postgraduate students across the world.

NTU was the Guardian University of the Year for 2019, the Modern University of the Year 2018 in The Times Good University Guide, and was Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2017.

The quality of our teaching was recognised with a gold rating in the national Teaching Excellence Framework, making us one of just 59 establishments to receive the highest rating.

  • We have nearly 200 taught postgraduate courses across our eight academic schools, including a variety of research degree options.
  • Our academic supervisors, tutors and lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields and are engaged in world-class consultancy and group research.
  • We have strong links with companies worldwide, keeping our courses cutting-edge in a rapidly changing world, as well as offering multiple placement options all designed to improve your employability.
  • There’s plenty for you to get involved in, with over 160 societies to help make the most of your student experience, including everything from astronomy to volunteering and from fashion to cocktails.

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 aimed at enhancing your employment profile and enabling you to achieve more, much 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

We are committed to quality teaching and providing you with an excellent experience during your time at NTU, which is why the Teaching Excellence Framework awarded us Gold in June 2017.

96% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees*.

(*of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).

Re:search Re:imagined

To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From social media addiction to sustainable farming, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.

Find out more.


During your time at NTU, we have a range of scholarships and bursaries on offer which may help fund your studies. Scholarships and bursaries are awarded to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Have a look at the NTU website to find out more.

Outstanding facilities and support

From award-winning libraries with 24-7 access and thousands of PCs, to study support workshops and an online learning workspace available to students, NTU equips you with the tools you need to succeed.

The University has invested more than £450 million in its campuses since 2003, resulting in an impressive range of facilities including:

  • a crime scene house
  • mock courtrooms
  • an equestrian centre
  • the centre for broadcasting and journalism
  • an observatory
  • a Superlab for bioscience, chemistry, and forensic science

There is also an online workspace to allow students to access their University learning resources from anywhere in the world. This provides access to blogs, discussion forms, online learning materials and electronic assessment tools, meaning plenty of opportunities for collaborative and independent learning.


ll three of our campuses provide high-quality on-site 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 visit our website to find out more.

Nottingham also has a large selection of 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.

The city 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 including the famous Rock City. It’s also home to two great theatres; the Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse where you can catch some of the biggest names in theatre, as well as some more independent productions.

NTU is the first UK university to be awarded the Purple Flag accreditation – for its night-time culture and promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and students.

Visit us

We hold regular postgraduate open events during the year so you can see our facilities for yourself, and meet our students and staff.

Find out more and book your place on our website.

If you can’t make it to an open event, our virtual tour is a great way to explore our campuses, facilities and courses from the comfort of your own home.

And if you want to know what it’s like here at NTU, you can chat to some of our current students and staff online.

How to apply

Most courses we offer will specify minimum entry requirements, but we'll assess your suitability for the course based on the merits of your application. We may offer places on the basis of non-standard qualifications, or your industry or professional experience.

Further information on applying for our postgraduate courses, including teacher training, online, postgraduate law, and research courses is on our website.

Contact details

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