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Nottingham Trent University


The university was formed by the amalgamation of many separate institutions of higher education. It originated from the Nottingham Government School of Design founded in 1843.

In 1945, the Nottingham and District Technical College was established. In 1958, Nottingham Regional College of Technology opened and in 1959, the Nottingham College of Education began at Clifton.


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.

  • A diverse postgraduate community of nearly 5000 students from around the world.
  • Over 150 courses endorsed and accredited by professional bodies with some leading to professional qualifications and membership.
  • Masters and PhD bursaries available
  • Close links to business and industry


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


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.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Studying at NTU isn't just about the next few years: it's about the rest of your life. Our courses lay the foundation for success, while our unique student experience will help you create unforgettable memories.

Find out more about Nottingham, one of the most popular student cities in the UK. Explore our award-winning Students' Union, our three campuses and the facilities on offer at NTU.

Housing services

There are currently rooms available to book in both our Meridian Court and Maltings residences. These residences are just outside of the city centre and both come with a complementary bus pass, which can be used on any Nottingham City Transport bus!

Both residences benefit from:

  • parking
  • common room
  • 250 bed spaces
  • free bus pass.

Any available rooms can be viewed and booked online.

Why choose NTU accommodation?

  • Fantastic locations on or near campus
  • Free Wi-Fi enabled internet
  • All utility bills included
  • Excellent security including wardens, CCTV and intercom systems
  • Freshers' Reps and Residence Assistants

Library services

The University's £13 million Boots library boasts more than 531,000 books, 2,800 journals, 9,000 eJournals, silent study areas and group study rooms. In addition, there are also dedicated libraries on the Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses.

ICT services

Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across all sites, with thousands of PCs providing access to Microsoft Office, email, web browsing, networked file storage and high-speed online printing services (with a free printing allowance for each student). Resource rooms at both the City and Clifton campuses are available 24 hours a day.

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

Our Students' Union has been awarded Higher Education Students' Union of the Year 2015 by the National Union of Students (NUS), recognising the array of services and activities the Union offers. This includes everything from political engagement activities to a wide variety of entertainment and personal development opportunities.

Built in 2014, our City site Students' Union offers three storeys of social and leisure space, including a roof garden and sports facilities built to Sports England standards. This includes a dance studio, an 100-station fitness suite, and a 30ft climbing wall.

The School has received accreditations from a range of professional bodies that recognise the quality of our teaching and research. Students can directly benefit from associate membership to professional institutes upon graduation.

Biomedical Science

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) has accredited both BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and MSc Biomedical Science.

Students who complete these courses are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council after undergoing a period of training in an IBMS accredited laboratory.

Biological Sciences

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management has accredited the Ecology and Environmental Management pathway on our BSc (Hons).

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

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