• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.18 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.59 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.23 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    72.9 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    69.9 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    87.3 / 100.0

NTU's pioneering, world-class research earned a 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education – the highest national honour for a UK university. The university is one of the most sustainable universities in the world. NTU took first place in the 2016 People & Planet University League of all 145 UK universities, topping it for the third time. 93% of NTU students would recommend studying at NTU (latest National Student Survey 2016).

Entry Requirements

  • Requirements vary across courses. Applications will be considered on individual merit, giving applicants an opportunity to show how suitable they are.
  • The university welcomes a wide range of qualifications from people of all ages and nationalities. 
  • On some vocational courses, work experience gained is also vital. Applicants should demonstrate their skills and experience through their references and personal statement.
  • NTU will make grade-based offers to applicants. However, if the required UCAS Tariff points total is achieved, students may still be made an offer.
  • Please visit the NTU website and use the online course search to find details of specific entry requirements.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • NTU’s courses are informed by internationally recognised and award-winning research. Students are taught by expert staff who work hard to provide the best learning experience possible.
  • Courses typically have a mixture of lectures and seminars timetabled during the week. Lectures introduce new subject areas, and seminars offer an opportunity to discuss the topic in smaller groups.
  • Some courses also have laboratory, workshop or studio time scheduled, including the use of specialist equipment under the supervision of tutors.
  • Assessment methods vary from course to course and module to module. They can include anything from traditional essays and examinations to coursework, case studies, presentations, oral examinations, practical assessments, and creative portfolios.
  • NTU uses grade-based assessment (GBA) to track students' development through each module and monitor their overall progress.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Employers want graduates who have real-world experience, so all courses offer work placement opportunities. 
  • Joint honours degrees allow flexibility of choice across a range of subjects.
  • Part-time study is available on many courses.
  • Opportunities to work, study and volunteer abroad give students the chance to develop valuable international experience.
  • NTU is renowned for creating flexible and vocationally focused courses. The university offers a number of degree apprenticeships for a wide range of industries and professions, and can also provide other bespoke programmes tailored to organisational need.

Student Services and Facilities

  • NTU strives to create inspiring modern environments in which to live and study.
  • The university has invested £421 million in its facilities and campuses since 2003, and there are ongoing projects to develop new laboratories, studios, and animal facilities.
  • NTU provides thousands of PCs across all campuses, giving access to Microsoft Office 365, free high-speed wireless Internet, and on-demand printing.
  • The Nottingham Trent University Online Workspace (NOW) allows students to access university learning resources from anywhere in the world.
  • Award-winning libraries are open 24/7 on the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses, with access to nearly 300,000 printed books, 650,000 e-books, and extensive IT facilities.

Disability Services

  • NTU provides an inclusive learning environment, offering a range of services and support designed to ensure a positive experience for all students.
  • The assistance available goes beyond educational support, aiming to help students integrate and feel at home, and to prepare for life and work beyond university.
  • There are a range of facilities and services on offer. Students are encouraged to get in touch about their physical or sensory disability, specific learning difficulty, autism spectrum condition or long-term health condition, and NTU will make the right arrangements and provide appropriate advice.
  • The university runs regular weekly drop-in sessions for students who want further advice and support.
  • Please refer to NTU’s Student Services web pages for more information about the support available.

Students' Union

  • Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) has one of the best Students' Union buildings in the UK, with a 2,400 capacity venue with £1 million of sound and lighting equipment, 3 bars, a 100-station fitness suite, a 30ft climbing wall, and a sports hall built to Sport England standards.
  • NTSU is among the UK’s top 10 SUs for student satisfaction, and the only SU in the top 10 to increase its score every year (National Student Survey 2016).
  • There are more than 70 clubs and societies to get involved with, from debating to knitting, and from juggling to accountancy. NTSU also has its own radio station and online magazine.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Over 500 NTU students work in local schools and colleges each year as part of the Students in Classrooms initiative.
  • As a busy and thriving city, Nottingham has many part-time jobs ideal for students. The Employability team’s JobShop service helps students find suitable work, with vacancies across sectors including hospitality, customer service, events, care, retail, administration, IT, health, sports, and design and web services.
  • The Student Services team can offer specific advice and guidance to international students seeking part-time employment.

Careers Guidance

  • All courses across every subject area offer a vocational work experience opportunity. 
  • The Employability team provides personalised and specialist careers advice on all 3 campuses, as well as a dedicated careers consultant for each Academic School. 
  • Employability development opportunities include mock assessments, employability fairs, and the Acceler8 Employability Award.
  • The NTU Employability team understands exactly what employers are looking for from graduates, and has strong links with a large network of regional, national and international businesses and organisations, all looking to recruit NTU students. 
  • The Hive, NTU’s specialist centre for business enterprise and entrepreneurship, has supported more than 370 start-up companies. Almost 70% of those businesses are still trading and prospering today.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 82%
  • Postgraduate 18%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 87%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%


  • Nottingham Trent University traces its roots back to the founding of the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843.
  • The university itself was launched in 1992, and in 2008 was voted the top post-1992 university by The Complete University Guide. 
  • Significant investment has been made in campuses and facilities since 2003, which include 1 of the best Student Union complexes in the UK.

Notable Alumni

  • Matt Berry (BA Contemporary Arts 1997) – actor, writer, comedian and musician, who appears in The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, and the Toast of London comedy TV series.
  • Jon Burgerman (BA Hons Fine Art 2001) – international artist, and NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2016.
  • Crista Cullen (BA Hons Business Studies 2007) – Team GB Olympic hockey player, who won bronze in London 2012 and gold in Rio 2016, and was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
  • Sam Fell (BA Hons Fine Art 1990) – Oscar and BAFTA-nominated director of animated films, including Flushed Away, and the 2016 Sainsbury’s Christmas advert.
  • Selasi Gbormittah (BA Hons Economics and Financial Services 2008) – semi-finalist on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2016.
  • Paul Kaye (BA Hons 3D Design – Theatre, 1987) – star of Game of Thrones and soon to appear in the ninth series of Doctor Who.
  • Hannah MacLeod (PhD 2009) – Team GB Olympic hockey player, who won bronze in London 2012 and gold in Rio 2016, and was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
  • Christian O’Connell (BA Communication Studies 1995) – comedian, author, and multiple award-winning breakfast show presenter for Absolute Radio.
  • Frances Quinn (BA Hons Textile Design 2006) – winner of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2013.
  • Simon Starling (BA Hons Photography 1990) – won the 2005 Turner Prize for his Shedboatshed (Mobile Architecture No 2) installation, and was NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2007.

Further Details

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UCAS Code N91