Nottingham Trent University

  • 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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    4.15 / 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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    66.3 / 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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    71.4 / 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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    85.8 / 100.0

The university'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. It is 1 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Requirements vary across courses, applications will be considered on individual merit and judged on their suitability for the course.
  • 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, and the applicant's skills and experiences are sought via a personal statement and through references.
  • NTU will make make grade-based offers to applicants; however if the overall UCAS Tariff points total is achieved students may still be made an offer.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of specific entry requirements.

Teaching Methods

  • Courses typically have a mixture of lectures and seminars timetabled during the week. In lectures, new subject areas are introduced, and in the seminars, smaller groups discuss the topic introduced in the lecture.
  • 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 student's 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, offering a number of degree apprenticeships for a wide range of industries and professions.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The university has made significant investment in its facilities and campuses since 2003, and there are ongoing projects to develop new laboratories, studios, and animal facilities.
  • Thousands of PCs are provided across all campuses with 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, providing a range of services and assistance that goes beyond educational support. The service aims 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. When students apply to university, they are encouraged to get in touch about their physical or sensory disability, specific learning difficulty, autism spectrum condition or long-term health condition, and the service will make the right arrangements and provide appropriate advice.
  • Regular weekly drop-in sessions are run if students require any further advice and support.
  • Please refer to the university website for more information about the support available.

Students' Union

  • Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) has one of the best Student 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 offers 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 service has strong links with a large network of regional, national and international businesses and organisations, so the Employability team understands exactly what employers are looking for from graduates.
  • 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

27,922 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 82%
  • Postgraduate 18%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%


  • 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 – actor, writer, comedian and musician appearing in The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, and leading the Toast of London comedy TV series.
  • Jon Burgerman – international artist, and NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2016.
  • Crista Cullen – Team GB Olympic hockey player winning bronze (London 2012) and gold (Rio 2016), awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
  • Sam Fell – Oscar and BAFTA-nominated director of animated films, including Flushed Away, and the 2016 Sainsbury's Christmas advert.
  • Selasi Gbormittah – semi-finalist on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2016. 
  • Paul Kaye – star of Game of Thrones and soon to star in the ninth series of Doctor Who.
  • Hannah MacLeod – Team GB Olympic hockey player winning bronze (London 2012) and gold (Rio 2016), awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list. 
  • Christian O’Connell – comedian, author, and multiple award-winning breakfast show presenter for Absolute Radio.
  • Frances Quinn – winner of the BBC's The Great British Bake Off in 2013.
  • Simon Starling – won the 2005 Turner Prize for his Shedboatshed (Mobile Architecture No 2) installation, and was NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2007.

Further Details

Address Nottingham Trent University 50 Shakespeare Street Nottingham NG1 4FQ
UCAS Code N91