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NTU: the University of Choice for nearly 5000 students

Nottingham Trent University

Why Study at NTU?

A postgraduate qualification can be a game-changer. Those letters after your name could mean a great deal for your career options and future earnings. If you’re interested in postgraduate study, let us help you.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a postgraduate centre of excellence, a globally renowned research hub, and one of the most industry-focused universities in the UK.

We offer a postgraduate student experience like no other, but don’t just take our word for it, 88% of postgraduate taught students would recommend NTU and we received an 87% student satisfaction rate (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2023), showing our postgraduates agree.

We are flexible

Our course delivery is flexible, with part-time, distance learning and online options as well as personalised pathways and CPD modules.

What Can I Study?

We offer a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across our eight academic schools. With over 200 postgraduate courses to choose from in more than 30 subject areas, we’re confident we have a course for you.

NTU: the University of Choice for nearly 5000 students

Strong links with companies worldwide

This keeps our courses cutting-edge in a rapidly changing world, and helps us to guarantee professional work-like experience embedded into every course, all aimed at improving your employability.

Expert teaching

Our academic supervisors, tutors and lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields and engaged in world-class consultancy and global research. Outstanding teaching comes as standard.

Plenty to get involved with

We have over 100 societies to help make the most of your student experience, including everything from astronomy to volunteering and from fashion to cocktails.


If you’re looking to stay on campus, we provide an excellent, postgraduate focused living and learning experience. You can choose from a range of residences on — or in the immediate vicinity of — our campuses. We have accommodation advice that’s specific for postgraduate students, visit our website to find out more.

Personalised and specialist careers advice

With a dedicated careers consultant for each school and a specialist consultant for postgraduate research students, there is great support for you throughout your time at NTU. This support doesn’t end when you graduate either. You’ll have access to the team for three years after you graduate and forever online.

Ground-breaking Research

From innovative cancer analysis to studies on the detection of explosives in luggage, pioneering projects at NTU are tackling some of the world’s biggest issues. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2021) results, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'

We want to continue building on our renowned reputation for research excellence by taking a themed approach to addressing the world’s most pressing problems, we’re calling this new approach Re:search Re:imagined.

NTU: the University of Choice for nearly 5000 students


We offer a range of scholarships worth up to half the value of your tuition fee. Find out more about funding scholarships for postgraduate students at NTU.

Nottingham: A student city

With a large student population, a rich history, plenty of green spaces and award-winning nightlife, Nottingham is a thriving student city.

Ranked in the 2023 QS Student City listings as one of the world’s top 50 destinations, Nottingham is the cultural, commercial, and entertainment capital of the East Midlands.

It also has a thriving art scene with excellent independent cinemas and galleries including Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest art centres in the UK, as well as great shopping and sport facilities.

Discover life at NTU for yourself

We hold postgraduate open events throughout the year. Check our website for dates and more details.

Register for our next open event

Want to hear about our open events and other useful information? Keep in touch with us, or chat to some of our current students and staff online.

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At Nottingham Business School, our teaching excellence and research combines academic excellence with a powerful and positive impact on business and society. With us you’ll shape your own unique master’s qualification, developing the valuable, high-level skills you need to become a leader in your field.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We're also ranked in the top 95 European Business Schools in the Financial Times (FT).

Nottingham Trent University has been named University of the Year in the Guardian University Awards 2019

Connections to industry
Nottingham Business School has over 900 connections with business and industry and regularly welcome specialists on campus to work with students. The School’s reputation helps attract a diverse range of industry partners, creating pioneering courses informed by real-world business challenges.

Our courses

Our courses are carefully structured to give you core skills, expertise in more specialist areas and valuable hands-on experience.

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We are proud to be building on our long and distinguished history in teacher education with the launch of the Nottingham Institute of Education.

Based within School of Social Sciences, the Institute will better align teaching and research expertise in areas such as psychology, sociology and youth and childhood studies.

A new era for education
Nottingham Institute of Education is situated on our redeveloped Clifton campus, and brings together our teacher training and education-related teams into a centre of excellence and innovation.

With an emphasis on experiential learning, and applied and meaningful research we can ensure our trainees have the firm foundation needed to lead their field throughout their career.

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Nottingham Trent University attracts students from across the globe and has a student population of around 26,000. Our teaching is underpinned by strong research. All of our research units were rated as nationally or internationally important in the last Research Assessment Exercise, and four gained the coveted '5' Grade. Nottingham Trent University welcomes international students. We provide the distinctive qualities and advantages of the British Higher Education system within an environment accustomed to the demands and sensitivities of many different cultures. Nottingham Law School is one of the largest university law schools in the UK, supporting students through every stage of legal training from undergraduate through to Masters, research, professional and practitioner courses. Crucially, the School has an unrivalled reputation for providing innovative postgraduate level courses and training. This reputation has been nurtured through the Law School’s commitment to ensuring that all clients, from undergraduates to experienced practitioners, receive high quality practical legal education and training.

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[[Enhance your creative career and develop your professional potential]]

We've been teaching Art and Design since 1843, making us one of the UK's most well-established, renowned and respected creative universities.

Studying on one of our postgraduate courses you'll have the opportunity to tailor your learning to suit your interests and career aspirations. Part-time options offer you the flexibility to study around your existing commitments, for personal development and career progression.

You will be supported and guided by our expert teaching staff who will help you to advance your practical, theoretical and critical skills. As active practitioners and researchers, they will give you access to specialist knowledge and support towards MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate study.

We'll also help you to develop your professional practice, and you can take advantage of our strong commercial links. Short internships, collaborative projects with industry, guest lectures and study visits will help you to network and gain skills for employment.

You will benefit from our extensive facilities which include a dedicated postgraduate studio for practice-based students, specialist design studios and workshops, advanced textile and fashion technology, exhibition galleries, an art shop, cafe and social spaces.

We're proud to call Nottingham our home: being based in the hear of a city with a thriving arts scene and a strong creative economy means there's lots of exciting opportunities on our doorstep for you to take advantage of.

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The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences is located at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus approximately 14 miles outside of Nottingham. Brackenhurst Campus is the perfect outdoor classroom – a 200-hectare farm and woodland estate provides the perfect learning environment to compliment your studies.

We’ve invested over £20 million into our facilities at Brackenhurst Campus, with further developments currently underway, creating specialist learning environments for our courses. You’ll have access to fully equipped labs and our Eco-Library, as well as our purpose-built Animal Unit, Veterinary Nursing Centre, Equestrian Centre, a high-tech glasshouse, poultry unit and working farm.

We’re an international university, with staff, students and researchers from over 100 countries. We also have strong links with relevant industry organisations from around the world, including the International Society for Equine Science, Conservation Research Africa, Mankwe Wildlife Reserve (South Africa), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Durrell Conservation Academy (Jersey and Mauritius).

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The School of Arts and Humanities provides a supportive, high-quality learning environment with excellent teaching and research.

We offer a range of postgraduate degrees in contemporary, real-world subjects which combine academic rigour with excellent skills preparation for work or further study.

Our journalism courses are accredited by the BJTC (British Journalism Training council) and NCTJ (National Council for Training of Journalists).

We also offer the opportunity to undertake MPhil and PhD research degrees within our vibrant research community.


The School has an international reputation for its research, and is particularly strong in the highly rated Research Assessment Exercise units of English; communication, culture and media; and French.

We host a number of specialist research centres and a range of journals and book series are also produced in the School.

We have an active programme of visiting speakers, including public figures, leading academics and professional experts, which aim to give students a broader perspective on their subjects. Recent speakers have included Tony Benn (politician), Kate Adie (journalist) and David Lodge (author).


Our nationally recognised Graduate School provides a base for all postgraduate and research students within the School. It offers one of the country’s benchmark research training programmes, incorporating well-established staff / student research seminars, a research methods training course, reading groups and thesis writing groups.

Postgraduate students in the School have access to dedicated facilities, such as common rooms and quiet study areas.

Our suite of journalism courses are taught in the Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism, giving students plenty of opportunities for hands on experience and ensures that they learn both the academic and practical skills which provide the training essential to build a successful journalism career.


Apply for our courses either by online application form or via a postal form. See our website at for details or call the Admissions Office.


Nottingham Trent University runs a scheme awarding a number of bursaries for students who have been accepted for enrolment on Masters courses. This scheme is competitive, with selection criteria based upon academic quality and impact.

Many of the School’s postgraduate courses are recognised for AHRC funding, see for further details.


NTU has one of the highest graduate employment records among UK universities. Our strength lies in the relevance of our degrees to the real world; even our traditionally academic subjects encourage students to recognise their transferable skills and their application to a multitude of careers.

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The School of Science and Technology at NTU is a world leader in research with an outstanding record for teaching excellence. Our state-of-the-art facilities and career-focused approach to course design provide the right conditions for postgraduates to succeed in their chosen field.

All our research units were rated as internationally recognised in the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) which included research rated as world-leading in Unit of Assessment 12 (research in Biomedical Sciences), placing it amongst the top 15 of all universities in the UK according to national league tables.

The School has a thriving postgraduate community and places great emphasis on supporting our students with the right equipment, dedicated resources and appropriate training.

All of our postgraduate courses incorporate training in professional skills and Research Methods, and most of our Science courses offer opportunities to carry out research projects in industry or at other research institutes.

NTU is one of the few universities in the UK to offer paid industry placements on MSc courses. The placements we offer to postgraduates studying MSc courses last up to one year and are sandwiched within the Masters degree.

They enable students to gain vital experience in the workplace and develop important skills while
pursuing an academic specialism. We offer extensive support in obtaining a relevant placement, including language support for international students.

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The School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University is a nationally and internationally recognised centre for the study of engaged social science, offering courses which address the key social issues of today.

We are based in the vibrant and diverse city of Nottingham, less than 30 minutes from East Midlands Airport, just 2 hours from London and easily accessible from most of the UK.

Our research-active teaching teams and growing reputation mean our teaching is informed by the latest subject knowledge and methodologies, giving you the edge in the job market as our courses are designed to develop skills and expertise that are relevant to, and greatly valued, by employers.

There are many great reasons why you should choose to study with the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent university, including;

1. We’ve got a great reputation!
That’s why we were ranked as one of the UK’s top 10 new universities*.

2. Industry focused and professionally recognised courses
Our strong organisational links and research active staff ensure that our teaching is informed by the latest subject knowledge relevant to your career.

3. Fantastic graduate employability
97% of our postgraduates** employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving. This is because NTU graduates are highly valued because our courses are focused on your future, equipping you with the necessary skills for a successful career.

4. First-class facilities
The School of Social Sciences has first-class software, equipment and facilities including eye scanner laboratories, and a brand new Students Union. Plus we have also recently invested £13 million into our Boots library.

5. We have expert staff
You will spend plenty of time with tutors who bring first-hand experience from world-leading research activities and time in industry, passing their knowledge onto you.

6. Scholarships
NTU and The School of Social Sciences Scholarship Scheme provides a number of scholarships to home, EU and international students.

7. A rich and diverse community
Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds within the UK and from all corners of the world. As a result, we have an incredibly rich and vibrant student community. It’s a culture we’re keen to nurture and this diversity means you will have the opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and experience with other students from across the world.

But don’t just take our word for it, why not visit our website and listen to some of our current and past students on their experiences of NTU.

So why wait, visit our website and apply today!

*Complete University Guide, 2013
** Of those available for work, latest DLHE survey 2011/12. This statistic includes both full and part-time postgraduate taught (PGT) and postgraduate research (PGR).

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