Studying at NTU isn’t just about the next few years – it's about the rest of your life. Employers want to recruit graduates who have real-world work experience, so all of our courses – across every subject area – offer a placement opportunity as part of your degree. With an employment rate of 97%, it’s clear NTU graduates leave us well-prepared for a successful future (DLHE survey undergraduate results, 2016/17).
We have over 300 undergraduate courses for you to choose from, covering a wide range of popular subject areas.
Accounting, finance and economics
Our accounting and finance courses offer not only a degree, but also accreditation towards major professional accountancy bodies. Develop the decision-making and problem-solving skills needed for a career in the industry, using our unique Trading Room facility to gain experience of the fast-moving world of shares trading.
Agriculture and horticulture
NTU is ranked third in the UK for agriculture, forestry and food courses (Guardian University Guide 2020), and we’re firmly focused on developing graduates with 21st-century skills. Our agriculture and horticulture courses are supported by practical sessions at our working farm, glasshouses and AutoCAD design studio.
Animal, equine and veterinary sciences
Passionate about animals? Our animal, equine and veterinary sciences courses will help turn that passion into a career. Core scientific study is supported by practical sessions in our Animal Unit, Veterinary Nursing and Equestrian centres. These purpose-built facilities house animals from over 40 different species, as well as a fully simulated veterinary practice.
Architecture and civil engineering
Whether you’re an aspiring architect, technologist, designer or civil engineer looking to make your mark on the built environment, we’ve got the course to match your ambition. Our industry-standard facilities allow you to simulate real professional environments, and our strong industry links provide the opportunity for work placements and experience.
Art and design
We are one of the world’s leading art and design schools, and we have been influencing, inspiring and innovating for over 175 years. Through guest lectures, live projects and competitions, you’ll learn the importance of collaboration and establish your own support network of industry professionals.
Our bioscience courses are built around applied learning. We balance theory with around 500 hours’ hands-on lab time, giving our students the practical experience employers are looking for. We build in work opportunities – from exciting industry projects to collaborative research.
Business, management and marketing
Study at the EQUIS and AACSB-accredited Nottingham Business School. Our contemporary business, management and marketing degrees will hone your business skills while supporting your individual interests and ambitions. Personalise your experience through industry placements, consultancy challenges and qualifications from professional bodies.
Chemistry at NTU is all about applied learning. We balance theory with plenty of hands-on lab time, giving our students the knowledge and practical experience that today’s employers, practitioners and researchers are looking for. You’ll have access to our industry-standard facilities, tools and technology.
Childhood and youth
Our childhood and youth studies courses are about improving the outcomes of children by enhancing relationships, and broadening their options. You’ll explore the day-to-day influences that can form a person's identity – things like education and environment – as you learn how to positively impact and affect the lives of young people.
Computing and technology
We offer computing and technology courses accredited by the British Computer Society, which guarantees the content is relevant to your future employers. We offer a wide range of computing and technology courses, so whether your interests lie in computer games development, programming or artificial intelligence, we’ve got you covered.
Conservation and ecology
Global wildlife populations have declined by 58% since 1970. The world needs solutions – and that’s where NTU’s conservation and ecology courses come in. You’ll learn in our outdoor classroom and develop the scientific knowledge and practical skills you need to help conserve valuable wildlife and their habitats.
Criminology, policing and forensic science
On our criminology, policing and forensic science courses you’ll analyse crime from every angle: the social and psychological factors that ignite it, and the legal framework for fighting it. With dedicated facilities and the support of our industry-seasoned teaching staff – including former detectives, researchers and scientists – this is real-world crime-fighting!
Our economics courses will prepare you for a career in financial services, immersing you in the world of global markets and economic theory. Our unique Trading Room facility gives students the simulated experience of working in shares and trading, accompanied by opportunities to apply your knowledge through industry placements.
Education and teacher training
We've been training teachers and educational professionals for over 50 years. We've developed more than 600 partnerships with local schools and colleges, to ensure our education and teacher training courses meet the demands of a competitive graduate market. You’ll be supported by tutors who provide their research and real-world knowledge and keep you at the forefront of education theory and practice.
We’ve mastered the balance between theory and practice on our engineering courses, as we’ll test your knowledge and skills in an applied, hands-on environment. Through placements, live projects, field trips and work-based challenges, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore engineering and develop your specialism.
English, history and philosophy
Based in our School of Arts and Humanities, this diverse community of scholars and practitioners has long-established connections with external organisations – including galleries, NGOs, governmental organisations and literary festivals. This enables our students to take their skills outside the classroom through work placements, live industry projects, and volunteering within our partnership network.
Food science and production
The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. NTU is ranked third in the UK for agriculture, forestry and food courses (Guardian University Guide 2020) – as such, our Food Science and Production courses are well-placed to give you the skills required in a diverse and growing sector.
Our forensic science courses take you from crime scenes to courtrooms. Our excellent teaching puts us in the UK’s top five for forensics (Complete University Guide 2019), and we have accreditations from the Chartered Society of Forensic Science – so you can be confident you’re learning the latest forensics skills.
Geography and environmental science
Geography and environmental science are both fundamental to our understanding of the world. NTU is ranked in the UK’s top 15 for these disciplines (Guardian University Guide 2020). All our courses in this subject area are professionally accredited and bridge the gap between social and natural sciences.
Law, criminology and justice
Setting your sights on a high-flying career? Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University is the perfect place to start. A law degree provides a great foundation for a variety of careers, and our innovative courses will help you to stand out from the crowd.
Studying mathematics at NTU you won’t be restricted to the classroom – our teaching is as much geared towards the practical application of maths as it is the theory. Every year we offer students the chance to collaborate with teaching staff on exciting research projects.
Media, journalism and communication
The Department of Journalism and Media delivers cutting-edge courses and training at the very forefront of journalism and media education. Our links with local and national television, newspapers, magazines, radio stations, media companies and voluntary organisations open up the classroom for real-world learning.
Our physics courses are practical, and you’ll be spending around 250 hours working in our labs. We’ve invested in the latest professional facilities and equipment to ensure you’re learning at the forefront of your field. These cutting-edge tools and technology will sharpen your skills and develop your hands-on experience.
Politics and international studies
Grounded in the contemporary theories, research and debates that are shaping this dynamic field of enquiry, our politics, international relations and global studies courses advance our students’ experience and knowledge of both policies and political arenas. With support from our expert staff, they consolidate their skills, while developing practical knowledge through work-based learning.
Our product design courses balance theory and practice to address the challenges of modern design. With the support of expert academic and technical staff, commercial organisations and industry professionals, you’ll develop in the art of creative communication – and through live projects, competitions and exhibition opportunities, establish yourself as a designer.
Property, construction and surveying
Our professionally accredited property, construction and surveying courses – led by industry-experienced academics – will help you develop an applied knowledge of what it takes to succeed in the global property and construction industries. Through work placements, coursework projects and site visits, you’ll develop the skills needed for a successful graduate career.
Psychology shines a light on the capabilities of the human condition, exploring some of our most pressing questions. With British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation on many of our courses – plus opportunities to study abroad and complete placements – you'll explore psychological theory and practice, as you learn how the discipline is changing lives and society for the better.
Social work and health care
Social work and healthcare offers roles that give you the chance to meaningfully improve life for individuals, families, and even whole communities. If you're ready to make that kind of difference, these hands-on, work-focused courses will help you master the field's theories and principles, and then apply them – with real people, and direct results.
Sociology is the scientific study of groups, communities and societies – an exploration of the human models and instincts that unite us, and sometimes even pull us apart. Based within the School of Social Sciences, these courses encourage you to ask and analyse some complex questions, through a guided critical assessment of people, culture and society.
Studying sport science at NTU goes beyond the classroom; it’s about applying learning in a hands-on environment. We value entrepreneurial spirit and encourage it to grow, through reality-based learning and student-led enterprise and consultancy projects. Our students get involved in business and product development initiatives with key organisations.
Find your perfect course at NTU.