Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham - United Kingdom


Nottingham Trent University is a modern, forward thinking university with a long heritage. Here are some significant dates in our history:



Nottingham Government School of Design opened.
The Nottingham Government School of Design moved to Commerce Square.
The Nottingham Government School of Design moved to Waverley Building.
University College Nottingham (UCN) was established on Shakespeare Street. The premises later became NTU’s Arkwright Building.
English poet DH Lawrence receives his teaching certificate after studying in the Arkwright building. In his novel The Rainbow (1915) Lawrence drew on his own memories of Arkwright for Ursula Brangwen's first impressions of University College, with the lines: "The big college built of stone, standing in the quiet street, with a rim of grass and lime-trees all so peaceful: she felt it remote, a magic-land."
Nottingham and District Technical College was designated.
Nottingham Regional College of Technology was opened.
The Regional College was officially launched.
Nottingham College of Art and Design was linked with the Regional College as a Polytechnic designate.
Trent Polytechnic was granted polytechnic status.
Trent amalgamated with Nottingham College of Education at Clifton.
The official name change to Trent Polytechnic took place.
Nottingham Polytechnic Higher Education Corporation was founded.
The Nottingham Trent University was launched and Professor Ray Cowell is appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Neil T Gorman replaces Ray Cowell as Vice Chancellor.
A project to transform the learning facilities across the University's three campuses begins, at a total cost of over £130million.
Former School of Art and Design student Simon Starling wins the Turner Prize.
NTU is named the top post-1992 University by the Good University Guide. The School of Science and Technology receives the largest ever donation given to a post-92 university, to fund cancer research. Michael Parkinson is appointed as NTU’s first Chancellor.

We are an international university, with students and staff drawn from over 100 countries around the world. We are committed to the internationalisation of our curriculum, students, and staff with the twin aims of:

  • enhancing the learning experience and employability of our students
  • increasing the quality and relevance of our research.

Enhancing the learning experience and employability of our students

Our graduates will work in an increasingly borderless world, characterised by rapidly changing patterns of international trade and capital investment. To succeed in a globalised labour market, graduates must be capable of working across national borders alongside colleagues from a range of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds. We will prepare our students to become highly employable global citizens by our:

  • internationalisation of the curriculum
  • international student recruitment
  • international teaching partnerships
  • international student experience and support
  • internationalisation of the faculty.

Increasing the quality and relevance of research

Research is a global endeavour and we need to be connected to the global academy to play our full role. Our goal across the University is to achieve international competitiveness in as many of our research endeavours as possible. By doing this, we will increase our international collaborative working.

NTU Global brings together a range of academic and professional services across the University which work together to achieve this vision, such as the: 

  • International Development Office
  • Collaborative Partnerships Office
  • International Exchange Office
  • International Student Support Service.


School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

School of Art & Design

School of Arts and Humanities

Nottingham Business School

School of Education

The Graduate School

Nottingham Law School

School of Science and Technology

School of Social Sciences

English Requirements

IELTS varies from 6.0 to 7.0 score bands. 


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