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Geography / Geography: Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): F800 / F801
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: Three years full-time / four years with a placement
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Campus: Brackenhurst Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

This course takes an integrated approach to studying the relationship between people and the physical environment. Our students are typically concerned about the Earth and its communities, and the course explores the key role that geographical concepts and techniques have in solving environmental problems, social inequalities and improving the quality of life and well-being. We aim to produce geographers with a lifelong passion for the subject and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to contribute to society and move with confidence into their chosen career.

If you have any questions about our Geography courses, you can now chat to our experienced lecturers and course leaders through Unibuddy.

  • Undertake fieldwork on campus, elsewhere in the UK and overseas. We're committed to providing you with sustainable, accessible, and ethical fieldwork and have adopted and signed the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) principles for undergraduate field courses.
  • The course allows you to specialise in your second year of study and beyond with the Geography: Physical Geography pathway.
  • This course has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. This all means your degree will stand out to employers.
  • We're in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in Geography subjects (National Student Survey, 2022).

Course accreditation

  • RGS accreditation

What you’ll study

With its focus on environmental geography, the course explores the interaction between people and the environments in which they live. Concepts of place, space and time are used to explore peoples, cultures, landscapes and environments across the world and the crucial links between them. The course emphasises the need for sustainable development, social justice, the impacts of the global climate emergency and the exciting opportunities provided by the rapid development of geospatial technologies.

The course allows you to specialise in your second year of study and beyond with the Physical Geography pathway. A range of optional modules also offer you the opportunity to personalise your degree to your own interests. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to solve a range of complex environmental problems.

Topics this course covers include:

  • Managing natural hazards and disasters
  • Agriculture and food security
  • The global climate emergency
  • Sustainable development
  • Natural resource management
  • Inequality and social justice
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Renewable energy
  • Land degradation and desertification

These are all areas where geographers make a significant contribution to understanding, decision-making and policy development.

The Physical Geography pathway is designed for anyone interested in the Earth’s surface processes and the physical environment that surround us. More specialised than the Geography route, you will focus on a range of environmental issues, including scientific knowledge of the Earth's surface, it's spatial variation, and its evolution over time.

Fieldwork

The course includes fieldwork. Destinations may vary from year to year, but have previously included the Spanish locations of Almería and Tenerife. These trips provide a unique opportunity to:

  • Explore key concepts
  • Apply skills that you have learnt in the classroom in real world situations

Alongside this, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a range of other field trips during your degree, both in the UK and overseas.

We're committed to providing you with sustainable, accessible, and ethical fieldwork and have adopted and signed the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Principles for Undergraduate Field Courses

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Learn about the Earth's surface systems and process, and develop your understanding of how the physical landscape is shaped.

Geographical Fieldwork

Develop problem-solving skills in a range of issues in human and physical geography. Gain an awareness of different environments, both locally and overseas. Fieldwork is currently undertaken both in the UK and in the province of Almería, south-east Spain.

Practical and Professional Skills

Develop an understanding of the range of skills required in Geography, such as geographical data collection, data analysis and report writing.

Geographies of Global Change

Explore the geopolitical and cultural framework in which the world moves today, and investigate trends, transactions and patterns in environmental governance. Topics include globalisation, the geography of trading, and the changing status of women in the global economy.

Global Environmental Issues

Study contemporary global environmental issues and their underlying causes, including how humans impact the environment and how the natural environment impacts human society.

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate

Explore the Earth's climate system, weather patterns and the ways in which these are being altered by human activity to cause the global climate emergency.

BSc (Hons) Geography

Principles and Practice in Geography

You’ll use a number of case studies – including a local one you’ll conduct yourself – to become familiar with, and learn the key approaches and issues associated with, practising geography.

Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis

Study the mapping and analytical techniques used in geographical information systems (GIS). Explore the applications of technology across a wide range of topic areas.

Global Climate Emergency

Climate change and our response to it is arguably one of the most pressing issues affecting the earth in modern history. In this module you will address the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, food production, water resources, energy use and many other issues. The module focuses on the science and perceptions of climate change, and how we respond and adapt to it.

You'll also chose three optional modules.

Sustainability

Explore the meaning of sustainability and how this impacts our relationship with the natural world. You’ll learn about the conflicts that persist within this between rich and poor countries, those that wish to exploit resources and those that wish to conserve them. You'll also look at the development needs of current and future generations.

Natural Hazards and Disasters

This module explores environmental hazards which directly threaten human life or economic well-being. You’ll examine their physical causes and social impacts alongside assessing the threats they pose. You'll also explore the actions needed to manage the aftermath of environmental hazards and reduce disaster potential.

Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management

Learn about the physical basis of landform development in fluvial environments. Examine the role of rivers and lakes, including the transport and storage of water and sediment. You'll develop the skills needed to undertake surveys for monitoring fluvial systems, and will discuss the importance of geomorphology to society. You’ll also get the opportunity to investigate river and flood management, including recent approaches to river engineering, restoration and rehabilitation.

International Development and Social Justice

You'll critically explore international development by looking into the histories of development and the relationship between development and colonialization. This will involve unpacking the links between contemporary international development discourse, foreign policy, and social justice.

Law and Policy

Throughout this module you’ll investigate the development, implementation and impact of environmental policies and laws. You’ll explore the protection of the environment through environmental politics, policy processes and generation of specific environmental legislation.

Physical Geography pathway

Principles and Practice in Geography

You’ll use a number of case studies – including a local one you’ll conduct yourself – to become familiar with, and learn the key approaches and issues associated with, practising geography.

Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis

Study the mapping and analytical techniques used in geographical information systems (GIS). Explore the applications of technology across a wide range of topic areas.

Global Climate Emergency

Climate change and our response to it is arguably one of the most pressing issues affecting the earth in modern history. In this module you will address the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, food production, water resources, energy use and many other issues. The module focuses on the science and perceptions of climate change, and how we respond and adapt to it.

Natural Hazards and Disasters

This module explores environmental hazards which directly threaten human life or economic well-being. You’ll examine their physical causes and social impacts alongside assessing the threats they pose. You'll also explore the actions needed to manage the aftermath of environmental hazards and reduce disaster potential.

Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management

Learn about the physical basis of landform development in fluvial environments. Examine the role of rivers and lakes, including the transport and storage of water and sediment. You'll develop the skills needed to undertake surveys for monitoring fluvial systems, and will discuss the importance of geomorphology to society. You’ll also get the opportunity to investigate river and flood management, including recent approaches to river engineering, restoration and rehabilitation.

Quaternary Environments (Fieldwork)

Explore the climatic and environmental changes that have taken place during the Quaternary Period (the last c. 2.6 million years of Earth’s recent history) with fieldwork in north Wales.

This is a placement year for students on the four-year course

BSc (Hons) Geography

Dissertation

Undertake independent research under supervision. Focus on your own area of interest within geography.

Contemporary Topics in Geography

You'll combine your learning on the course and your wider experience to delve deeply into a social or environmental issue that matters to you. Develop ideas that could be used to positively impact an organisation grappling with this issue and reflect on your future aspirations and employability.

You'll also choose four optional modules.

Water Resources

Study the process by which water and solutes move through a drainage basin, alongside basin management, land use management, and water quality issues. You’ll also look at sustainable drainage basin management for supplying drinking water, covering current national and international concerns in water resources.

Natural Resource Management

Throughout this module, you’ll study the exploitation of natural resources in a range of environments. You’ll also explore both the scientific principles and political, economic and social structures needed to explore the management of natural resources.

Drylands

Drylands embrace a number of environments, ranging from sandy deserts to temperate grasslands and savannas. This module explains why the myth that drylands are empty, barren places with little economic value is flawed, and explores their global socio-economic importance.

Global Agriculture and Food Security

Gain an insight into the global agricultural industry and investigate the concepts of production in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. You’ll learn about the current agricultural practice and policy in the UK and EU, investigate current scientific advances, explore issues relating to harvesting and production of food from sustainable sources, and consider global food security.

Applications of Remote Sensing

This module will build on your knowledge of managing geographical information learnt in your first and second year. You’ll learn how to process, analyse and interpret information from a range of existing remote sensing techniques. You'll also obtain information for mapping and spatial analysis using data from both historical and the very latest high resolution sensors.

Energy for a Low Carbon Future

Investigate how to harness and distribute safe, clean energy from sources that do not deplete with use. Consider the depletion of fossil fuels and the increasing demand for energy and evaluate the choices available for the future.

Physical Geography pathway

Dissertation

Undertake independent research under supervision. Focus on your own area of interest within geography.

The Cryosphere

Study the physical basis of the cryosphere, including glacial and former glacial environments. Topics include glacial thermal regime, glacial motion and erosion, the development of glacial landforms and the impact of climate change on the cryosphere.

Contemporary Topics in Geography

You'll combine your learning on the course and your wider experience to delve deeply into a social or environmental issue that matters to you. Develop ideas that could be used to positively impact an organisation grappling with this issue and reflect on your future aspirations and employability.

You'll also chose three optional modules:

Water Resources

Study the process by which water and solutes move through a drainage basin, alongside basin management, land use management, and water quality issues. You’ll also look at sustainable drainage basin management for supplying drinking water, covering current national and international concerns in water resources.

Natural Resource Management

Throughout this module, you’ll study the exploitation of natural resources in a range of environments. You’ll also explore both the scientific principles and political, economic and social structures needed to explore the management of natural resources.

Drylands

Drylands embrace a number of environments, ranging from sandy deserts to temperate grasslands and savannas. This module explains why the myth that drylands are empty, barren places with little economic value is flawed, and explores their global socio-economic importance.

Applications of Remote Sensing

This module will build on your knowledge of managing geographical information learnt in your first and second year. You’ll learn how to process, analyse and interpret information from a range of existing remote sensing techniques. You'll also obtain information for mapping and spatial analysis using data from both historical and the very latest high resolution sensors.

Energy for a Low Carbon Future

Investigate how to harness and distribute safe, clean energy from sources that do not deplete with use. Consider the depletion of fossil fuels and the increasing demand for energy and evaluate the choices available for the future.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students themselves

Student Profiles

Harry Ferguson

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

“There have also been some great trips to various places- the trip to Spain in first year was amazing. It really brought the whole course together and was a chance to get hands on. "

Paige Gilliot

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

Soon after I applied to NTU, I was offered a sport scholarship which I was very excited to accept. It provides me with all the support in my student athlete lifestyle that I could hope for.

Joe Donnerstag

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

It's all about identifying how you work best and what you do and don’t enjoy as work. From this you can work out how to get the most out of yourself and target those career opportunities in the future.

Cerise Dowson

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

Throughout the course, you learn which areas are most interesting to you and which you want to carry on into your professional career.

Phillip Gwynn

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

My advice would be to take on every opportunity and even when it seems challenging, always have the hope that you will get there and I promise you that you will end up shocking yourself with your abilities.

Joe Morrell

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

Being a five-minute walk from open fields, lakes and streams is a physical geographer’s paradise at Brackenhurst and I feel very fortunate to be able to study in this environment and style of learning.

Beth Bird

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

This course is perfect for individuals who want to have the opportunity to gain lots of new experiences whilst gaining a versatile degree.

Miles Shirtcliffe

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

The statistics module in second year has been really enjoyable and teaches lots of transferable and employable skills for after university.

Mark Baxter

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

Being a student here is great, I live in the city and commute to Brackenhurst which gives me the best of both worlds.

Chris Hall

Geography / Geography: Physical Geography

My advice to students would be look at jobs from day one and consider what type of thing you’d like to do when you graduate. It’s also important to make sure you get experience in your chosen field as that is the kind of thing employers are looking for.

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How you’re taught

In most modules teaching and learning is centred on lectures supported by group exercises, seminars and practical work to provide active learning opportunities. The range of option modules in the second and final years of the course allow students to tailor their studies to match their interests and future career plans. Within many of our modules there is the opportunity to personalise assessment tasks. One to one support is provided by a personal tutor allocated to you.

The delivery of the course is enhanced by the resources provided by the Brackenhurst Estate. Our 200 hectares of land are managed as a mixed farm and contains a range of habitats and land uses. For example, a long-term research project involving staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students into natural flood management has been underway for several years.

Contact hours

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (26%), independent study (74%)
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (26%), independent study (74%)
  • Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%), independent study (76%)

A placement year may be taken between year 2 and year 3 of study.

Staff Profiles

Steven Godby

Principal Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Steven Godby

Nicholas Midgley

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Nicholas Midgley

Marcello Di Bonito

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Marcello Di Bonito

Jillian Labadz

Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Jillian Labadz

Julia Davies

Head of Department

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Julia Davies

Ben Clutterbuck

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Ben Clutterbuck

Sally Little

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Sally Little is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences and Course Lead for BSc (Hons) Environmental Science. Sally Little researches the impact of environmental

Guaduneth Chico

Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Guaduneth Chico

How you’re assessed

  • Year 1 coursework (67%), written exam (33%)
  • Year 2 coursework (83%), written exam (17%)
  • Year 3
    BSc (Hons) Geography: coursework (100%)
    Physical Geography pathway: coursework (67%), written exam (33%)

Careers and employability

Your future career

You'll graduate with transferable skills, including numeracy, teamwork, analytical and laboratory skills, putting you ahead of the graduate employment market.

Our graduates have gone on to work in roles with companies as diverse as:

  • ADC Infrastructure
  • Chubb Marine Underwriting
  • BrewDog
  • the Environment Agency
  • in national and local government
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Geographers are employed in a vast array of roles including:

  • aid coordinators
  • project managers
  • environmental consultants
  • risk assessors
  • hydrologists

Placement opportunities

During the course you have the option to take on a placement for at least 38 weeks. This would take place between the second and third year of study. This can lead to a Certificate or Diploma in Professional Studies.

Previous students have undertaken placements at organisations like:

  • The Environment Agency
  • Wildlife Trusts
  • Nottingham City Council
  • The Forestry Commission

NTU Enterprise

You'll also have the opportunity to turn your ideas into a viable business with help from NTU Enterprise, NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a support centre to help students create, develop and grow their own businesses.

Campus and facilities

Where will I study?

Brackenhurst Campus is a 200 hectare country estate that provides the ideal location to study both the physical and human elements of a geography degree.

We have a lively community of students at Brackenhurst supported by:

  • modern accommodation
  • a Students' Union and bar
  • sports pitches
  • a library.

However, if you prefer city living you can commute from Nottingham in 45 minutes by bus. Study Geography at NTU and you can split your time between our stunning Brackenhurst Campus and the vibrant city of Nottingham. Live on campus or in the city – it’s your experience, your choice.

You will find a range of both physical and human environments for you to gain experience of geography in action around Nottinghamshire. Your studies will take place in the serenity of the picturesque Brackenhurst Campus.

Eco-library

Our 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million pound campus library opened in 2013. The library building uses energy-efficient and low-carbon initiatives such as photovoltaic panels, LED lighting, intelligent lighting control, heat-reclaim ventilation during winter, renewable cladding materials, locally sourced materials and water-leak detection systems.

Green Flag status

Brackenhurst campus has been awarded Green Flag status, a national award recognising green spaces throughout the country. We received the award along with other notable green spaces such as Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park and St James' Park.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – BBB, including Geography or a relevant Science subject
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM including relevant modules; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level equivalent in Geography or a relevant Science subject; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Relevant science subjects include: Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. We will also accept History.

Applicants without A-levels will have their applications assessed for subject compatibility.

Other qualifications and experience

We consider equivalent qualifications and combinations, please see UCAS course search for details and use our calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

We may also consider credits achieved at other universities and your work/life experience through an assessment of prior learning. This may be for year one entry, or beyond the beginning of a course where applicable, for example, into year 2. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available for this route.

Contextual offers

As well as assessing your application and qualifications, we use contextual data and information to make offers for this course. Depending on your circumstances, we may make you an offer up to two grades below the standard entry criteria. Find out how we assess your application.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions and Enquiries Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – BBB, including Geography or a relevant Science subject
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM including relevant modules; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level equivalent in Geography or a relevant Science subject; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Relevant science subjects include: Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. We will also accept History.

Applicants without A-levels will have their applications assessed for subject compatibility.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from all over the world – check yours here:

Undergraduate preparation courses (Foundation)

If you don’t yet meet our entry requirements, we offer Foundation courses through our partner Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC), based on our City Campus:

English language entry requirements

You can meet our language requirements by successfully completing our pre-sessional English course for an agreed length of time, or by submitting the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS:

Advanced standing (starting your undergraduate degree in year 2 or 3)

You may be able to start your undergraduate course in year 2 or 3 based on what you have studied before.  This decision would be made in accordance with our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Additional costs

Your course fees cover the cost of studies, and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

Library books

Most study modules will recommend one or more core text books, which NTU students can access for free online. Some students choose to purchase their own copies of text books; book costs vary and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential text books, journals and materials (which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you might think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books available for purchase from previous year students.

Field trips

You will be charged a maximum of £60 for any compulsory residential trips in the UK, and a maximum of £400 for compulsory overseas residential field courses, as a contribution towards travel, accommodation and entrance fees where applicable. Non-residential day excursions are included in the tuition fee and other non-compulsory opportunities, in the UK and abroad, may also be offered, and these will be charged at full cost to students. A valid passport and any associated visas will also be required for field trips outside of the UK.

Placements

If you're undertaking a placement year, you'll need to budget for accommodation and any travel costs you may incur whilst on placement. Many of our placement students do earn a salary whilst on placement which can help to cover these living costs.

Print and copy costs

The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

Other costs

All students will also be expected to provide their own appropriate fieldwork clothing, including walking boots (with ankle support), wellingtons and waterproof trousers and coat.

Tuition fees for September 2022 entry

Mode of study

International tuition fee

Full-time

£15,600

Full-time with placement

£15,600 + £1,385 (placement year)

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at the University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships of up to 50% of your tuition fee. You can apply for your scholarship when you have an offer to study at NTU.

Living costs

Get advice on the cost of living as an international student in Nottingham and how to budget:

Paying fees

Find out about advanced payments, instalment plan options and how to make payments securely to the University:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

Additional costs

Your course fees cover the cost of studies, and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

Library books

Most study modules will recommend one or more core text books, which NTU students can access for free online. Some students choose to purchase their own copies of text books; book costs vary and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential text books, journals and materials (which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you might think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books available for purchase from previous year students.

Field trips

You will be charged a maximum of £60 for any compulsory residential trips in the UK, and a maximum of £400 for compulsory overseas residential field courses, as a contribution towards travel, accommodation and entrance fees where applicable. Non-residential day excursions are included in the tuition fee and other non-compulsory opportunities, in the UK and abroad, may also be offered, and these will be charged at full cost to students. A valid passport and any associated visas will also be required for field trips outside of the UK.

Placements

If you're undertaking a placement year, you'll need to budget for accommodation and any travel costs you may incur whilst on placement. Many of our placement students do earn a salary whilst on placement which can help to cover these living costs.

Print and copy costs

The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

Other costs

All students will also be expected to provide their own appropriate fieldwork clothing, including walking boots (with ankle support), wellingtons and waterproof trousers and coat.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application and personal statement

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. So include all of your qualifications and grades, including resits or predicted grades.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! You’ve got 4,000 characters to impress us. Make sure you use them to show how your skills and qualities are relevant to the course(s) you’re applying for. For more hints and tips, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

You can apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not applying to any other UK universities, you can apply directly to us on our NTU applicant portal.

Application advice

Apply early so that you have enough time to prepare – processing times for Student visas can vary, for example.  After you've applied, we'll be sending you important emails throughout the application process – so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Writing your personal statement

Be honest, thorough, and persuasive – we can only make a decision about your application based on what you tell us:

Advice on writing a good personal statement

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

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