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Business BA (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): N101 / N100
  • Course Fee:

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  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:


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Introduction:

Developed with companies and reflecting the changing corporate world, this highly relevant course covers a broad range of management functions, processes and techniques associated with running a business. It is the ideal choice if you want to keep your options open and shape your career aspirations during your studies.

This course will equip you with an understanding of business theory and practice in today’s domestic and international business environments. It follows a broad curriculum and covers key disciplines at all three levels.

During your studies you will learn about the key facilities within business such as operations, marketing, accounting and finance to provide you with a comprehensive overview of how each of these functions impact real-world businesses across the globe.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) providing our students with a dual-award status.

This course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement, and offers all students the opportunity to gain some industry experience or travel overseas to study abroad in one of our partner universities with our unique opportunities scheme.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

  • This course is accredited by the CMI providing our students with a dual-award status.
  • 100% student satisfaction for BA (Hons) Business (SW) (National Student Survey 2022).
  • NTU is third for number of year-long placement undergraduates studying Business studies (HESA 2020/21)
  • Gain industry experience or travel overseas to study abroad in one of our partner universities with our unique opportunities scheme and placement year.

Course accreditation

  • EQUIS logo

What you’ll study

We are currently reviewing the content of our courses to ensure that they remain relevant and current to our students’ future ambitions and society. Please continue to check this course webpage for the latest developments.

The course begins in September 2023. Take a look at the academic calendar for term dates. The academic calendar will apply throughout your course, aside your placement year (if you have chosen to undertake one).

Accounting and Finance for Managers

During this module you will develop the skills and competencies needed to make effective use of accounting information especially for control and decision making purposes. You will explore how business organisations are financed and the constraints and limitations that financing imposes on them. You will also learn about the calculation of accounting profit and its importance to an organisation. You will develop skills that will allow you to identify relevant cash inflows and outflows of a proposed business project, and learn about utilising the techniques of break-even analysis in project decision making.

The importance and use of budgeting for forward planning, communication, coordination and control within an organisation will be covered, as well as the importance of cash and liquidity within an organisation and the construction of cash and working capital budgets. You will learn how to use cash and working capital management models and techniques and how to construct financial statements. Other areas covered in this module include financial appraisal of long term capital investment proposals and valuation of company shares.

Economics and Data Analysis for Managers

Introduces key principles in economics and data analysis used to describe and understand the behaviour of consumers and producers, and, more generally, economic activity.

Foundations of Managing and Organising

Both work and management are carried out by people, the human resources of the organisation. The focus of this module is on the management of work in organisations, and will provide you with a holistic understanding from the viewpoint of both the worker and management. You will be introduced to key applications, policies and practices that are involved in the management of human resources, and will analyse their underlying theoretical basis and the effects on the organisation and society in general.

Principles of Marketing

Marketing is an essential part of any successful business. The Principles of Marketing introduces the fundamental theories and concepts that are useful for making business and marketing decisions. The importance of the customer and their place at the heart of all marketing decisions is a key theme running through the module. It will look at the changing needs of the customer with products and services that are important to them, at a price that represents value and a place that is convenient. In addition, it will consider the options for communicating with the customer. It will also prepare you for the marketing modules studied in the second year of your course.

Essentials of Business Development

This module combines business, enterprise with operations management theory in the context of organisations developing. Consideration is given to the ways in which enterprise skills are used to design, deliver and improve the services and products during business growth. The module is at the centre of many changes taking place in the business world today, these include changes in the preferences of customers for customised product, changes in global supply chains, use of internet based technologies and challenges of sustainability.

Personal and Academic Development

Helps you recognise the personal skills, behaviours and attributes you currently have, and supports you in formulating a continuous personal and professional development plan to develop the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your future ambitions and realise your full potential.

First half of Year Two – Core modules

Managing and Organising for Human Resources

This module aims to develop an understanding of the human aspects of managing and organising work. It draws upon ideas from disciplines such as work psychology, organisational sociology and human resource management to provide insights into possibilities for managing and organising work. The module considers the nature of the changing context of managing and organising and examines the central issues and contemporary concerns that this presents for HR.

Throughout the module you will be encouraged to develop a critical perspective which encompasses views from both those managing and those managed, as well as a consideration of the wider impact of choices taken in regards to managing and organising work activities. Whilst exploring classic studies in managing and organising, these ideas will also be examined in the context of the contemporary changing international workplace. The module is relevant to a broad range of careers given that HR issues are a concern for all.

Survey Research and Analysis for Business

This module draws on conceptual material in the area of Survey Methods widely used in business and the application of analytic methods to the data generated. One of the primary focuses of this module is to help you understand how to plan and conduct surveys but also interpret the results within the appropriate business context. With the aid of appropriate professional statistical software you will be encouraged to apply statistical methods of analysis to data. The module is designed to allow you the opportunity to analyse and interpret “real data” from various areas of the business world. In studying this module you will develop your knowledge and skills in conducting survey research within business.

You will be given the opportunity to plan and execute a survey; design and implement a survey instrument; analyse survey results using applications software; and interpret and communicate analytical findings.

The Financial Environment

Every household and business exists within a complex, multi-faceted and fast changing global financial environment where the ‘business of money’ and ‘the management of money’ present challenges at every level. This module will provide you with the ability to understand the financial accounts of firms, by teaching you to use economics to analyse the activities of financial institutions.

During the module you will develop an understanding of the sources of finance within the banking and financial system for firms and individual consumers. You will also explore the behaviour of financial institutions and markets both in a national and an international context and their impact on economies. You will also develop skills in analysing the performance of banks and how banks manage risk, and learn how the globalisation of economic activity has led to the globalisation of banking and financial markets.

Second half of Year Two

You can either select one of our unique opportunities initiatives below or continue with your taught modules.

Option 1 – Study Abroad

Experience life in another country by studying at one of our partner universities. Choose from a host of countries in Europe or go further afield and study in the USA, South America, Australasia and South East Asia. This is a great opportunity to develop your independence and explore another culture.

Option 2 – Enterprise Project

Explore your entrepreneurial side and start to develop the meaningful and practical skills needed to run your own business. Supported by NTU Enterprise, NTU's centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, during this opportunity you'll work alongside other young entrepreneurs and a dynamic network of mentors and advisors, to develop your own ideas into a live enterprise project.

Option 3 – Internship

Get a taste of the working world and gain some essential industry insight with a 16-18 week work placement. The experience will allow you to put your learning in to practice, with the experience gained improving your future career prospects, and sharpening your interpersonal and professional skills.

Option 4 – Continue with taught modules

If you didn't fancy doing any of the above options then you can continue your studies at university. With a mixture of both compulsory and optional modules, the first will enhance your knowledge and skills set in your area of study, with the later allowing you to tailor your learning experience.

Students on Sandwich courses are eligible to choose the Enterprise project or continue with taught modules in the second half of their second year. They are not eligible for options 1 and 3. However, they are able to use their sandwich year to study or work abroad.

Core modules

Employment and Enterprise

Following on from the Personal Development module in Year One, you will build and further reflect on your personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours. You will have the opportunity to participate in part-time work, volunteering, consultancy work, business competitions and challenges, and develop a range of skills to enhance your employability.

Marketing Management

This module explores the role of marketing management and its interaction with other business functions. You will study marketing management concepts that support the development of sound marketing strategies, and also have the opportunity to develop effective group and personal skills that are valued highly by employers.

Plus one optional module from:

Management Accounting for Decision Making

The manager and entrepreneur of the future must have sound financial skills to enable them to take advantage of their environment. Critical to this process is understanding the environment in which you operate and the financial structure of your organisation. You need to understand the information that is required to successfully manage your organisation and how to interpret it. During this module you will examine a range of management accounting techniques that are used in business decision making, and explore how accounting and finance information could evolve to meet the needs of organisations operating in competitive markets.

You will study the value and limitations of accounting information for managerial decision making, planning and control purposes within organisations, and develop your understanding of problem solving techniques that are frequently used by teams operating in an organisational context, and how these techniques could be used within the accounting and finance framework.

Digital Entrepreneurship

The aim of this module is to develop your critical awareness of digital entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship within a global marketplace. During the module you will examine the process of developing a digital business that is enabled and / or enhanced by internet technologies, smart and mobile phones and their applications, and other emerging technologies.

Managing the Global Supply Chain

Focusing on operations and marketing, this module your practical understanding of the structure and organisation of supply chains, including sustainability and ethical issues. The areas you will cover include operations, logistics and procurement, and the importance of the flow of goods and information in providing value through global delivery systems.

Placement year

A vital component of our degree courses is the placement year. This time spent working in business provides our students with crucial work experience, which is highly prized and much sought after by employers upon graduation. We have links with a wide range of sectors, firms and organisations that offer student placements. If you have decided to undertake a placement year then this will last for a minimum of 48 weeks during your third year.

Our Employability Team is here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

  • finding placements, internships and part-time work
  • pursuing self-employment
  • taking gap years and time out
  • getting into volunteering
  • providing advice on further study.

Or

Taught modules

If you have decided to continue with your studies please view the 'final year' tab for your list of modules.

Developing Professional Impact

This module is designed to expand your horizons and challenge your attitudes and behaviours both in relation to subject specific issues and wider business concerns such as global citizenship and sustainable business practices. It will encourage you to build on your strengths and explore a range of possibilities as you embark on your next steps.

Comparative and International Management

Influences of culture on management, and managing within and across diverse cultures, have become increasingly relevant in today’s business world. This module aims to address the issues of cultural differences, and practical implications of the internationalisation of management, the organisation and its people.

Personal experiences of national and organisational cultures – either through work in multinational corporations or travel far and wide – provide a rich pool of experiences, stories and ordeals that can serve as important inputs into discussions and debates about management, organisations, people and cultural diversity.

This module adds to this experience through theoretical and conceptual knowledge and frameworks concerning different management styles and philosophies from an International Human Resource Management perspective. It uses practical experience and current topical research and case studies to explore key debates and issues central to the international organisations. During this module you will examine and explore problems that arise from these matters and the solutions that are needed.

Managing Creativity, Design and Innovation

In a highly competitive and globalised market place with increasing expectations and demands of consumers, an organisation’s ability to develop successful products, services and processes is critical. The importance to business of understanding, supporting and managing creativity and innovation cannot be underestimated.

This module will develop your understanding of the relationships between creativity, design and innovation, and explore and debate a range of perspectives concerning their nature. You will contemplate some of the issues facing organisations trying to harness the potential from their creative resources, and be encouraged to develop your own creative skills. You will develop a critical awareness of theories related to the origins and role of creativity at individual, team and organisational levels.

Over the course of the module, you will study a range of topics including: approaches to creativity theory, creativity and innovation as complex processes, design and development in a product and service context, building and sustaining a culture focused on creativity and innovation.

Strategic Marketing

The overall aim of the module is to help you develop an understanding of strategic marketing and to apply this knowledge to contemporary and complex business contexts. You will examine the key concepts, frameworks and models that are involved in the strategic marketing process, as well as the challenges encountered in the implementation and control stages. You will also explore how marketing managers can best respond to a complex, dynamic and increasingly global marketing environment.

The module will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct a comprehensive marketing audit, and will enable you to use the findings from a marketing audit to inform your choice of marketing objectives and alternative strategic choices.

Plus one optional module from:

Research Project

For this module you will undertake a purposeful, individual, in depth study of a relevant topic, developing your independent learning, critical thinking and knowledge of research techniques relevant to your subject area. The project will develop your ability to manage a major piece of work, for which you will be completely responsible, and will be completed over a period of several months. You will learn to utilise and improve your time management and communication skills, as well as test your initiative and resourcefulness.

To support your development during this module you will study essential skills such as critical thinking, conducting a literature review, understanding the appropriate research framework, practical research methods and skills, report and academic writing skills.

Sustainability in Enterprise Project

This module is designed to give you a deeper understanding of sustainability issues affecting firms. It incorporates a live consultancy experience, where you are required to apply your knowledge to critically review aspects of enterprise practice and infrastructure and recommend ways to reduce carbon emissions. You will learn how to critically review sustainability issues presented by an enterprise and analyse evidence, arguments, concepts and data to formulate sustainability and carbon management recommendations for an enterprise.

Plus one optional module from:

Managing Information and Knowledge Strategically

Knowledge has become a key term in contemporary organisations. Such organisations are often said to be operating in a ‘knowledge economy’ and to be staffed by ‘knowledge workers’. In particular, an important argument has been that the key strategic tool for securing competitive advantage resides in the knowledge an organisation possesses.

The task of this module is to subject such claims to critical inquiry. In particular, the widespread emphasis on knowledge has tended to understate the important role that information and data play in organisations and this will be a key focus of the module. In addition, the role of information and communication technology (ICT) is important but often either over-stated or under-estimated. We will seek to achieve a balanced assessment of its importance. Finally, the impact of these factors – the inter-related nature of knowledge, information, data and ICT – on the strategies that an organisation might adopt is an important part of the module.

Global Supply Chain Strategy

Working at a strategic level, this module will clarify how marketing, design, distribution, logistics and project management may be integrated, and help you to develop a broader and deeper understanding of how supply chain performance can be strategically improved.

You will cover a number of areas during the module including;

  • looking at supply chains from a strategic and global perspective
  • key concepts in supply chain improvement
  • interpreting lean and agile supply
  • supply chain dynamics – Forecasting, information flow and bullwhip
  • design for the supply chain – postponement, mass customisation, product life cycle, sustainability
  • managing CSR in the supply chain – sustainability, environment and transport
  • managing risk in a supply chain.

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

By studying current recommendations and developments in the field of corporate governance both in the UK and in a selection of overseas countries, this module will show you the importance of control and risk management when implementing strong governance measures, and evaluate the ethical and moral dilemmas faced by those entrusted with these responsibilities.

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

Student Profiles

Fikeoluwa Ojelabi

Business

My course has helped improve my leadership and interpersonal skills which will be really helpful as I plan to start my own fashion-related business in the future.

Megan Moulford

“I believe NBS is one of the best business schools in the UK because they show a commitment to giving students opportunities. This means you can get not only a good grade, but also increase your chance of securing a job.

George Price

My placement was without a doubt one of the most eye-opening experiences of my degree so far – it gave me clear insight to the technology industry, world of sales, and graduate life.

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How you’re taught

On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15 hours of teaching per week from a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll then be expected to increase your understanding of the subject area through independent study for each module. You can explore one of our lecture theatres on our Virtual Tour.

You will also be involved in a variety of practical work such as individual and group presentations, student-led seminars, role play, industry-sponsored competitions and project work.

Each module on the course is assessed in a variety of ways including written examinations, reports, essays, group work, presentations and research projects.

You will also have a number of one-on-one tutor sessions during each year, which will allow you to:

  • discuss your personal and professional development
  • discuss and gain feedback about your work
  • ask questions about the projects you're working on
  • raise any difficulties you are experiencing relating to your work, personal circumstances or your University experience.

You'll also use our virtual learning environment, NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that gives you 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.

Contact hours

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 lectures, seminars and similar (26%) independent study (74%).
  • Year 2 lectures, seminars and similar (24%) independent study (76%).
  • Year 3 lectures, seminars and similar (22%) independent study (78%).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 lectures, seminars and similar (26%) independent study (74%) .
  • Year 2 lectures, seminars and similar (24%) independent study (76%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 lectures, seminars and similar (22%) independent study (78%).

Staff Profiles

Michael Hewitt

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Michael Hewitt

How you’re assessed

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (33%), written (45%) and practical (22%).
  • Year 2 coursework (27%), written (58%) and practical (15%) (dependant on module choice).
  • Year 3 coursework (70%), written (17%) and practical (13%) (split is dependant on module choice).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 coursework (33%), written (45%) and practical (22%).
  • Year 2 coursework (27%), written (58%) and practical (15%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 coursework (70%), written (17%) and practical (13%) (split is dependant on module choice).

Careers and employability

Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:

  • Business Development Executive
  • Contracts Manager
  • Finance Analyst
  • Graduate Project Manager
  • Consultant.

In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:

  • Asda
  • Costco
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Superdry.

Accreditation

Our BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honour courses and BA (Hons) Business course have a Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) should you wish to take advantage of this opportunity.

Notable Alumni

We like to keep in touch with all our past students to see what they have been up to over the years, a few notable alumni for our Business course are:

  • Crista Cullen – England Hockey Player,  Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist and London 2012 bronze medallist
  • Alastair Wilson – GB and England hockey player
  • David Lewis – Chief Executive of Tesco PLC
  • Warren Nash – Online Chef and owner of warrennash.co.uk

Campus and facilities

We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.

Our School is based in the impressive Newton building on NTU's City Campus. The building was recently involved in a £90 million regeneration project on the site. The Grade II* listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex while keeping its historic beauty.

Fantastic facilities

  • You can take advantage of the Link Lounge, a space dedicated to Business School students, located in the Newton building.
  • Access industry-standard software in our specialist Business Lab facility, as you work with live financial data from across the global markets.
  • Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Employability Team.
  • You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres and a variety of social spaces.
  • Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
  • A new City Campus Students' Union building giving you an exceptional array of social, leisure and well-being facilities.

IT resources

Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City Campus, with PCs providing access to:

  • Microsoft Office
  • email
  • web browsing
  • networked file storage
  • high-speed online printing services

The University’s main resource room in the library is available 24 hours a day.

Book and library resources

In our library you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within business, Marketing, Finance, Economics and HRM. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our:

  • electronic resources
  • journals
  • books.

We have a liaison librarian who is available to give you detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources. They can also help you with things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.

City location

The location of the City Campus also means that you have easy access to:

  • sports facilities
  • shops
  • student accommodation
  • music venues
  • cafés.

Entry requirements

You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – ABB, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Other qualifications and experience

We will 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 Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

For this course, you will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – AAB, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD; or
  • 136 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies;

and

  • GCSEs – English grade C / 5 and Maths grade B / 5

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 most students choose to purchase. 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 (many of 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

All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to take part in optional field trips, which do incur additional costs.

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.

Students completing the four year degree may choose to apply for a study abroad option instead of a work placement (or a mixture of study abroad and work placement) during the third year of the course. If successful, students will be expected to pay for accommodation, travel and living costs whilst on study abroad/placement. Travel grants and Erasmus funding may be available to help fund international travel 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.

Tuition fees for September 2022 entry

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. Visit our fees page for more information.

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 most students choose to purchase. 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 (many of 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

All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to take part in optional field trips, which do incur additional costs.

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.

Students completing the four year degree may choose to apply for a study abroad option instead of a work placement (or a mixture of study abroad and work placement) during the third year of the course. If successful, students will be expected to pay for accommodation, travel and living costs whilst on study abroad/placement. Travel grants and Erasmus funding may be available to help fund international travel 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.

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:

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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