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International Business BA (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): N125 / N120
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: 4 / 3 year(s)
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

International business is defined as ‘multi commercial transactions (i.e. sales, investment, logistics and transportation) taking place between two or more regions or countries beyond their political boundaries’. Why is this important? In the fast-paced business world companies are looking to gain a more competitive global presence. Therefore, the demand for graduates with high international management knowledge and a broad understanding of business is critical.

At Nottingham Business School we have recognised that demand early with our BA (Hons) International Business course, which develops outstanding graduates that are well equipped to influence and make significant contributions to international business and management.

The course will equip you with the understanding of accounting, finance, culture, marketing, logistics and operations within an international business and how these impact the real world. We’re one of the only UK universities to offer language training on this type of course, developing your intercultural literacy. In year one and two studying a language is a compulsory part of the course, and in the final year there is an option to continue with further language study. We offer the opportunity to participate in the UNILANG certification scheme, giving our students a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs. For further information, please visit the ULP web page.

Due to the international status of this course, gaining an international experience is a key requirement and an integral part of the course. The four-year sandwich route gives you the opportunity travel overseas to study and/or work, immersing yourself in a different culture, to achieve this.

This course can also be studied over three years full-time, and if you choose to study on this route, you will have the opportunity to gain your international experience through an international internship or travel abroad to study in the second half of Year Two.

In addition, on this course you will be able to get involved in a variety of practical opportunities and international competitions including the IBM Challenge and the PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge.

EFMD Global has awarded EFMD Programme Accreditation to our suite of undergraduate BA (Hons) International Business courses in 2021. Learn more about EFMD Programme Accreditation.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

  • 96% of sandwich students would recommend studying at Nottingham Trent University (National Student Survey 2021)
  • 97% of sandwich students studying BA (Hons) International Business believe that the course has improved their career prospects (National Student Survey 2021).

Course accreditation

  • EMFD accreditation logo
  • EQUIS logo

What you’ll study

We regularly review 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 International Managers

Through 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 vast module include financial appraisal of long term capital investment proposals and valuation of company shares.

Language

Language training and cultural studies are at the heart of the course. We are one of the few UK universities to offer language training on this type of course. In year one and two studying a language is a compulsory part of the course, and in the final year there is an option to continue with further language study. We offer the opportunity to participate in the UNILANG certification scheme, giving our students a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs.

The course offers language tuition at a range of ability levels and in a variety of languages: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic, and Italian. Business English classes are available at a series of levels for those whose first language is not English. All languages can be taken from beginner level, and for those with A-level pass grades or equivalent in French, German and Spanish can be taken to even more advanced levels.

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.

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 examine some of the key applications, policies and practices involved in the management of human resources, and will analyse their underlying theoretical basis and the effects on the organisation and society in general.

Quantitative Methods for International Business

This module will introduce you to a variety of quantitative techniques that are relevant to international business. The module will enhance your knowledge and proficiency with quantitative techniques, and will also develop your confidence and attitude towards numerical aspects of your future studies and career.

Fundamentals of Marketing

Students will learn to recognise and apply the concepts and techniques used in the interpretation of markets and market trends, undertake the development of marketing materials and obtain an appreciation of marketing planning and decision making undertaken in a business organisation. They will also develop an awareness of the practical and theoretical issues relating to design plus an awareness of design principles and processes in the external marketing environment. Students will develop an appreciation of design and will be able to evaluate the role of design.

First half of Year Two – Core Modules

Economics for International Business

This module will introduce you to a range of key economic concepts, ideas and skills, which will help you to understand how the international economy works. In addition to understanding core economic concepts, you will also learn to appreciate the potential of economic analysis to clarify contemporary issues for decision makers in international business and management.

During the module you will be introduced to methods such as opportunity cost and resource allocation; demand, supply and price determination; and market structure and the behaviour of firms. You will l also explore international trade theory concepts, including the gains from trade; absolute and comparative advantage, ‘new’ trade theories and the theory and practice of trade protection.

International Business Environment

This module will provide you with an overview on how international business is conducted, focusing on what makes international business different from domestic business. You will explore the major theories that explain international business transactions and the institutions influencing those activities. You will also learn about measuring and facilitating international transactions and the dynamic interface between countries and companies that are attempting to conduct foreign business activities. You will explore the subject in reference to the strategy, behaviour and management of multinational corporations and the actions and policies of international regulatory bodies and agencies.

Language

During this compulsory module you can continue to develop your language skills. We are one of the few UK universities to offer language training and the opportunity to participate in the UNILANG certification scheme, giving our students a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs. All languages can be taken from beginner level, and for those with A-level pass grades or equivalent in French, German and Spanish can be taken to even more advanced levels.

Managing Culture Across Borders

This module focuses on cross-cultural issues at global, national and organisational levels and how these impact, in both theoretical and practical terms, upon the management of business functions across national borders. A solid theoretical and empirical basis is utilised to examine managing across borders as a foundation to understanding practice within management functions. The module examines contemporary issues within cross-cultural management and uses emerging empirical contexts to inform and develop knowledge. The module uses interactive student exercises to inform their learning  (role-plays, seminars, case studies) to allow the cultural experience and knowledge of the multinational student group to inform the module's objectives

Second half of Year Two

Students on Sandwich courses continue with taught modules in the second half of their second year, and are able to use their sandwich year to study or work abroad. International students continue with taught modules in the second half of their second year.

Core modules

Language

Continue to develop your language skills in this year long compulsory module. Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the UNILANG certification scheme.

Employment and Enterprise

Following on from the Personal and Academic 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.

Plus one optional module from:

Managing the Global Supply Chain

Covering various areas of marketing and operations, this module will provide you with a practical understanding of the structure and organisation of supply chains, including sustainability and ethical issues. You will be introduced to aspects of operations, logistics and procurement, and further develop your understanding on the importance of the flow of goods and information in providing value through global delivery systems.

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 Marketing

Develop the operational skills and knowledge necessary in planning and implementing digital marketing campaigns. In today’s digital marketing arena, you will be expected to understand the importance of digital campaign tools, planning, implementation and monitoring. You will follow the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) syllabus and assessment for Digital Marketing.

In order to gain their international experience, and achieve the requisite credit points, students on the 3-year full time route can choose either:

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. You will study and be assessed in modules aligned to the course. This is a great opportunity to develop your independence and explore another culture.

Option 2 – International Internship

This assessed module consists of a full time 16-18 week international internship, giving a taste of the international working world and gaining some essential industry insight. The experience allows you to put your learning in to practice, whist at the same time improving your future career prospects, and sharpening your interpersonal, intercultural and professional skills.

Placement year

A vital and integral component of our sandwich degree is the international experience that takes place during your placement year.

You can study abroad and experience life in another country 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. You will study modules aligned to the course, whilst taking advantage of the opportunity to develop your independence and explore another culture.

Another option is to complete an international work placement, giving a taste of the international working world and gaining some essential industry insight. The experience allows you to put your learning in to practice, whist at the same time improving your future career prospects, and sharpening your interpersonal, intercultural and professional skills. 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. The international experience lasts between 35 and 48 weeks dependent upon if you work or study abroad.

Both options sound good? You can choose to study abroad for half the year, and work for the other half!

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

Students on the 3 year full time route

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.

International Tourism – Sustainability Development and Impact

This module aims to provide you with an insight into the global patterns of tourism development and the impacts (economic, environmental and social) that can result, particularly within heritage tourism.

You will explore the fundamental principles of international tourism management and review the demand for, and supply of, international tourism.

You will also study the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism at both the destination and global level, and develop the ability to look critically at contemporary issues within international tourism.

International Strategic Management

During this module you will use a strategic management viewpoint to examine international business with an integrative framework. You will study the main trends that facilitate the globalisation of markets, and explore how small, medium and large organisations build their international strategies. You will also study new insights into contemporary international management challenges.

You will cover a range of topics including: ·

  • the conceptualisation and theorisation of international strategy
  • multinational companies in the context of globalisation and regionalisation
  • integrated global, multi-domestic, international and trans-national strategies
  • developing international strategic capabilities and achieving international excellence
  • corporate social responsibility and multinational strategy
  • traditional and new modes of entry to international markets.

Global Business in a Changing World

This module is designed to develop your understanding of the key developments and issues that affect global business. You will explore current issues and developments, and unique insights into the most pressing business and managerial topics. This will include focusing on different regions and contexts, with reference to the opportunities that are emerging within global business.

You will also cover aspects of sustainability and social responsibility, and explore changes at a political, economic, legal, socio-cultural and technological level, with reference to the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations and to the actions and policies of regulatory bodies and governmental agencies.

Plus one optional module from:

Language

This module will give you the opportunity to develop your language skills further by continuing with a language you have previously studied.

Language modules are available in a variety of levels and languages: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic, and Italian. Business English classes are available for those whose first language is not English. You will have the opportunity to participate in the UNILANG certification scheme, giving you a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs.

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.

Digital Customer Experience

Customer behaviour has dramatically changed with the digital revolution. This module provides you with insights into the digital customer experience and highlights ways to adapt to this changing market, allowing you to fulfil customers’ strategic needs. It will provide the knowledge and skills to select appropriate channels to market to meet objectives. It will also help to ensure you provide the desired customer experience, by understanding the customer's journey while complying with relevant legislation and regulation.

Investment and Portfolio Management

This module examines appropriate Investment and Portfolio Management theory. You will have the opportunity to put this theory into practice principally via the construction and running of a portfolio of equities.

Optional modules to choose 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.

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

Student Profiles

Holly Ellis

BA (Hons) International Business

My favourite thing about studying International Business at NTU is the number of opportunities that are provided. My course enables numerous employability opportunities such as placements, exchange programmes, volunteering, assessment centres, employer talks, and CPD.

Natalia Kiousi-Adami

During your time at NTU you will gain skills that will broaden your international perspectives and enhance your interpersonal competencies to improve your employability.

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.

We use a mixture of teaching methods including traditional lectures and seminars, IT and online workshops, guest lectures, problem-based learning and group discussions. In addition to this 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.

A variety of teaching methods are included to help you develop a range of practical skills such as time management, effective presentation, communication, customer focus, analytical, entrepreneurial and team working. All students will attend lectures and seminars at NTU’s City Campus, in the impressive Newton Building, home to Nottingham Business School.

You will also have a number of one-on-one academic mentor 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 (23%) independent study (77%).
  • 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 (23%) independent study (77%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 lectures, seminars and similar (22%) independent study (78%).

Staff Profiles

Ian Gregson

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Ian has been teaching in further and higher education for over 20 years. He joined the University in 2011, and has experience in teaching, development and delivery of marketing and

Rachel Welton

Principal Lecturer - Assistant Head of Undergraduate Programmes

Nottingham Business School

Rachel Welton

How you’re assessed

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (47%), written exams (19%) and practical exams (34%).
  • Year 2 coursework (78%), written exams (17%) and practical exams (5%)
  • Year 3 coursework (66%), written exams (22%) and practical exams(7%).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 coursework (47%), written exams (19%) and practical exams (34%).
  • Year 2 coursework (78%), written exams (17%) and practical exams (5%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 coursework (66%), written exams (22%) and practical exams (7%).

Careers and employability

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

  • Account Executive
  • Business Development Executive
  • Commercial Graduate Trainee
  • Loyalty Consultant
  • International Graduate Trainee.

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

  • Experian
  • Comply Serve Limited
  • First Radio Sales
  • Travis Perkins PLC
  • David Chipperfield Architects.

Accreditation

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

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 on floor zero of 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 – AAB, excluding General Studies
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM
  • 136 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies.
  • You will also need 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

Students are required to contribute towards the cost of tourism field trips in their final year. There may also 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, living costs and any travel costs you may incur whilst on placement. Some of our placement students do earn a salary whilst on placement which can help to cover these living costs. All BA (Hons) International Business students must complete an international experience in their sandwich year, that can consist of work or study. Travel grants and 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? Apply through UCAS. 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 contact us at Ask NTU 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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