Skip to content

Marketing BA (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): N501 / N502
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
    More information

Introduction:

Marketing is an essential management function. It is a fun, dynamic, competitive and creative environment to work in. Our Marketing course is designed to meet the needs of fast-paced marketing careers across all organisational sectors and will ensure that your skills and competencies are right up to date when you enter the job market. This is a practice-oriented course designed to greatly enhance your employability.

You will take specialist modules in key areas such as buyer behaviours, communications, digital marketing, strategy and innovation, and implement the theory you learn in modules and assessments and through industry placement opportunities, business competitions or enterprise projects.

This course gives you the chance to graduate with more than just a degree, through our partnership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Market Research Society (MRS). Depending on the modules you take you could graduate with a Certificate in Marketing and Social Research, a CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing, a CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing and a CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing, in addition to up to four Google Academy qualifications. These qualifications are built into the course to ensure you maintain a balanced workload and come at no additional cost.

These additional professional qualifications will give you an edge in the jobs market, ensuring that you have the industry relevant skills, knowledge and theory employers are looking for.

This course can be studied over four years, which includes a placement year in industry, or over three years. It offers all students the opportunity to gain industry experience or travel overseas to study abroad in one of our partner universities with our unique opportunities scheme. We strongly recommend that applicants consider the four-year sandwich route as this is shown to provide many tangible benefits to graduates.

This cutting edge, practical course has been designed to give you the best possible preparation for a career in marketing.

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

Nottingham Business School has both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

  • You could graduate with a Certificate in Marketing and Social Research, a CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing, a CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing and a CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing, in addition to up to four Google Academy qualifications.
  • 94% student satisfaction for BA (Hons) Marketing (SW) (National Student Survey, 2022)
  • This course can be studied over four years, which includes a placement year in industry and offers all students the opportunity to gain industry experience or travel overseas to study abroad in one of our partner universities with our unique opportunities scheme. The four-year sandwich route is shown to provide many tangible benefits to graduates.

Course accreditation

  • EQUIS logo
  • Market Research Society 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 to 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).

Fundamentals of Marketing

This module will introduce you to the concept of marketing and general principles in marketing and design practice. You will learn to apply the tools and techniques used by professional marketers. You will also study the development of marketing materials and obtain an appreciation of marketing planning and decision making undertaken in a business organisation. Alongside this you will 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.

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 a holistic understanding from the viewpoint of both the workers and management. You will be introduced to 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.

Personal and Academic Development

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

Accounting and Finance for Managers

Through this module you will develop the skills and competencies needed to make effective use of accounting information, especially for control and marketing 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 wide-ranging module include financial appraisal of long-term capital investment proposals and valuation of company shares.

Business Analytics

The data that forms an integral part of our daily lives - from social media posts and emails to text messages and loyalty card data – is transforming organisations in very important ways. To try to make sense of this data in order to become more competitive, organisations have adopted the practice of Business Analytics that allows for exploration and interpretation of this data using statistical methods. The module provides general knowledge about Business Analytics and develops your skills in the software tools and statistical processes necessary for analysing data that will lead to improved management decision-making.

The Marketing Environment

This module will extend your understanding of the nature and scope of the internal and external environment, including the global market. You will use important analytical techniques to identify key drivers in the internal and external environment and consider the impact upon the organisation and its marketing activities. You will consider which factors are uncontrollable, and how an organisation might respond to them, as well as factors within the micro and internal environment which may be manipulated to the benefit of the organisation and its customers. The module will alert you to the factors which influence the operation and success of organisations, and explore some of the opportunities and challenges that these pose to market oriented organisations in today’s dynamic marketing environments.

All students will complete a two-week insight internship at the end of Year One, giving you an opportunity to engage in hands-on work experience.  This is a compulsory element of the course and is very important to develop your practitioner skills and to enhance your employability.

First half of Year Two – Core modules:

Buyer Behaviour

During this module you will examine the core theories relating to Consumer Behaviours (both pre-and post-consumption) and apply these in a range of differing marketing contexts. You will also cover organisational buyer behaviour.

The module aims to develop your knowledge and awareness of consumer behaviour in a variety of contexts and across all consumption stages (pre-consumption, consumption, post-consumption, and disposal). You will also explore buyer behaviours in business markets.

Research for Marketing

The aim of the module is to enable students to develop a wide range of applied research skills. It explores the core theories relating to Marketing Research and allows you to apply them to a range of different marketing contexts. You will learn how to develop appropriate methods for conducting marketing research and understand the more practical issues involved.

Delivering Customer Value

This module explores the models and techniques that are used in key marketing functions, focusing on how to create and deliver value for the customer. You will consider why organisations make particular marketing decisions and how marketing activities are integrated and delivered in a way that creates value for their customers. You will explore a number of areas including product management and development, branding, pricing, channel management, internal and external marketing communications and customer service.

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.

or

Core modules:

Integrated Marketing Communications

Focusing on developing the ability to apply marketing communication theory and tools to be able to design, prepare and implement a strategic marketing communications campaign. This module will cover the following areas.

  • Introduction to marketing communications
  • Strategic marketing communications planning frameworks
  • Developing marketing communications strategies plans and objectives
  • Applying and coordinating the promotional mix
  • The role of marketing communications in building customer relationships and value
  • The role of agencies in marketing communications
  • Internal and external communications
  • Measuring the effectiveness of marketing communications
  • Contemporary issues in marketing communications
  • The use of marketing communications in different contexts including international and global markets.

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.

Plus one optional module from:

Digital Marketing

Online marketing is now at the hub of customer-centric communications, meaning graduates are expected to understand the importance of digital campaign planning. This module will provide you with the skills and knowledge to understand digital marketing planning at an organisational level, including the implementation, measurement and evaluation of successful campaigns. You will learn to appraise different planning approaches and marketing environmental factors that influence online marketing activity, and also review the similarities and differences between online and traditional marketing concepts and applications.

You will explore the key stages in online development using relevant business models, and analyse the ways in which the Internet has changed the marketing mix elements and how organisations employ them creatively in the digital environment. As part of your skills development you will learn to review buyer behaviour characteristics of the online consumer and explore how organisations can respond to meet changing behaviour and expectations. You will also learn how to apply relevant tools and concepts from this unit to design, measure and monitor an annual online marketing plan.

Or

Exploring Strategy and Innovation

This module provides an understanding of business development and strategy with particular reference to processes of strategic management, innovation and business development in the global context.

It will develop your understanding of competitive advantage and introduce you to key concepts in strategy, organisational change and development, all drawn from different cultural contexts. You will examine the nature of innovation and the process involved in bringing it about. This module also seeks to demonstrate how innovation can provide competitive advantage for business firms operating in local, national and international environments.

Over the course of the module you will:

  • study profitability and the nature and purpose of corporate and competitive strategy in a global context
  • explore corporate direction, goals, mission and vision
  • analyse the business environment, methods and techniques of analysis and its relevance to competitor and customer development
  • explore the nature of technological change and its links to innovation
  • classify innovation and innovative activity
  • analyse the process of innovation and different perspectives on the process.

Or

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.

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.

Core 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.

Future Marketing

Through this module you will consider new and emerging marketing activities and technologies of the 21st Century. You will learn to recognise concepts, emerging trends and technologies within business, and their influences on the social, economic, technological, political, legal and environmental landscape of the future. This module is not purely about using historical data to view new developments, it will also provide you with an insight into how innovations in business are arrived at and how both projective speculation and criticality are found in entrepreneurial endeavour both nationally and internationally.

Strategic Marketing and Brand Management

During this module you will cover the key concepts, frameworks and models encountered in the strategic marketing management process. You will learn to assess the nature and dimensions of branding/brand decisions, their role in the development of a competitor advantage, and their significance in global markets. As part of your skills development you will also learn to evaluate and analyse different forms of branding. On completing the module you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the direction and management of marketing activities as part of the implementation of strategic direction, taking into account business intelligence requirements, marketing processes, resources, markets and the company vision.

Innovation in Marketing

This module will allow  you to understand the relationship between marketing and innovation. You'll develop your knowledge and skills to be able to understand approaches to innovation and how to embed and nurture innovation throughout the marketing function. Being able to deal with the challenges of a fast-moving marketplace is a key skill for any marketer.

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:

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.

Or

Managing Creativity, Design and Innovation

The development of successful products and services involves complex processes and is dependent on how well research, design and innovation activities are integrated with other functions in the organisation. 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. It will develop your critical awareness of theories related to the origins and role of creativity at individual, team and organisational levels, and teach you to appreciate, understand and contemplate some of the issues facing organisations trying to harness the potential from their creative resources.

Or

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.

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

Student Profiles

Eloise Welch

NBS has a strong focus on employability and the careers service has such good connections with many well-established companies.

Samuel Wilch

For my sandwich year, I worked with The Wall Street Journal in New York. It was an incredible experience and has led to opportunities that have changed my life.

How you’re taught

On average you will receive minimum 12 – 15 hours of teaching per week from a combination of teaching methods. You'll then be expected to increase your understanding of the subject area and the associated competences and skills through independent study for each module.

This course incorporates a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops, group projects, presentations, student-led meetings and tutorials. The project-based learning and group activities form important elements of your learning, developing your ability to work in a team and enhancing your employability.

You will typically be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations and examinations. The course has been designed to help you develop a range of practical skills.

You will be assigned an academic mentor for the duration of your time here, 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

Sandwich/placement version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 lectures, seminars, similar (25%) independent study (75%).
  • Year 2 lectures, seminars, similar (23%) independent study (77%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 lectures, seminars, similar (21%) independent study (79%).

Three-year version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 lectures, seminars, similar (25%) independent study (75%).
  • Year 2 lectures, seminars, similar (23%) independent study (77%).
  • Year 3 lectures, seminars, similar (21%) independent study (79%).

Further information

96% of students studying the BA (hons) Marketing sandwich course would recommend studying at Nottingham Trent University to others (National Student Survey 2021)

Staff Profiles

Seamus Allison

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Seamus Allison is course leader for BA (Hons) Marketing. He is also module leader for Future Marketing, Managing in Marketing and the Marketing Environment. He is also part of a

How you’re assessed

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (41%), written (41%) and practical (18%).
  • Year 2 coursework (83%), written (10%) and practical (7%).
  • Year 3 coursework (87%) and practical (13%).

Sandwich/placement version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 coursework (41%), written (41%) and practical (18%).
  • Year 2 coursework (83%), written (10%) and practical (7%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 coursework (87%) and practical (13%).

Careers and employability

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

  • Social Media Insight Assistant
  • Marketing Associate
  • International Trade Marketing Assistant
  • Fragrance Marketing Graduate
  • Buying Assistant.

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

  • ASOS
  • Carat
  • Kosher London Beth Din
  • Mothercare
  • Givaudan

Accreditation

Nottingham Trent University has joined forces with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and and Market Research Society to give our students the opportunity to gain a range of professional qualifications.

CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and ensure we are equipping our students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

CIM modules are included throughout the course, and the qualifications you graduate with will depend on the modules you choose to study.

You could graduate with a CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing, a CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing and a CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing in addition to up to four Google Academy qualifications.

  • Students will be exempt from two of three CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing modules. They will only be required to pass the Marketing in Action module.
  • They will also be exempt from one of three CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing modules. They will only be required to pass two units: Innovation in Marketing and Digital Customer Experience to obtain their Diploma in Professional Marketing

If students are interested in a career in marketing research they can achieve the Market Research Society’s Certificate in Marketing and Social Research via one of our year two core modules.

The above additional qualifications are all available within the current fee structure – there are no additional costs involved.

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 level 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 – ABB, excluding General Studies
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM
  • 128 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

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

When you undertake 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 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

When you undertake a placement year, you'll need to budget for accommodation and any travel costs you may incur whilst on placement. The majority of our placement students 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.

The University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

More from Nottingham Business School