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Business Management and Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): NNF3 / NN24
  • Start Date(s): September 2022
  • 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:

Our Business Management and Accounting and Finance course is designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing business world. It will provide you with a broad based understanding of business, while teaching you the importance of accounting and finance functions within an organisation.

You will develop your analytical skills and ability to communicate ideas and financial information. By studying the role of accounting information and practices in corporate scandals that occur through time and continue to challenge modern society, you will develop core disciplines that are valued highly by employers.

All students will take part in a business simulation task, imitating the experience of running a business with a group of fellow students.

This degree also gives you accreditation towards accounting examinations from professional bodies ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW.

During your second year you have a variety of unique opportunities to get involved in such as studying abroad, enterprise project, internship or simply continue with your studies. The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.

Today’s businesses are more competitive than ever and are constantly looking for new ideas to keep them ahead of their rivals. Our Business Management Joint Honours degrees are perfect to hone your business skills and having the flexibility to specialise in areas of interest.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

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 2022. 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

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.

Economics and Data Analysis for Managers

This module will introduce you to a range of skills, methods and knowledge, which are applied by professional economists. It will enable you to offer a distinctive contribution to business and management decisions involving the deployment of globally scarce resources. The module will enable you to demonstrate a range of applications of economic ideas, principles and techniques and to identify resource consequences of business and managerial decisions in a national and international context.

Foundations of Managing and Organising

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

Principles of Marketing

This module aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the basic tools and concepts of marketing. More specifically, you will be introduced to the core marketing functions and develop an understanding of the key concepts, frameworks and models encountered in marketing. You will also gain the knowledge and skills required to identify differing marketing orientations, in particular how organisations identify, understand and satisfy customers and develop the skills required to produce a blended marketing mix that will satisfy the needs of the target customer.

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

Corporate Financial Analysis

The aim of this module is to introduce students to a critical analysis of company annual reports and accounts, looking at both the accounting statements and the narrative report. You will investigate how financial performance and health is reported by businesses. In studying this module you will examine the contents of company annual financial reports, identify a range of users of the reports, and develop the skills required to assess the contents of company annual financial reports. Furthermore, you will carry out a critical evaluation of a company’s financial performance and health using company annual reports and other sources of financial information (such as; share valuation models, investment philosophy, regulatory reporting requirements, economic and industry analysis, and corporate governance principles).

Financial Management

This module assesses the value organisations create through their investment and financing strategies and activity. You will focus on finance theories and their application in practice and will be equipped with the ability to analyse scenarios, case studies and actual companies with respect to financial management. You will learn how to evaluate alternative proposals and communicate to a business audience in an effective manner.

Accounting in its Organisational Context

The manager and entrepreneur of the future must have sound financial skills to enable them to take advantage of their environment. Understanding the environment in which you operate and the financial structure of your organisation is critical to this process. You will also need to understand the information required to successfully manage your organisation and how to correctly interpret it.

With this in mind, this module will explore a range of management accounting techniques that are used in business decision making and develop your understanding of the value and limitations of accounting information for managerial decision making, planning and control purposes within organisations. You will develop an understanding of problem solving techniques and how these techniques can be used within the accounting and finance framework. You will also explore how accounting and finance information could evolve to meet the needs of organisations operating in competitive markets.

Second half of Year Two

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

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.

Managing and Organising

Managing and Organising 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.

Plus one optional module from:

Marketing Management

This module explores the role of marketing management and its interaction with other business functions. You will study marketing management concepts that are used during the development of sound marketing strategies and will develop effective group and personal skills that are valued highly by organisational employers. You will learn about the application of marketing tools to different contexts, as well as segmentation, targeting and positioning. Other subjects covered include integrated marketing communications, social and ethical implications of marketing and marketing in context (including services, business, and international).

International Business and Communication

This module will provide you with a deeper understanding on how international business is conducted, with a particular emphasis on what makes international business different from domestic business.

You will study and explore:

  • the major theories that explain international business transactions
  • the financial exchange systems and institutions that measure and facilitate international transactions
  • the techniques of environmental analysis and auditing in an international context
  • the dynamic processes of change in the international business environment, including globalisation, the rapid liberalisation of trade and capital movements and the consolidation of regional trading blocs.

In addition to all this, you will also be introduced you to key theories of ethics, international trade, foreign direct investment, regional economic integration, and international finance, focusing on regional business environments such as the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Survey Research and Analysis

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.

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.

Strategic Management Accounting

Designed to give a more integrated view of theory and practice in this area, this module looks at the role of traditional management accounting techniques and evaluates the use of strategic management accounting in global organisations. You will explore the behavioural and strategic contexts in which the management accountant has to operate; and examine the management accountant’s role in analysing and advising on performance, particularly in the context of competitor analysis and to provide insights into the management of change.

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

The following module consists of:

  • Corporate Governance

There has long been a separation of interests between those who own the company (shareholders) and those who control the daily operations (management). In today’s economy there has been an increased focus on this separation and whether shareholders can ‘trust’ the directors who run the company on their behalf. For example were the shareholders of RBS happy with how former CEO, Sir Fred Goodwin, ran the company and his total remuneration package (including his handsome pension)? Corporate Governance relates to a key number of recommendations which seek to address these conflicts to protect the interests of shareholders.

This module will focus on the area of Corporate Governance from a number of perspectives beginning with an analysis of the theories that are seen to underpin the system of Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom. These will then be related to a number high profile business collapses since the 1980s to the present day. We will then seek to consider current recommendations and whether these are adequate in today’s climate. A broader view will also be taken so as to consider the legitimacy of corporations and whether Corporate Governance should seek to bring corporate responsibility into its remit and what other developing issues exist.

  • Risk Management

This section of the module will examine the exposure to risks faced by corporations and how risk may be managed. It will provide you with the necessary theoretical/practical frameworks to help you develop risk management approaches and consider their effectiveness. Using this knowledge we will explore and evaluate the benefits of having risk management policies in place within an organisation, including an evaluation of the components of such policies and how they can be implemented successfully.

Corporate Finance

This module considers how various aspects of corporate finance are inter-related and assesses the impact of financial decisions with respect to investments, financing and the management of risk. It will also develop your critical analysis and evaluation skills. During the module you will study a number of theories and issues, relating to areas such as financial strategy, valuation of the firm, equity and debt valuation, impact of changes in capital structure, merger and acquisitions as a value enhancing strategy, corporate and financial re-structuring, risk assessment and management including risk theory, interest rate and foreign exchange risk and using derivative products to manage risk.

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

During this module you will explore the nature of strategy and knowledge, looking at areas such as the neglect of data and the role of information and communication technology (ICT) today. You will study organisational responses to the changing needs in this area, as well as information literacy and policies. You will explore the changing impact of information on the management and strategic direction of organisations, and learn to distinguish between the different nature and impact of data, information and knowledge. You will also learn to relate aspects of these distinctions to the changing roles of management and to the strategic opportunities available for organisations.

International Marketing and Communications

This module explores activity and developments from across the area of international and global marketing, including developments in world trade; ethical, environmental and sustainability issues; buyer behaviour and segmentation; developing an international strategy; and issues surrounding international marketing communications. The module will also provide you with an advanced level of knowledge on the concepts of marketing at the various levels of export, international and global marketing; and a detailed understanding of the sources of international marketing information and the factors governing marketing research decisions at an international level. You will focus on how international marketing communication strategies are developed across a wide range of industries, sectors and organisations, whilst improving your research, analytical, communication, time management and team working skills.

International Development Economics

During this module you will examine the common problems confronting the developing world and explore the suggested solutions. By examining examples and case studies from around the world you will cover vital subjects such as theories of economic growth, economic inequality, poverty and malnutrition, population growth, trade policy, and the markets for factors (land, labour, and credit) and output. There is no single cause for economic progress, so you will be guided to view economic development as an outcome of a combination of factors – among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance.

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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.

We use a mixture of teaching methods including traditional lectures and seminars, IT 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.

These 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 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/workshops (26%) and independent study (74%).
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%) and independent study (76%).
  • Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (22%) and independent study (78%).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

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

How you’re assessed

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (41%), written (37%) and practical (22%).
  • Year 2 coursework (17%), written (78%) and practical (5%).
  • Year 3 coursework (65%), written (28%) and practical (7%).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 coursework (41%), written (37%) and practical (22%).
  • Year 2 coursework (17%), written (78%) and practical (5%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 coursework (65%), written (28%) and practical (7%).

Careers and employability

94.2% of Nottingham Business School undergraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees (of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).

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

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Account Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Claims Handler

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

  • Unilever
  • GP Management
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • The Delta Group
  • Four Communications

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.

Additionally, the BA (Hons) Business Management and Accounting and Finance course will give you accreditation towards examinations with professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CIPFA.

  • Currently exemptions have been specifically negotiated with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales).
  • Exemptions with CIMA are 6 of 11 papers; exemptions with ICAEW are 4 of 8 papers.
  • Other accounting bodies such as ACCA may grant exemptions from lower level papers; further details can be found by contacting the organisations directly.

The CFA Society of the UK recognises the significant alignment between the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the BA (Hons) Business Management and Accounting and Finance course at Nottingham Trent University. The IMC is the benchmark qualification for the investment profession.

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 Management and Accounting and Finance course are:

  • Andrew Hardy – EMEA IT Development Manager at Dow Jones

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 wellbeing 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 which 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 – BBB, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 120 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 – BBB, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies;

and

  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

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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