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Business Management and Human Resources BA (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): NN26 / NN2P
  • 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:

It is frequently said that an organisation’s most important assets are its people, so an awareness of how people react to each other, and to the organisation, is fundamental to how an organisation operates.

Our Business Management and Human Resources course enables you to focus on management processes, with a strong emphasis on issues relating to the people dimensions of organisations, individuals and employment.

The course is designed to enhance your understanding of the processes of managing by studying concepts such as researching people and organisations, human resource development, international business communication and new perspectives in management and human resources, and strategic human resource management.

Our course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). As part of our commitment to your professional development we will register you as a student member of the CIPD and pay your membership fees from the start of year two through to graduation. Upon successful completion of the course you will gain Associate Membership of the CIPD (AssocCIPD).

Additionally, this degree is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) providing our students with a dual-award status.

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

Nottingham Business School has both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

  • Upon successful completion of the course you will gain Associate Membership of the CIPD (AssocCIPD).
  • 92% student satisfaction for BA (Hons) Business Management and Human Resources (Full Time and Sandwich) (National Student Survey, 2022).
  • This course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement, and offers all students the opportunity to gain some industry experience or travel overseas to study abroad in one of our partner universities with our unique opportunities scheme.

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, that 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

The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of marketing and operations. You will be introduced to core marketing and operations functions, and develop your understanding of the key concepts, frameworks and models within the area of marketing and operations.

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to identify differing marketing orientations, in particular how organisations identify, understand and satisfy their customers. It will also provide you with the skills required to develop marketing objectives and to translate these into operational processes that satisfy the needs of the customer. Alongside all this, you will learn about the dynamic relationship between operations, organisational performance and competitive position, and will develop effective team building and communication skills.

Essentials of Business Development

This module will introduce you to the subject of business in higher education, and provide you with  an overview of the business environment. Over the course of the module you will be encouraged to consider different elements of business, how they link together and how they are different. You will also take part in a ‘business simulation’ which will imitate the experience of running a business with a group of fellow students, allowing you to put your business skills to the test.

The module is also designed to prepare for study on your course and provide a smooth transition between your earlier experiences of learning, teaching and assessment prior to university. You will study intellectual skills and different approaches to learning, independent learning, transferable skills such as communication, time management, team building and effective group working, and study skills such as note taking, research skills, referencing, writing for university, and critical thinking

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

Exploring Human Resource Management

This module will develop your knowledge of the key issues relating to the processes and practices of human resource management (HRM). You will study the role of HRM and the HR function in organisations, and also have the opportunity to critically understand research in the field of HRM.

The module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the key issues of relations between an employer and its workforce. You will also have the opportunity to understand critically the reasons and explanations behind trends such as employee voice and employee engagement and what the role of HRM is in shaping those trends. You will evaluate current and developing practice in selected areas of managing the employment relationship, with a particular emphasis on the role of employee voice.

Researching People and Organisations

This module aims to develop your critical understanding and challenge accepted views of organisational issues affecting people in their everyday work. You will develop core research skills, learn to evaluate and present research evidence and arguments, and also develop a greater awareness of the limitations of theory.

Examples of the topics that are covered include power, surveillance and technology at work, service and leisure work, organisational misbehaviour, gender and sexuality in the workplace, and changing time and place of work.

Human Resource Development

This module will increase your understanding of the key underpinning theories, principles, and practical implications relevant to Human Resource Development through the use of data analytic techniques. You will consider key ideas informing an HRD strategy, and to outline the meaning and importance of Strategic HRD in contemporary organisations. You will be asked to assess organisational data in creating learning and training activities for organisations, groups and individuals.

Throughout the module you will be encouraged to consider a range of theoretical and practical applications of HRD, and its implications for the effective management and development of individuals and the organisation. There will also be the expectation to demonstrate team-working skills and ability to structure and communicate ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.

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 latter 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

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).

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 Entrepreneurship

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

Using theory, analytical frameworks and practical examples, the module will provide you with practical skills and capabilities to explore a market opportunity, develop a digitally enhanced business idea and the requisite considerations of implementing such an idea in either a start-up, or a new market for an existing firm.

You will study E-concepts, exploring the opportunities and threats of digital commerce and doing business in a networked economy. You will also examine business models and the use of frameworks in identifying new business opportunities and challenges. In addition to this you will learn about the internet and associated technologies, understanding the widespread changes enabled by the internet and the international opportunities for new forms of competition it affords willing entrepreneurs.

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.

International Business and Communication

This module gives an overview of how international business is conducted, focusing on what makes international business different from domestic business. You will study the major theories explaining international business transactions, the financial exchange systems and institutions that measure and facilitate international transactions, and the dynamic interface between countries and companies attempting to conduct foreign business activities. You will explore strategy, behaviour and the management of multinational corporations and the actions and policies of international regulatory bodies and agencies.

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary Issues in Human Resources

This module will introduce you to leading edge academic perspectives on management and human resources. It will build on your knowledge of management and human resources, introducing a more critical and creative approach to the subject. You will be exposed to a range of contemporary issues within Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.

You will examine contemporary management theory and practice, focusing on the social, cultural and historical roots of management practice. In addition to this, you will study the emergence of modern human resource management within its historical context by examining how well established concepts have developed over time.

Comparative International Management

Influences of culture on management, and managing within and across diverse cultures, have become increasingly relevant in today’s business world. The module aims to address the issues of cultural differences and their influences on international management, largely from a human resource management perspective. During this module you will examine and explore the problems that arise from these matters and the solutions that are needed, all of which are at the heart of business and organisational life in the 21st Century.

Strategic Human Resource Management

The overall aim of the module is to help you improve your critical appreciation of the theories, principles, historical trends and practical issues relevant to human resource (HR) strategy and function. You will be able to consider and evaluate the key activities, practices and functions in managing human resources in a different organisational setting and context. You will develop an understanding of the role of HR function on improving employment relationships and achieving organisational goals.

There is also the expectation to develop critical knowledge of the skills required by HR managers for successfully managing human and knowledge capital as well as the importance of linking business strategy with strategic human resource. The module is designed to research an enhanced range of relevant information, data, and analytical materials through practical and written work demonstrate a critical awareness around strategic human resource management.

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

This module will help prepare you for future employment, by further developing your career-related and transferable skills. During the module you will critically reflect on your time at University, and develop your knowledge and understanding of leadership, as well as your consultancy and project management skills. You will also develop an understanding of how effective strategic leadership can influence organisational behaviour, strategic management and financial decision-making.

Your lectures and seminars will be delivered by specialist tutors and guests, focusing on themes such as international accounting and finance, professional practice, public service finance, strategic leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability and ethical issues, and career management skills, including effective job search strategies, realising your full potential via ‘personal branding’ and management of your online presence, and requirements and qualifications for the various accounting and finance professional bodies.

In addition to attending traditional lectures and seminars, you will also select career related and transferable skills workshops and events that match your needs, and guest lectures from business and industry.

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

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

International Development Economics

The principal theoretical and empirical models of trade are used to explain why countries engage in the international exchange of goods and services. The macroeconomic context of trade is also examined as the conduct of trade can be affected by exchange rates, macroeconomic policy and other policy factors.

You will be able to:

  • develop a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the microeconomic principles underpinning trade theory and trade policy
  • identify and analyse the potential determining factors of trade, distinguishing between the trade patterns of the advanced countries and the developing countries
  • develop a critical understanding of the macroeconomic context of international trade.

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

Student Profiles

Harry Lynch

Everybody at NTU is so helpful and accommodating. They try to give you the feeling of being part of a community rather than just an institution.

Lucy Bonser

A huge benefit from studying a HR degree at NTU meant that the degree is accredited by CIPD, which will improve my chance of employability within the HR field massively.

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

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

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

How you’re assessed

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (41%), written exams (37%) and practical exams (22%).
  • Year 2 coursework (59%), written exams (33%) and practical exams (8%).
  • Year 3 coursework (58%), written exams (35%) and practical exams(7%).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 coursework (41%), written exams (37%) and practical exams (22%).
  • Year 2 coursework (59%), written exams (33%) and practical exams (8%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 coursework (58%), written exams (35%) 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:

  • HR Administrator
  • HR Adviser
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Intern

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

  • Jurys Inn
  • Vauxhall
  • British Airways
  • Jaeger

Accreditation

Our BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honours 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.

It  is also approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). As part of our commitment to your professional development we will register you as a student member of the CIPD and pay your membership fees from the start of year two through to graduation. Upon successful completion of the course you will gain Associate Membership of the CIPD (AssocCIPD)

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 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.

The Human Resources Society

Students studying at Nottingham Trent University are able to join The HR (Human Resources) Society. As part of the society you can get involved with HR activities and events, both internally and externally to the university. Being a part of the society can enhance your education, networking and general understanding of the HR world. The society provides CIPD events, community and social opportunities throughout the year. If you would like to join the society, please visit the NTSU website.

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

and

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

International qualifications

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

Undergraduate preparation courses (Foundation)

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

English language entry requirements

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

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

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

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

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

Fees and funding

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

Getting in touch

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

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Additional Costs

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

Library books

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

Field trips

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

Placements

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

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

Print and copy costs

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

Tuition fees for September 2022 entry

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

Scholarships

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

Living costs

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

Paying fees

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

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

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

Additional Costs

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

Library books

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

Field trips

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

Placements

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

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

Print and copy costs

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

How to apply

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

Writing your application and personal statement

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

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

Keeping up-to-date

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

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

Getting in touch

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

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

Application advice

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

Writing your personal statement

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

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

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

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