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Sociology BA (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): L300
  • Start Date(s): September 2022
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

This exciting Sociology degree examines specialist areas of contemporary sociology and allows you to explore society, culture and everyday lived experiences. Throughout the course you'll hear from external speakers, and may have the opportunity to study abroad and undertake a self-directed work placement.

If you have a keen interest in society, culture and making sense of the social world in which we live, then our Sociology course is ideal for you.

Why choose this course?

  • From your first year this course will help you to develop skills for employability. You'll get the chance to complete project work for a local, national or international organisation and gain valuable experience by undertaking a work placement.
  • You'll benefit from the skills and expertise of our academic staff who use their leading research on identities, social inclusion, and cultural diversity to inform their teaching.
  • Our Sociology graduates get jobs – 100% of our BA (Hons) Sociology students are in employment or further study within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

What you’ll study

This exciting degree examines specialist areas of contemporary Sociology and allows you to explore society, culture and everyday lived experiences.

Throughout your degree, you'll take part in the Graduate Employability Development Package, which aims to prepare you for a range of career opportunities. In Year One you’ll hear from a range of visiting speakers and engage in a short group project connecting sociology to the real world. In Year Two you'll explore the sociology of organisations and take a group service learning placement working on a meaningful and sociological project. In your final year you'll discover the sociology of work and careers, and investigate the career you want to pursue.

During your first year, you'll have the chance to become a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) - funded by The Department of Social and Political Sciences at NTU. Giving you access to extensive networks that can support your studies and career development.

Core modules

Thinking Sociologically

This introductory module helps you develop a sense of the variety of ways of thinking sociologically. The module engages with basic theoretical concepts, perspectives and debates in the subject. It equips you with a useful kitbag of ideas, arguments and sources from which you can construct your own informed choices about the different traditions of theorizing.

Social Structure and Social Life

This module works with other first year sociology modules to introduce you to the discipline of sociology and to prepare you for success in your university studies. The module focuses upon the interplay between social structures and individual agency in the lives and experiences of individuals. In term one the module explores ‘big’ sociological themes such as social structures, institutions, forces, contexts and processes and how they impact upon individuals and groups, locally and globally. In term two the focus shifts to issues of ‘identity and belonging’ and ‘the sociology of the everyday’ to illustrate how identities, everyday choices and mundane occupations can be shaped and controlled by wider forces, and offer opportunities to develop and present meaningful stories of self.

Sociological Research Methods in Action

This module will allow you to acquire important social research skills and appreciate the nature of the research process. You will be introduced to the many aspects of the conduct of different social research methods, to prepare you as both consumers and producers of social research knowledge. The module is organised around the conduct of a small scale research project of your own.

Sociology and the Real World

Sociology is not just a subject you study – it is something you do, at university and beyond. So how can we apply sociology to the real world? And how is sociology relevant to your own future? Throughout the module selected aspects of your first-year learning in sociological issues and debates, sociological theory, and sociological research methods will be applied to organisations and activities in the East Midlands and beyond. This connection with the local community will show you that sociology is a living subject relevant to real-life situations. The module forms the first stage of our Graduate Employability Development Package designed to run the length of your course to build knowledge, understandings and skills in the construction of career narratives. You will work together to conduct and reflect upon small applied group projects, whereby you will have opportunities to develop and practise the highly-prized graduate skills of problem-solving, team working, leadership, and communication.

Contemporary Social Lives

During this module you'll focus on key developments, discussions and debates around contemporary social lives, this module seeks to encourage you to engage with and reflect on the 'realities' of social life. With a specific focus on social change and the significance of human agency, culture and identity, the module allows you to engage with cultural texts (e.g. advertising campaigns, television programmes, magazines). This engagement will introduce you to areas of contemporary sociological thinking not discussed elsewhere in core first year modules.

Core modules

Constructing Modern Societies

The module seeks to develop your skills of reflexivity, critical awareness of, and responsible engagement, with the real world by introducing you to the fundamental and essential concepts and values of sociological thought and practice. Sociology is often stated to be discussion of modern times (Giddens) and it is in that spirit that this module attempts to help you use a sociological imagination, based upon sound sociological knowledge, to help you navigate the modern world by examining how it was understood by those present at its early stages.

Social Sustainability: From the Local to the Global

The focus of the module is social sustainability, from the local to the global, particularly issues and debates connected to inclusion and exclusion, equality and social justice, social cohesion, and well-being, from academic and practical perspectives. The module makes the connection between aspects of sustainability, social justice, social cohesion and economic and social wellbeing, both at local level and in the wider context of globalisation.

Social Methodologies

This module extends and deepens your practical research skills and understanding of theoretical issues in the production of knowledge. It forms part of the research strand of your degree building on Sociological Research Methods in Action in Year One and leading in to the independent research project you’ll undertake in Year Three (dissertation or report).

Sociology and Service Learning (Work Placement)

This module, which forms the second part in the core BA (Hons) Sociology Graduate Employability Development Package, will enable you to work within social and civic organisations seeking to make a difference to a wide range of contemporary social issues. Through dedicated service learning placements, you will apply your sociological thinking to real-world issues and problems and work with practitioners, academics and community members to propose and test solutions. The study of sociology is more than just an academic pursuit. The discipline can be harnessed to make a real-world contribution to addressing contemporary social challenges. Service learning seeks to ‘bridge higher education and communities and to integrate the worlds of scholarship and application in order to strengthen each and transform both’ (Rice 2010:1). It is characterized by its focus on meeting authentic community needs, linking discipline theories with real-world practice, forming reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships with the community and an emphasis on experiential and participatory learning methods.

Optional modules

You are able to choose two optional modules from a selection that may include:

Gender, Violence and Society

This module explores feminist research and activism into gender inequalities in contemporary societies. The module focuses upon broad gender themes in term one (such as school, university, personal relationships, paid and unpaid work, abortion, body image, eating disorders and cosmetic surgery), and it looks at contributions made by contemporary campaigning organisations such as the Fawcett Society and UK Feminista. Then it narrows to consider selected aspects of gendered violence in term two and three (such as personal safety, stalking, abuse of power by  professionals, intimate partner violence, rape, child abuse and sexual exploitation, pornography and prostitution). The module argues that violence can only occur because of the taken for granted nature of many more everyday instances of gender inequalities.

Sociology of Education

This module will focus on the historical development and current provision of formal education, including both the 'statutory' and Higher Education sectors. The key mode of sociological analysis will be educational inequality and how this is manifested and addressed within an ever evolving educational system.

Religion and Society

This module introduces you to some major theoretical perspectives within the sociology of religion. You will also explore the diversity of religious life in contemporary society – from institutional affiliation to spiritual seeking. The module will also encourage you to reflect on ‘religion’ in its widest sense, and on how religion impacts upon the lives of believers.

Political Sociology

The module provides you with a critical understanding of some of the ways in which sociologists have studied political phenomena. It aims to analyse the main theories and debates within political sociology, critically examine a range of traditional sociological approaches towards the state and society and critically assess the impact of ‘new’ political sociology, in particular globalisation, post-modernism and cultural politics. As well as reviewing a range of contemporary conceptualisations of politics, the state, society and power.

The Body in Society

This module explores a sociological perspective on how aspects of the human body relate to of the social organisation of everyday life. It will introduce students to key theorists whose work helps us sociologically understand issues of embodiment. The module considers the body in sociology through a focus on key theoretical perspectives relating to embodiment, and research addressing related issues.

The Sociology of Consumption

This module will allow you to apply key issues, concepts and debates in the sociology of consumption. You'll explore the social, political, and economic significance of consumption practices at a global and local level. More specifically, the module will address how the dynamism of neo-liberal capitalistic society can colonise time as well as space, how the future is dissolved into the present and how this may cause consumptive habitual practices that provides a cyclical perception of the future with the promise of progress via a cult of speed.

Core modules

Theorising Contemporary Society

The module seeks to provide you with an understanding of contemporary sociological theory by demonstrating its usefulness in helping us to understand issues and social practices in contemporary society. You will become familiar with, be able to make comparisons and critically reflect on contemporary sociological theory. You will also evaluate issues in contemporary personal and social life using the concepts and themes found in contemporary sociological theory, including such issues as friendship, intimacy and ‘personal communities’; virtual communities, motility / mobility and the ‘culture of immediacy’. The module will also examine recent discussions of ‘the human’ and posthumanism.

Dissertation or Report for a Local Organisation

This module builds upon your research methods training in Sociological Research Methods in Action (Year One), Social Methodologies (Year Two), and the sociological interests that you have been developing in the core / optional modules in your degree course. It provides you with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of self-directed work, with individual academic supervision. The dissertation can be either entirely theoretical or library-based, or it can draw upon empirical work – and this might include a local community issue (but if you wish to work with an external organisation, you are advised to register for the Report for a Local Organisation module instead).

Sociology of Work and Career

In the final part of the Graduate Employability Development Package you’ll understand the sociological links between work and career as well as applying career development theory as a means of understanding your own personal experiences of work and career. The module brings together the concepts of ‘work’ and ‘career’ for the primary purpose of facilitating the career development of module participants. Both ‘work’ and ‘career’ are contested concepts, the former often associated with paid work, the latter often conceptualised as linear, having either an upward or downward trajectory (hence the term: ‘career ladder’). ‘Work’ and ‘career’ have a profound connection with individual experience at the personal, familial, cultural, and structural levels; as such, there are clear opportunities to facilitate career development amongst module participants.

Optional modules

Pick two modules, one each from lists A and B.

A

Sociology of Interpersonal Abuse

Explore the dynamics of interpersonal abuse, with a particular focus upon rape and domestic violence. The module considers the history of interpersonal violence; how it can be defined and theorised from a sociological perspective; the nature of its perpetrators and victims / survivors, with reference to gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, age, religion, location and health; material from contemporary culture (print, broadcast and social media, television, film, fiction and memoir) and what this reveals; individual and collective coping / survival strategies of victims / survivors, including exploration of the work of organisations such as Rape Crisis and Women’s Aid; legal responses and their efficacy; psychotherapeutic interventions; and – most importantly – education / activism seeking the prevention of interpersonal abuse and the creation of a more equal society.

Identities and Intimacies

This module is focused on the sociology of intimate life. Throughout the module you will reflect on issues connected to love, family, friend and sexual relationships and practices. You will reflect on the meaning of words such as ‘love’, ‘family’, and ‘friendship’, as well as developing your knowledge of sociological understandings of identity.

'Race', Culture and Society

Debates about ‘race’ and the impact of racism are central to how we understand historical constructions of Europe and contemporary society. Diversity, difference, inequality and power warrant critical interrogation and sociology can offer much to understanding these contentious issues. This module considers sociological perspectives on ‘race’ and racism, examines ‘old’ and ‘new’ forms of racism and encourages you to think about how social identities are ‘racialised’. The intersection between ‘race’, class, gender and other social identities also features strongly in this module. Drawing on contemporary testimonies, statistical evidence, media and other data sources, you will also investigate the connection between ‘race’, culture and a wide range of social, health, criminal justice, political and economic issues.

Sociology of Harm

This module explores the social construction of crime. Understand what a harms approach brings to understanding crime and justice more fully.

B

Youth, Culture and Society

This module will allow you to critically appraise and evaluate key issues, concepts and debates in the sociology of youth. You will explore the way in which youth has historically been constructed and studied, examining how sociology has applied competing ideas of culture and identity to an understanding of young people. You will look at the way sociologists have sought to understand young people, exploring the divergence of youth research into the distinctly different traditions of youth cultural studies and youth transitions studies. While understanding these different approaches to the study of youth, you will also engage with more recent attempts to synthesise these into a more holistic understanding of youth in society. As well as engaging critically with these theoretical debates within sociology, you will have the opportunity to critically evaluate recent public policy concerning young people and various attempts that have been made to shape young people’s social, economic, political and cultural lives.

Technology and Society

This module is concerned with the impact information and communication technologies have on social change in contemporary society. Society has undergone rapid change in the past 50 years, and it is no coincidence that this change has occurred alongside unprecedented advances in technologies. The Internet, and the associated communication technologies that connect us have become so deeply embedded within institutions, that some sociologists suggest we are living in a ‘Network Society’. To this end, contemporary society cannot be fully understood without also understanding the role that new technologies play in facilitating social change. This module will introduce you to some of the most recent perspectives and debates informing an understanding of the information society, while also making use of some of the latest technologies to enhance your learning and immerse you in the topic.

Gender, Sex and Sexuality

This module explores theoretical, political and cultural perspectives of gender, sex and sexuality. It consists of three blocks of learning – on relevant theoretical perspectives, on political dimensions of relevant issues, and on cultural representations of gender, sex and sexuality.

Cities and Urban Life

This module aims to develop a critical appreciation of the significance of urban issues in the formation of the discipline of Sociology.

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

Student Profiles

Keely Dunning

The Sociology course allows you to interact with peers through discussions and activities, rather than focusing solely on theories from books.

Charlotte Hateley

I wanted to learn about the power of media and religion, and the institutions that constitute society - then further develop that into employment.

James Donovan

The fantastic teaching team and atmosphere in the Sociology Department are what persuaded me that NTU was the University for me.

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How you’re taught

To provide you with a first-class learning experience and to guarantee you have an opportunity to make the most of your time at university you'll receive contact time through a diverse range of delivery methods.

Structured teaching will be delivered through a combination of traditional lectures, seminars, workshops and computer room sessions. The smaller group seminars and workshops provide opportunities to develop problem solving skills, group working, analysis, debating skills, presentation skills and discussion about a wide range of views.

Tutorials with staff

As the relationship between students and tutors is an important one you can expect to have lots of direct contact and support through seminars and one-to-one tutorials. At these sessions you'll have the opportunity to:

  • 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.

Independent study

Independent study is an important part of this course. Throughout the three years of your course the scheduled contact hours you receive will gradually decrease as you develop the skills required to undertake an independent study or dissertation in your final year. You'll still have regular contact with your tutors and if necessary ad hoc tutorials can be arranged.

Virtual learning environment

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

Learning from experts

You'll be taught by enthusiastic, engaged and expert staff. The courses all draw upon their expertise, research interests and experience and many have also published textbooks in their specialist area of interest. You'll develop specialist knowledge based on the teams expertise in several areas including:

  • sociology and disaster
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • gender and social class
  • identity
  • alternative spiritualities
  • sexuality
  • family
  • the clergy.

Study abroad opportunities

You may have the opportunity to spend half of your second year studying abroad with the Erasmus+ foreign exchange scheme. There are many benefits to studying abroad – not only will it help expand your CV and gain a new perspective on your subject, it will also allow you to grow your independence and experience a new culture.

All of our exchange partners offer modules taught in English, including our European partners, so foreign language skills are not essential.

Find out more about this exciting study abroad opportunity.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

How will I be assessed?

The majority of your work will be assessed through coursework-based essays, reports and a final year research-based dissertation. You'll also be assessed through a combination of formal examinations and practical assessments such as group and individual presentations and portfolios. The portfolio includes material demonstrating the student journey over three years to 'becoming a professional sociologist'.

All work placement learning is assessed by essays or presentations, not upon how you perform in the work placement itself.

In response to student feedback the University have introduced a policy ensuring marked work is returned to you electronically within three weeks of submission.

Contact hours

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (25%), independent study (75%)
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (23%), independent study (77%)
  • Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (19%), independent study (81%)

Staff Profiles

Nick Foard

Principal Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Nick Foard is a senior lecturer in Sociology, with over twenty years’ experience of teaching and research. He has previously taught research methods, and now focuses on the interactions between…

Ricky Gee

Senior Lecturer

Sociology

Ricky Gee

Andy Sutton

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Andy Sutton

Michael Keenan

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Michael Keenan

Michele Grigolo

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Dr Michele Grigolo is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Nottingham Trent University. He has researched and published on human rights, and especially human rights cities.

Phil Mignot

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Dr Philip Mignot is course leader of the MA Sociology in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, Nottingham Trent University. He is a former Director of the Career Studies…

How you’re assessed

  • Year 1 coursework (78%), written (17%), practical exams (5%)
  • Year 2 coursework (87%), written (8%), practical exams (5%)
  • Year 3 coursework (72%), written (25%), practical exams (3%)

Careers and employability

The job titles below give an indication of the careers our recent Sociology graduates are following:

  • Youth and Community Support Worker
  • English Teacher
  • Refuge Worker
  • Peer Mentor
  • Project Worker
  • Events and Resources Officer
  • PR Coordinator
  • Sales Executive

Excellent work experience opportunities

Employability is integral to this course and the modules it offers, helping you to develop a range of vital transferable skills that employers demand.

From your first year this course will help you to develop skills for career development. You will gain opportunities to complete project work for a local, national or international organisation and acquire valuable experience by working in collaboration with one of our community partners on a social justice project. Such experiences will provide opportunity to apply sociological knowledge gained from the degree as a well as gaining important transferable skills that will be desired by future work, voluntary and educational organisations.

Your career development

This is a major part of this course. You'll develop key transferable skills, including:

  • communication
  • time management
  • problem-solving
  • teamworking
  • the ability to retrieve, manipulate and present information.

You'll also have the opportunity to develop links with relevant organisations and potential employers.

This course opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors. You may be keen to pursue a career in:

  • social policy
  • management
  • community development
  • probation.

You may need to complete further training for some of these roles.

You may also consider studying a postgraduate sociology course to continue the intellectual curiosity and imagination the BA (Hons) Sociology will have fostered.

Our Employability team

We have a dedicated Employability team located on the City Campus. The team are well placed to give you specialist guidance and practical help that will really make a difference to your prospects once you do graduate.

Campus and facilities

As a Social Sciences student you will have easy access to the fantastic facilities in the Chaucer and Taylor buildings, including:

  • lecture theatres and teaching classrooms
  • open access PCs and secure wireless points
  • study areas and social spaces
  • Chaucer café, serving drinks and light snacks
  • our School of Social Sciences reception, providing you with easy access to our helpful and friendly support staff.

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 Criminology. 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

  • A-levels – BBC; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM; or
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths or Science grade C / 4.

Other qualifications and experience

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

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

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

  • A-levels – BBC; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM; or
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths or Science grade C / 4.

International qualifications

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

Undergraduate Preparation (Foundation) courses

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.

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.

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.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.

International fees and scholarships

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.

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.

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!

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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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.

Good luck with your application!