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Ways to study at NTU

Find out what study abroad and exchange options are available to you if you are interested in coming to NTU.

Will NTU offer study abroad and exchange programmes in autumn 2021?

Yes. We are processing applications as normal. However everyone must comply with the travel regulations in the UK and your home country. Please check the latest travel advice before making any plans.

When you're able to make travel plans, please visit our planning your journey web page for information on travel to Nottingham from UK airports.

Please note that your study abroad cannot go ahead without the approval of NTU and your home university.

If you have any questions, please check our international students FAQs or contact your NTU School Exchange Coordinator.

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NTU exchange partnerships

We welcome over 500 visiting students from around the world every year for study abroad exchanges. You can join us for either a semester or for a whole year and you can choose from a range of modules across our 8 academic schools. We also offer a variety of language and cultural experiences to provide you with the most enriching experience possible.

We also have a Global Summer School which offers online courses where you can virtually meet students from around the world and learn from world-class academics.

You can find details of the different schemes available to you below.

Erasmus +

The UK government has confirmed that the UK will not be part of the next Erasmus+ programme (2021 to 2027). However, the European Commission has granted the extension of the 2020 Grant Agreement to allow UK and EU universities to spend their remaining Erasmus+ budgets from the 2020 call up until May 2023.

Please check with your home university the availability of Erasmus+ funding for your exchange programme at NTU.

Study through my home university partnership with NTU

Many students study with us through a direct partnership arrangement between NTU and the home university. Please contact the International or Study Abroad Office in your home institution to check whether they have a partnership arrangement with NTU or contact NTU Global at ntuglobal@ntu.ac.uk.

ISEP

You can also apply to our study abroad programme for 1 or 2 semesters via the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) network. Please contact ISEP for more information on the options available to you.

Postgraduate exchange (taught courses)

You can study with us on exchange as a postgraduate level taught student only if your home institutions has an exchange agreement with NTU in the relevant field of study.

Options are available in Nottingham Business School and School of Science and Technology.

Please contact the International or Study Abroad Office in your home institution for more details.

Global Summer School (online)

You can also apply for our Global Summer School programme July. Our Online Global Summer School is an excellent way to explore a particular topic in more depth and at the same time experience the best of what NTU, Nottingham and the United Kingdom have to offer.

Study abroad (fee paying)

NTU welcomes applications from students who want to spend a period of time studying in the UK, earning credits to transfer back to their home institution.

Fee-paying students are able to apply from any university. An agreement between NTU and your home university is not necessary.

Students can choose to study for one semester or the full academic year. Modules are available across most disciplines and are part of the regular undergraduate curriculum enabling study abroad students to study alongside UK-based home students.

Please see the ‘Modules by School’ information below for more details and contact information.

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Modules of study (classes)

At NTU the individual units you study are called modules. They may be called courses or classes in other universities.

Exchange students are normally required to take a full module load at NTU. They are usually 60 credits (30 ECTS) per semester or 120 credits (60 ECTS) over a full academic year. Many NTU modules are 20 credits each but can vary depending on your study subject. You will normally select modules from the second year of an undergraduate programme. Please note that you will not be able to mix modules across different Schools.

It is important for you to:

  • Consider your module choices carefully
  • Select alternative modules in case your first choices are not available
  • Liaise with your home university exchange coordinator to ensure your choices are appropriate for your subject and level of study.
  • Your home university coordinator must approve your module choices.

Our exchange and study abroad students are taught alongside home and international students taking full degree programmes.

Modules by School

Find out what’s available in your subject area and which universities are partnered with NTU in your country.

You’ll find our exchange partners, available modules, and relevant contact details by School in the list below.

Nottingham Business School

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing

For any further questions please email the Nottingham Business School.

This is an indicative list of modules available. Please note that all modules are subject to availability and NTU reserves the right to change the modules offered at any time. If a module is withdrawn, students will be notified and given the opportunity to make an alternative selection.

Incoming BA Exchange option 2020-21

Incoming MA Exchange option 2020-21

Nottingham Law School

  • Law
  • Law with Business
  • Law with Criminology
  • Law with Psychology

For any further questions please email the Nottingham Law School.

This is an indicative list of modules available. Please note that all modules are subject to availability and NTU reserves the right to change the modules offered at any time. If a module is withdrawn, students will be notified and given the opportunity to make an alternative selection.

Incoming modules

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Science (Animal and Zoo Biology)
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Equine Science
  • Geography
  • Zoo Biology
  • Wildlife Conservation

For any further questions please email the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

This is an indicative list of modules available. Please note that all modules are subject to availability and NTU reserves the right to change the modules offered at any time. If a module is withdrawn, students will be notified and given the opportunity to make an alternative selection.

Incoming modules

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

  • Architecture
  • Architectural Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction and Surveying
  • Product Design
  • Property Management and Development

For any further questions please email the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

This is an indicative list of modules available. Please note that all modules are subject to availability and NTU reserves the right to change the modules offered at any time. If a module is withdrawn, students will be notified and given the opportunity to make an alternative selection.

Incoming modules

School of Art & Design

  • Animation
  • Graphic Design and Photography
  • Costume, Theatre, Film and Television Design
  • Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design
  • Fashion Management
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Fine and Decorative Arts

For any further questions please email the School of Art & Design.

This is an indicative list of modules available. Please note that all modules are subject to availability and NTU reserves the right to change the modules offered at any time. If a module is withdrawn, students will be notified and given the opportunity to make an alternative selection.

Incoming modules

School of Arts and Humanities

  • English, European and Global studies
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Languages
  • Linguistics and Communication
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

For any further questions please email the School of Arts and Humanities.

This is an indicative list of modules available. Please note that all modules are subject to availability and NTU reserves the right to change the modules offered at any time. If a module is withdrawn, students will be notified and given the opportunity to make an alternative selection.

Incoming modules

School of Science and Technology

For any further questions please email the School of Science and Technology.

School of Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Health and Social Care
  • International Relations
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Youth Justice
  • Youth Studies

For any further questions please email the School of Social Sciences.

This is an indicative list of modules available. Please note that all modules are subject to availability and NTU reserves the right to change the modules offered at any time. If a module is withdrawn, students will be notified and given the opportunity to make an alternative selection.

Education - Incoming modules

Politics and International Relations – Incoming modules

Sociology – Incoming modules

Social Work - Incoming modules

Health and Social Care - Incoming modules

Criminology – Incoming modules

Psychology - Incoming modules

Still need help?

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