We create vibrant and inclusive learning and teaching environment grounded in scholarship, research, and professional practice.
Through our strategic partnerships, we influence and shape civic, cultural, and social life. We maximise the employability of our students through our curriculum and engagement with our external partners.
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Our academic departments
Nottingham Institute of Education
Nottingham Institute of Education at Nottingham Trent University is one of the foremost providers of education and training for teachers and other learning and development professionals. Our courses and research span all phases of learning and development, from the early years through to adult education.
Department of Social and Political Sciences
The Department of Social and Political Sciences provides a vibrant and close-knit academic community for both staff and students. A progressive, sector-leading approach to the study of politics and international relations, encourages student involvement in both traditional and practical forms of learning, and provides a host of co-curricular opportunities for development.
Department of Psychology
With over 150 academic experts with knowledge and experience across the breadth of the discipline, NTU Psychology is one of the largest departments in the UK. We are proud to provide a friendly and collegiate environment dedicated to providing a productive space for our students and our staff to achieve their full potential and succeed in their ambitions.
Department of Social Work, Care and Community
Want to make a difference? Social work and health offer some of the most rewarding, challenging and important jobs going – roles which give you the chance to meaningfully improve life for individuals, families, and even whole communities.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminology and Criminal Justice at NTU centres around engagement with communities and the criminal justice system. Its work reflects the University’s wider commitment to transforming people’s lives and creating opportunities.
Institute of Health and Allied Professions
The Institute of Health and Allied Professions develops collaborative and innovative education and research in health, aiming to make a positive contribution to improving health for all.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.
Our research centres
Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)
COPE contributes to the understanding of victimisation risk and crime harm, the transformation agenda for change in the Criminal Justice System, and community engagement with crime prevention.
Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health
This Research Centre brings together a wide range of research excellence in Social Science, including in Public and Population Health, Health and Wellbeing and Employment and Wellbeing.
Centre for Research in Language, Education and Developmental Inequalities
The Centre for Research in Language, Education and Developmental Inequalities (CLEDI) is an interdisciplinary research centre which aims to understand different perspectives of language and education (at child, family, school, and community levels).
Centre for Policy, Citizenship and Society
The Centre for Policy, Citizenship and Society (CPCS) conducts research that seeks to understand the ways in which society operates, especially in relation to policy, theory and practice in social contexts.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Interaction
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Reserach on Social Interaction (CROS) aims to gather and house an interdisciplinary grouping of researchers from across NTU interested in the phenomenon of social interaction.
Centre for Research in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience
Researchers from the Centre for Research in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience (CRACN) use behavioural and neuroimaging techniques to further fundamental theoretical knowledge of cognitive and neural processes and apply this to understanding performance in everyday tasks.
Health and Allied Professions Centre
The purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre is home to our world-class teaching, practice, research and scholarship in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP).
As a psychology student at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you'll benefit from expert teaching, professional equipment, and a range of specialist laboratories.
Here at NTU, our researchers come from a variety of backgrounds, and they all have a powerful story to tell. In this series, we share their stories. From the mothers, the dancers and the engineers, to the refugees, the survivors and the volunteers.
Student’s work on raising awareness of victims’ rights to be shared across UK police forces
Wed 22 Mar 2023
New sleep service aims to support major trauma recovery
Fri 17 Mar 2023
Study aims to better understand sleep in children with ADHD
Fri 17 Mar 2023
NTU involved in new robotics project to support older people
Mon 13 Mar 2023
Dr Yuri Kawaguchi wins prestigious fellowship to join NTU Psychology research centre on two-year collaboration
Tue 07 Mar 2023
Expert blog: Cops who Kill - providing psychology expertise for a new true crime series
Tue 07 Mar 2023