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
The Psychology Department at NTU is one of the largest in the country with around 100 academic staff whose expertise covers the breadth of the discipline.
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 Behavioural Research Methods
The Centre for Behavioural Research Methods (CBRM) is an interdisciplinary hub for nurturing, developing and sharing the theory and practice of social science research methods.
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.
Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families (NCCYPF)
NCCYPF is an interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on improving the lives of children, young people and families across Nottingham and beyond.
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