The School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University
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The School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University

The School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the few places in the UK where you can study core sciences alongside innovative areas like computing and technology, forensics, sport and biomedical sciences.

From day one you will study in world-class facilities, gaining hands-on experience of the advanced technical equipment used in core and emerging technologies. Throughout your course you will learn specialist skills which are highly valued in industry.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are inspiring and innovative and are designed to be industrially relevant for a wide range of careers or futures in research and academia.

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Experience first-hand why so many choose to study at Nottingham Trent University - view the campus and facilities, meet our academics and students; know that the choice you have made is the right decision.

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There are a number of benefits to applying for a scholarship, not least the reduced fees. At Nottingham Trent University our scholarships are more than fee reductors, they are reward schemes to enhance the experience you get with us. We have UK/EU ScholarshipsInternational Scholarships and Postgraduate Scholarships.


We offer year long, paid placements at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This invaluable opportunity will allow you to gain vital work experience in your chosen field and enhance your employability upon graduation. We have over 260 industrial partners for industry placements, including Microsoft, CERN, ARM, GlaxoSmithKline, Nottingham Forest Football Club, HP, Xerox, Siemens and Experian.


In this stimulating, practical and creative environment we equip students with the knowledge and transferable skills to put them ahead of the graduate crowd.

Nottingham is home to a growing community of science, gaming and technology businesses, so when you graduate you will find plenty of employment opportunities right here on the doorstep. In fact, 91% of our graduates* are employed or engaged in further study within six months of leaving NTU. * Of those available for work, DHLE survey 2011-12.

State-of-the-art facilities

NTU’s Clifton campus, hosts a range of first class facilities, equipment and technology supporting leading edge research and high quality courses, including:

World Class Research

Our extensive links with industry, coupled with the relevance of our research specialisms ensure that many projects benefit from external funding from highly respected sources. This has included £7.65 million for cancer research from the John and Lucille van Geest Foundation, £1 million for ground-breaking 3D security imaging research and a rare funding boost from the US for spider-silk fusion research.

Nottingham is a fantastic city to study and graduate in as a scientist as 1 in 5 jobs in the city are within the science sector.

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Times Good University Guide 2018 Ranking 47/129
Guardian 2019 Ranking 16/121
Address Nottingham Trent University, Clifton campus, Nottingham, NG11 8NS View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)115 848 8351

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  • MSc Internet and Security - Nottingham Trent University

    Postgraduate profile
    Azza Mohamed

    "I joined NTU for postgraduate studies directly after completing my undergraduate BSc degree overseas. My high academic achievements led to achieving the International Student Scholarship.

    Multiple factors influenced my choice of postgraduate studies. The UK’s and NTU's reputation for exceptional education, along with my thirst to experience different cultures and systems were amongst the top reasons. Family influence played a role also as my father completed his postgraduate education in Nottingham.

    Postgraduate studies are more self-driven and carry more responsibilities. The teacher is more of a friend who guides, and the responsibility to educate yourself and pursue extra areas of interest lie within your own hands. This by itself is a challenge and maintaining it requires a lot of work and effort.

    The teaching and educational facilities available for students are above my expectations. Every resource is made readily available including libraries, online resources and well equipped group study rooms.

    The course has enhanced my skills in multiple areas including academic knowledge, new programming languages and research and personal skills such as creativity and management. This is of paramount importance in building my future career.

    I like many things about Nottingham, but mainly the student support along with the international, multi-cultural and student friendly environment.

    I would highly recommend this course - the field of internet and security is becoming increasingly important. The opportunity for an industrial placement is a rare opportunity that this course helps facilitate."

  • MSc Biomedical Science Flexible Learning - Nottingham Trent University

    Postgraduate profile
    Emma Copperwaite

    "I had been working in an NHS Haematology/Transfusion laboratory for three years when I came across the flexible Biosciences course at NTU.

    I first heard about this degree through the IBMS website. I was looking for an accredited long distance course and found this was my favourite because of the specialised syllabus and the ability to carry out the modules at my own pace whatever time of day.

    I read about the bursary award for this course on the NTU website. The bursary application was really straightforward and easy to complete. I had to explain my reasons for applying and how I was suitable for the bursary.

    Being awarded an NTU bursary was a huge privilege. It has allowed me to concentrate on the course content instead of worrying about the next payment.

    Without financial assistance I believe that I would have found it very difficult to complete this course over the two years and would perhaps have had to prolong my study to be able to manage the payments. Being awarded the bursary was a huge privilege and it has allowed me to concentrate on the course content instead of worrying about finding the next payment, for which I am extremely grateful.

    The course is highly specific to my line of work and attendance will benefit the department by producing a more knowledgeable and experienced member of staff. This will improve both the quality of service and patient experience as well as ensuring my continuous professional development within the NHS.

    My undergraduate research project was concerned with stem cells and the amount of apoptosis that occurs with overnight storage at 4◦C. This has encouraged me to read around the subject of stem cells and I believe these amazing cells have yet to be fully understood. I hope that my postgraduate research project will also give me passion for another subject area.

    Science is forever changing and the structure of scientists within the NHS is under development in accordance with modernising scientific careers. I hope to be involved with these changes and progress both academically and professionally, with hope of becoming a senior Biomedical Scientist in the near future."

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