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.
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.
NTU’s Clifton campus, hosts a range of first class facilities, equipment and technology supporting leading edge research and high quality courses, including:
- a British Olympic Association-approved environmental chamber
- a sports science motion-analysis suite
- a first-class crime scene house forensic-training facility
- an on-campus observatory with a 20-inch Newtonian telescope
- a specialist human-Interactive technology laboratory
- the John van Geest cancer research centre
- the Rosalind Franklin building which features high-specification laboratories, including a large multi-use lab which allows up to 200 students to work simultaneously.
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.