Nottingham Student Guide – Where can I study?


Where can I study?

The Trent building at the University of Nottingham.

There are two universities in Nottingham: the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. The University of Nottingham is the larger of the two and has a student population of over 40,000. The university is a public research university and is one of the most popular first choice universities for applicants. The University of Nottingham excels across a wide range of subjects, particularly in traditional courses like law, economics and medicine. In 2012, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the University of Nottingham 140th out of the top 400 universities in the world.

The University of Nottingham is split across several campuses. University Park Campus is the largest campus and is located to the west of the city centre. The campus covers an area of 330 acres and has won numerous awards for its architecture and landscaping. Jubilee Campus opened in 1999 and can be found 1 mile from University Park Campus. The campus is home to the faculties of Education and Computer Science as well as the Nottingham University Business School.

Nottingham Trent University (often referred to as NTU) is a public research and teaching university with a student population of around 24,000. The institution was founded as a university in 1992 although its history can be traced back to 1843. NTU is split over three campuses: City, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst Campus. The City site is the largest campus and is home to over 16,000 students. The campus is the centre of the Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Law School, School of Architecture, School of Art and Design and the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism. The Clifton Campus is home to the School of Arts and Humanities, School of Science and Technology and the School of Education. The campus is situated 4 miles from the city centre. Brackenhurst Campus is the smallest of the campuses and is home to students from the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences. The campus lies 14 miles from the centre of the city in a countryside estate.

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