Apply online

Apply online

Find out more about the admissions process and how to build your strongest possible application, direct from our Student Recruitment Coordinators on our ‘Making an application’ webinar.

How to apply

If you feel that Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can help you to achieve your career goals, now is the time to start preparing an application. Support and guidance are available for all students who wish to apply for an online Masters degree or short Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course at NTU. Follow the step-by-step process below or speak with us to find out more.

Step 1

Once you have chosen which online Masters degree or short CPD course you would like to apply for, email us to let us know which course you are submitting an application for so that we can provide you with assistance and further information. For the online Masters degree, you can apply here. For the short CPD course, we will send you a PDF application form.

Step 2

Gather and submit all your supporting documents. These will vary depending on your chosen course. Examples of the types of documents you will need to prepare are listed below:

  • Transcripts: You will need to submit academic transcripts to verify your qualifications. These can be scanned and emailed, but please ensure they are official copies.
  • A statement of purpose: This is your chance to explain your motivation for applying, your educational and professional background, and why you feel the online course is right for you.
  • Two references: Your references can be in the form of letters of recommendation, sent as a PDF via email, or as an email from the referee’s professional account. All references sent directly from the applicant must be accompanied by either a wet signature, letterhead or a business card relating to your chosen contact. If a reference is sent from a corporate email account, this is not required.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé: You may need to supply an up-to-date CV, so we can verify your skills and experience. This helps us to make sure you have the right entry requirements and appropriate background for the course you wish to study.
  • Evidence of language: If English is not your first language, studying online at a UK University can be very challenging. That’s why we make sure that you have the right language skills to succeed from the start. Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to supply evidence of an up-to-date English language certificate or alternative qualification. For more information about our English language criteria, visit our dedicated page or speak to us to find out more.

Step 3

Once you are ready to apply, email your application and supporting documents to your dedicated Student Recruitment Coordinator for review. They will check through the documents and compare them against the course entry criteria. Your coordinator will give you advice and honest feedback throughout your application process, so it’s good to keep in regular contact with them until your start date.

Step 4

After you submit your application, we will review it in detail. We aim to give you a decision within 10 working days, though this does vary depending on when you apply and the type of programme you are applying for. You will receive either an unconditional or a conditional offer, or a rejection. Details of this will be emailed to you and any offer given will be valid for up to one year. After this time has passed, you would need to re-apply if you still intend to study with us.

Speak with your recruitment coordinator

If you have any questions about submitting your application, we are here to make the process as simple as possible and would be happy to help you. Email us or call us on:
UK: 0800 032 1180
International: +44 (0)115 941 8419