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Global Fashion School Rankings 2016

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom, with more than 28,000 students coming from over 100 countries. Students have the opportunity to engage in international study trips, visiting businesses in fashion capitals such as Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Milan. Students also have access to a wide variety of equipment including knitting machines, digital fabric printers and laser cutters. Over 90 percent of students in our survey expressed they were satisfied with the school’s campus and resources as well as its integration of technology. Students in our survey expressed they were not particularly satisfied with the school’s gender diversity—ninety-six percent of students are female. The school’s courses offering in marketing, business and sustainability were all rated above average compared to the average score of schools in our survey.

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Undergraduate, Fashion Ranking 2016

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Courses Offered

BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making, BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion, BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles, BA (Hons) Fashion Management, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding, BA (Hons) International Fashion Business, BA (Hons) Textile Design

Student & Alumni Comments

"Very focused on employment and experience, providing a very good basis in technical knowledge that I believe I will find particularly beneficial in my future career. Boosted my confidence and ambition."


"It has a good quality curriculum and teachers are focused on their students. Students can access facilities and helpful technicians easily. I could feel that the university tried to hear the feedback from students and reflect it for next year."


"My experience has been valuable, allowing me to undertake a year's placement with a PR agency Starworks Group, which was provided through the university. However, some disappointment has been provoked because curriculum lacks relevant information for starting a career in the marketing/PR side of the industry and research beyond the high-street retail industry."


"I am halfway through my degree and feel like I have had an enriched learning experience and now I am about to embark on a sandwich year placement in industry which was made available to me through University contacts. I wish there were more opportunities for work experience throughout the first years of the course."


"It was a broad course which I liked at first but do wish I had chosen a more specific course. I wanted to do marketing and it was very heavily weighted on buying & merchandising which I really didn't like. however, I did enjoy my course"


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