University preparation courses

Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC) offers university preparation courses for international students looking to study a degree course at Nottingham Trent University.

Foundation certificate courses

For students who want to study an undergraduate degree.

International Year One courses

For students who want to progress directly to the second year of an undergraduate degree.

Pre-Master’s courses

For international students who want to study a postgraduate degree.



Two and three-term courses

The below table shows the modules you will study on a university preparation course:

Modules 2 term courses 3 term courses
Subject modules × ×
Academic skills modules × ×
English language modules ×

Subject modules
Provides you with basic course knowledge.

Academic skills modules
Develops transferable skills, such as giving presentations or working in a team.

English language modules
Improves your spoken or written language skills to the level required for your chosen degree.

Academic and language support

Our university preparation courses provide academic and language support to help you deepen your subject understanding and improve your English language skills.

Preparation courses on the University campus

As the International College is based on the grounds of the University, international students will be able to experience the complete university environment while studying their preparation course. You will have access to high-quality facilities such as the University library, gym, computer suites and cafeteria. Being so involved in the atmosphere and facilities of the University will give you both the academic and social skills needed to succeed in UK higher education.

Supportive preparation for your university degree course

While studying your degree course at the College you will be offered support from our friendly Student Services team. Students are provided with a Learning Support Tutor for one-to-one intensive support to assist them as they work towards progression onto their university degree course. Students also benefit from our small class sizes – this makes it much easier to ask questions in class!