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BACommunication & Society and Global Studies

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Joint honours degrees provide you with the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. This gives you the opportunity to study your two favourite subjects within one degree course.

Our course combinations are designed so that what you learn in one subject will complement and enhance what you learn in the other. In your final year you can choose either to split your time evenly between your two subjects, or to specialise in one subject more than the other.

Communication and Society
Fascinating new forms of politics, economics and creative enterprises are rapidly challenging many core assumptions about human communication and identity. The possession and transfer of knowledge now lies at the heart of daily life and it is more important than ever to understand various aspects of communication. You will look at communication between:

individuals
groups
organisations
humanity
nature.
You will also look at the evolving media through which communication takes place.

This course offers a wide choice of interesting and engaging modules. The core of this course draws on Psychology and Sociology, and also includes aspects of Philosophy, History and Anthropology. No previous study in any of these areas is required.

You will study a diverse range of topics including:

non-verbal, spoken and unconscious communication
the history of communication
digital cultures.
The fascinating range of subject areas that this course covers make it an ideal combination with our modern range of course options.

Global Studies

If you are concerned about pressing global crises (such as food security, environmental change, conflict, inequality) and the everyday experiences of people living in globalised communities then this is the perfect course for you.

The need for understanding how our world is connected, but also divided, has never been greater. Cultural and social crises are impacting on everyday experience, while work, leisure and identity can only be understood through the global structures that mediate them.

This unique course will allow you not only to understand and analyse global trends and tensions, but to engage with the world as a global citizen and professional. You will be able to build a flexible personalised course of study by selecting options taught by experts in the field from across the Humanities.

Joint Honours

You can combine either of these subjects with another subject to create your degree programme. For the full range of combinations and their UCAS codes see:

Communication and Society Joint Honours
Global Studies Joint Honours

Programme structure

What will I study?
Find out everything you need to know about what you’ll be studying on this course. Detailed module information is available here:

Communication and Society Joint Honours
Global Studies Joint Honours
How will I learn?
Each year students choose a range of core and optional modules from the lists above. The first year is normally divided equally between the two joint honours subjects but at the end of Year One, students have the opportunity to select between an equally weighted joint honours course and a more specialised pathway depending on their interests.

Teaching principally takes place through a combination of:

lectures (where tutors introduce the key ideas)
seminars (organised on the basis of smaller group discussion of those ideas).
Contact time
Staff will also generally offer office hours, where you can sign up to see them in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, perhaps to discuss an essay plan or to seek some specific academic guidance.

It is the nature of the subjects offered in the School of Arts and Humanities, however, that much of your time will be spent engaged in independent study. We recognise that this marks a change of culture from school or college, and we have in place a system of study support to help you adapt to this.

Year Two – extra opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for you. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enables you to take part in the following optional opportunities:

International exchange – Experience other cultures, travel the globe and open your eyes to a world of opportunities. Our exchange partnership with a number of international universities enables you to live and study in another country in your second year.
Work placements – Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers and help you get ahead in your chosen career. Boost your employability by taking a credit-bearing work placement as part of your degree rather than a sandwich year.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

Your career development
This is a major part of the curriculum. Key transferable skills are emphasised and there are opportunities to develop links with organisations and potential employers. As a result we have an outstanding record of graduate employment.
Joint honours courses develop a wide range of skills. These include:

written and oral communication skills
critical analysis
the ability to work independently and in groups
time management
self-motivation
a variety of IT skills.
Our recent Communication and Society and Global Studies Joint Honours graduates have gone onto careers in:

Broadcasting
Marketing
Publishing
Charity fundraising
Policy research
Business Analysis
Other careers could include:

law
PR
teaching
business management
working for a National Government Organisation.
Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Career and Placements Centre – enhancing your employability
Our friendly and experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won’t find in a book or on the Internet. You will find consultants on all three campuses.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States