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BAEnglish and History

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.

History
Studying History at NTU is not a passive armchair activity but demands:

passion
focus
an open mind
intellectual curiosity
a willingness to engage in independent learning.
You will be introduced to new concepts and perspectives and develop your own research interests alongside set modules.

This course offers a broad and diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day, and subject areas as diverse as:

youth
crime
gender
religion
international
urban studies
dictatorship and democracy
warfare and reconstruction.
A wide range of options places the emphasis on student choice, enabling you to study in-depth specialist areas. These include:

The Crusades
Nazi Germany
Aztec and Inca civilisations
American and British History.
This course is taught by a team of internationally recognised researchers and historians. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) 70% of NTU History research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. For you, this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you will learn from people with a real passion for their subject.

English

Our English degree combines a diverse curriculum with open-minded thought and a thriving arts scene. We offer expert teaching and the transferable skills which make English graduates so popular with employers.

Our English degree revolves around a spine of modules that provides a supporting framework to the three-year course. The modules have been designed to expand your skills in:

reading
debating
writing
editing English texts
developing individually researched ideas.
Student choice is an important consideration in organising a varied and dynamic curriculum which is why we offer a broad range of optional modules. You can focus your studies on a variety of modules in areas including:

the British tradition
American literature
women’s writing
new literatures in English.
This course is taught by a team of eminent researchers, critics and writers. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) 87% of NTU English Language and Literature research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. For you this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you’ll learn from people with a real passion for their subject.

Programme structure

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).

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 English and History Joint Honours graduates have gone onto careers in:

Local Government – teacher (secondary English)
Barclays International – analyst
Vision Twentyone – social research interviewer
Lightdragon Ltd
Food Network UK – content producer
Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) – PR and marketing coordinator
The Army – army officer training.
Other careers could include:

heritage management
marketing
advertising
publishing
journalism and recruitment.
Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our master’s-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

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