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BAEnglish and Media

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.

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 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.

Media

This popular degree combines theoretical approaches to media with opportunities to learn practical media skills. You will learn from industry professionals and explore all aspects of media cultures, from social networking sites and lifestyle magazines to anti-globalisation movements and computer gaming.

This course is taught by a team of eminent researchers. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) 70% of our Communication, Culture and Media 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.

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. 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 Joint Honours graduates have gone onto careers in:

BBC – World News Team
British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) – commercial operations assistant
Brit Asia TV – music show production staff
Coca Cola – customer development rep
Local Government – teacher (secondary English)
Lightdragon Ltd; Food Network UK – content producer.
Other careers could include:

publishing
PR
marketing
advertising
journalism
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