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Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Our English degree has been designed to develop your talents and strengths, and to give you the skills and knowledge for a successful career. This course has been designed to expand your skills in:

developing individually researched ideas
In Year One we aim to put in place the foundations for your degree in English literature. In Years 2 and 3 you will choose from a broad range of optional modules. Our dynamic curriculum includes pathways in:

Renaissance literature
American literature
Gender and Sexuality
Postcolonial literature
Literary theory
Why choose this course?
Expand your knowledge of English literature and critical debates through our extensive range of undergraduate English modules.
Combine aspects of a traditional degree course in English with elements that are at the cutting-edge of English literary studies today.
Develop a wide range of transferable skills valued by employers.
Learn from the experts
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. We look forward to expanding your interests and helping you to realise your ambitions.

Programme structure

How will I learn?
You will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning experiences which will include:

peer and self-evaluations
live projects
personal development planning
You will also be involved in self-directed project work where you will have the support of NOW, our virtual learning environment.

As well as being internationally recognised for our research, the English team is friendly and approachable. We’ll help you find your feet when you first arrive, and stretch you as you become more confident.

How will I be assessed?
English modules are mainly tested through a combination of examinations, coursework essays, portfolios (which might include reports, reviews, annotated bibliographies, brief reports or short critical analyses), learning journals and presentations.

Student academic prizes
At present four prizes are awarded on an annual basis to graduating students (these may vary from year to year):

The Michael Klein Prize for the best performance in American texts modules
The English Subject Prize
The Five Leaves Creative Writing Prize
The Eland Books Prize (for Travel Writing).

Career opportunities

Your career development
As one of our graduates you will possess a wide range of academic and transferable skills.

Academically, the study of English will deepen your knowledge of a wide range of literary texts from the Early Modern period to the present. You will gain an understanding of the complex nature of literary languages, and the ability to evaluate and debate theoretical viewpoints. The ability to think and reason critically is an important life skill as well as being of benefit to a whole range of employment activities.

However, the major transferable skill of all English graduates is the ability to communicate effectively both in speech and in writing.

Other skills include:

time management
critical reasoning and textual analysis
research methodology
These skills are invaluable for a wide range of occupations and settings, which is why the immediate and longer term destinations of English graduates are so diverse.

Although graduates have gone on to develop their careers within large well known organisations (such as Marks & Spencer, BBC etc.) many graduates are forging successful careers in small to medium sized companies which reflects the nature of the UK economy.

Graduate roles include:

retail and finance
Some students choose to progress to further study , either to continue their research within English, or to gain more directly vocational qualifications such as journalism, teaching, law and social work.

Recent English Joint Honours graduates have gone onto careers in:

Local Government – Teacher (Secondary English)
JRS – Market Researcher
Vision Twentyone – Social Research Interviewer
Lightdragon Ltd; Food Network UK – Content Producer
Jigsaw systems – Product Manager.
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