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BAGlobal Studies and History

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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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.

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

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. The history curriculum covers periods from AD 700 to the present day, and subject areas as diverse as:

international and 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 our 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.

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.

In combination with another Joint Honours subject, Global Studies provides students with an innovative opportunity to build contemporary world relevance into their degree.

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:

Global Studies Joint Honours
History 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).

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
a variety of IT skills.

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