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BAGlobal Studies and Philosophy

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.

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 Philosophy, Global Studies provides students with an innovative opportunity to build contemporary world relevance into their degree.

Philosophy

This subject aims to develop your powers of argument, critical thinking and conceptual analysis through the search for answers to ultimate questions. People have been studying philosophy for about 3,000 years and its original questions are still being discussed by today’s leading minds. Philosophers believe that the ability to question and to think critically about the world in which we live is an important skill, something that is now increasingly recognised by many of today’s leading employers.

Philosophy at NTU differs from the typical philosophy courses on offer at most other universities as it is not a course in the history of ideas. The course at NTU is organised around some of the philosophical problems faced by today’s decision-makers in their professional lives. In general, philosophy at NTU examines the interface between philosophical ideas and everyday life, and the course has been designed in order to help you think more clearly and more critically about the world in which you live.

At the end of your studies, you should be able to think through complex issues and questions with both clarity and rigour. No intellectual problem should daunt you! No wonder philosophy graduates are in demand by today’s employers, and as a Philosophy graduate from NTU you will be ahead of the pack.

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
Philosophy 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
self-motivation
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