|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
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 more than the other.
Studying History at NTU is not a passive armchair activity but demands:
an open mind
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:
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.
Communication and Society
This innovative subject offers a wide choice of interesting and engaging modules. The core of this subject draws on Psychology and Sociology, and also includes aspects of Philosophy, History and Anthropology. Fascinating new forms of politics, economics and creative enterprises are rapidly challenging many core assumptions about human communication and identity. You will look at communication between:
groups and organisations
humanity and nature
the evolving media through which communication takes place.
This course is taught by a team of internationally recognised researchers. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014), 70% of our Communication, Cultural and Media Studies 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 the subject that they teach.
What will I study?
Find out all you need to know about what you’ll be studying on this course. Detailed module information is available here:
History Joint Honours
Communication and Society 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).
Year Two – extra opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for you. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enables you to take part in the following optional opportunities:
International exchange – Experience other cultures, travel the globe and open your eyes to a world of opportunities. Our exchange partnership with a number of international universities enables you to live and study in another country in your second year.
Work placements – Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers and help you get ahead in your chosen career. Boost your employability by taking a credit-bearing work placement as part of your degree rather than a sandwich year.
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
the ability to work independently and in groups
a variety of IT skills.