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BALinguistics 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.

Philosophy

This course 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.

Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of natural language. It covers the study of language structure (grammar), the study of meaning (semantics) and the social functions of language (sociolinguistics). It is a popular and expanding subject within NTU. This course will equip you with the tools for analysing language and for conducting your own research. You will discuss the immense power that our language has to construct and to constrain meaning.

To study this course you will not need any prior knowledge of grammar, foreign languages or technical terminology. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of language description and to some applications of linguistic theory. Throughout the course you will be introduced to ways in which linguists carry out research. Through this you will learn how to record and transcribe naturally occurring language, how to arrive at a hypothesis and how to test it scientifically.

We have recently launched several new modules which draw on our staff’s own and other contemporary research. This means that you will be studying the very latest developments in clinical linguistics, media discourse and child language acquisition.

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:

Philosophy Joint Honours
Linguistics 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.

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.
Graduates have gone on to forge successful careers both within large, well known organisations (such as Marks and Spencer, BBC etc.) and the small to medium sized companies that constitute much of the UK economy. Recent graduate roles have included:

law
publishing
marketing
PR
retail
finance.
Linguistics graduates have developed specialist careers in:

speech and language therapy
law
journalism
broadcasting
public relations
finance
film and television script writing.
Some graduates choose to progress to further study, either to continue their research within Philosophy or Linguistics, or to gain more direct vocational qualifications such as teaching.

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