By choosing HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose from a wide range of optional modules, depending on your own preferences and interests.These two dynamic subjects will help you to develop your analytical and reasoning expertise, whilst also giving you an understanding of some of the philosophical ideology that has shaped world events and societies. This joint honours course is ideal for anyone who wishes to understand the history of ideas and culture. Philosophy aims to develop your powers of argument, critical thinking and conceptual analysis through the search for answers to ultimate questions. The course 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 is organised around some of the philosophical problems faced by today's decision-makers in their professional lives. In general, this course examines the interface between philosophical ideas and everyday life, and has been designed in order to help you think more clearly and more critically about the world in which you live in. NTU's Philosophy courses are joint 9th in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2020). History offers exciting opportunities to discover and understand the past through a range of skills and approaches. It allows you to study the past in-depth to make sense of the present.History at NTU offers a diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day. The academic team at NTU teach specialist modules which is derived from their own research specialisms, including: The Crusades; World History; American and British History; and Museum and Heritage Management. 94% of History students would recommend studying at NTU (NSS 2020). Philosophy will allow you to question the world in a critical way to develop excellent written and oral communication which is needed to recognise global trends and to articulate in debates. The ability to question the world is an important skill which is recognised by many of today's leading employers. The History aspect of this course will enhance your interpersonal skills, critical thinking and will help you to develop excellent problem solving techniques. Both subjects will provide you with important skills like; being able to organise complex information to solve a selection of problems, research; be able to analyse tasks in great detail and to prioritise work. Our recent graduates from this course have pursued a range of careers including; teaching, journalism, marketing, various careers revolving around language and linguistics, the civil service and law roles. 92% of our History joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|