This degree has been designed for students who want to explore unique perspectives on the world. PHILOSOPHY gives you the ability to question the world in a critical manner which is a vital skill which many of today's leading employers are looking for. ENGLISH at NTU is an extremely flexible course which offers a broad range of optional modules that allow you to pursue your interests for the written word, from Shakespeare right through to travel writing. You'll be able to gain valuable work experience from our creative partnerships, where you'll be able to practically apply your theoretical knowledge and develop your career prospects. Philosophy aims to develop your powers of argument, critical thinking and conceptual analysis through the search for answers to ultimate questions. This 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. Philosophy at NTU is taught by active philosophy researchers. The course 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 debates. The ability to question the world is an important skill which is recognised by many of today's leading employers and you'll learn to academically problem solve. 100% of English students would recommend studying at NTU (NSS 2020). English at NTU is taught by expert academics and award-winning writers. You'll examine a range of literature such as; Shakespeare, American literature, Black writing in Britain, travel writing and modern poetry. This course has been designed to help enhance your talents and strengths as well as provide you with the skills and knowledge to forge a successful career. A degree in English will help you to communicate professionally and creatively. You'll develop strong verbal and written communication skills, will be able to think analytically to contextualise theoretical approaches and ideas. You'll learn how to strengthen your time management skills, critical reasoning and broaden your digital competencies. You'll develop vital transferable skills such as critical thinking and interpersonal skills and able to work effectively both independently and within a team. Some of our recent undergraduates have secured jobs within: teaching, publishing, recruitment, public relations, finance, civil service, marketing and project management. 97% of our English 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
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.
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Fees and funding
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