English and European Studies, BA (Hons)

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English and European Studies, BA (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University
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Choosing to study a joint honours degree will enable you to shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. Combining two subjects can give your degree an international or industry perspective that will make you stand out in the graduate employment market. Why choose this course?

You will benefit from the following learning opportunities.

English
Our English degree combines a diverse curriculum with open-minded thought and a thriving arts scene. We offer expert teaching and the transferable skills which make English graduates so popular with employers.

Our English degree revolves around a spine of modules that provides a supporting framework to the three-year…

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Choosing to study a joint honours degree will enable you to shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. Combining two subjects can give your degree an international or industry perspective that will make you stand out in the graduate employment market. Why choose this course?

You will benefit from the following learning opportunities.

English
Our English degree combines a diverse curriculum with open-minded thought and a thriving arts scene. We offer expert teaching and the transferable skills which make English graduates so popular with employers.

Our English degree revolves around a spine of modules that provides a supporting framework to the three-year course. The modules have been designed to expand your skills in:

  • reading
  • debating
  • writing and editing English texts
  • developing individually researched ideas.

Student choice is an important consideration in organising a varied and dynamic curriculum which is why we offer a broad range of optional modules. You can focus your studies on a variety of modules in areas including:

  • the British tradition
  • American literature
  • women's writing
  • new literatures in English.

European Studies
This course provides an understanding of the broad historical, social, political and cultural forces that have shaped contemporary Europe. Unique to this course is the opportunity to specialise in European Cultural Studies, European Cinema, or European Politics and Society. You can also select a variety of modules across these three subject areas.

This course is taught by a team of eminent researchers, critics and writers. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008) 85% of NTU English research was assessed as world leading or international quality. For you this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you'll learn from people with a real passion for their subject.

Joint Honours
You can combine either of these subjects with another subject to create your degree programme. Not sure which subjects to choose? Don't worry as the joint honours curriculum enables students to switch subjects after Year One depending on which core modules they have completed. To see the full range of combinations and their UCAS codes see:

  • English Joint Honours
  • European Studies Joint Honours.

Extra opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for students in the School of Arts and Humanities. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enable students to take part in optional:

  • international exchange
  • work placements
  • learn or improve language skills.

Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers, learn another language, experience other cultures and travel the globe - all as part of your degree. Our international exchange partners include universities in:

  • Australia
  • Europe
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Thailand.

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When does the course start?

Please see the academic calendar for term dates.

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:

  • English Joint Honours
  • European Studies Joint Honours .
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. Watch our video to find out more.
  • 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.
  • University Language Programme - Available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
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).
Contact time

Staff will also generally offer office hours, where you can sign up to see them in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, perhaps to discuss an essay plan or to seek some specific academic guidance.

It is the nature of the subjects offered in the School of Arts and Humanities, however, that much of your time will be spent engaged in independent study. We recognise that this marks a change of culture from school or college, and we have in place a system of study support to help you adapt to this.

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