Our ENGLISH course is extremely flexible as it 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. English at NTU is taught by expert academics and award-winning writers. You’ll be able to study an exciting array of literature dating from the Renaissance period right through to the 21st Century. 94% of our students would recommend English at NTU (NSS 2017). You'll examine a range of literature such as; Shakespeare, American literature, Black writing in Britain, travel writing and modern poetry. Through the varied modules you’ll explore key debates, enhance your communication skills and become more creative with the way in which you write. 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. You’ll be challenged intellectually as well as be encouraged to become more independent through your own research and work experience opportunities. You’ll be encouraged to increase your knowledge surrounding digital competencies and through the use of work experience you’ll be able to gain a great knowledge of the discipline of the workplace and be able to explore a selection of potential careers before graduating. Alongside this, you’ll be able to engage with a detailed cultural programme of events where you’ll be able to meet and converse with writers, film makers and other practitioners to gain a greater insight into English and to learn additional expertise. You’ll also be given fantastic research seminars which will help you to conduct your own research. The latest Research Assessment Exercise has shown that 85% of NTU English research was assessed as world leading or of international quality, which means that the course is informed by the latest thinking, you'll learn from people with a real passion for the subject and who are academically acclaimed. A degree in English will help you to write professionally and creatively. You'll develop strong verbal and written communication, understand how literature connects individuals to society and cultures, be able to think critically and contextualise theoretical approaches to the study of English. A degree in English will strengthen your time management skills, critical reasoning and will help you to develop professional problem solving techniques. 94% of our English undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16). Many of our recent English graduates have pursued careers in; publishing, teaching, recruitment, journalism, marketing and public relations.