Joint Honours degrees offer you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that genuinely interest you. You’ll be able to shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. ENGLISH at NTU is taught by award-winning and internationally-recognised academics. The course is extremely flexible and 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. HISTORY will introduce you to diverse peoples, nations and ideas from medieval and early modern right through to contemporary history within Britain and across top the Americas, Asia and the Far East. Both subjects will help you to think critically, develop an open mind and develop excellent analytical skills. Both subjects will help you to communicate more creatively and academically and will help you to develop strong analytical skills. 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. Our English course received a 98% student satisfaction rate - The National Student survey 2016. 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 in the way that you write. 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. History offers a range of ways to make sense of the past by utilising a selection of approaches and skills. 93% student satisfaction rate for History - The National Student Survey 2016. The academic team at NTU teaches specialist modules informed by their own research specialisms, including; History Matters, Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850-1880 and Real Life Work Project. This course requires you to be passionate, focused and to use digital technology to undertake independent study and library research. The History department have a close network of companies and over 250 museums across the East Midlands to help provide you with exciting placement opportunities to help you build your CV and to make your own connections within the industry. Our English degree will strengthen your professional and creative writing. You'll develop excellent verbal and written communication, will be able to think critically and be able to contextualise theoretical approaches to the study of English. English has received a 98% student satisfaction rate - The National Student Survey 2016. History will provide you with a diverse skill range such as; conceptual analysis, be able to project manage effectively and be able to take an initiative and work well within a team and independently. Many of our recent graduates have gone on to work in a variety of exciting roles such as policy advisers and recruitment consultants. Others have pursued careers in journalism, public relations and publishing. 96% of our History undergraduates are in work or further employment within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE survey 2014-15).