Joint Honours degrees give 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. This diverse degree will provide you with a detailed understanding of both global studies and philosophy. Global Studies will give you the opportunity to focus on developing an understanding of pressing social, cultural and political crises. Global Studies at NTU will give you the opportunity to focus on developing an understanding of social, cultural and political changes and how this affects global trends and tensions. Philosophy will encourage you to study the philosophical problems which today's decision makers face and you'll be able to critically question the world. GLOBAL STUDIES at NTU will allow you to study a variety of world views surrounding intercultural communications, globalised media and world cities. You’ll gain a well-rounded knowledge of the global dimensions which affect social, cultural, political and economic issues. The course investigates the inequalities that are posed and are being posed into developing countries and through this you'll recognise global trends and tensions. This diverse course will allow you to engage with the world as a global citizen whilst supplying you with the tools to succeed in the growing international workplace. PHILOSOPHY will encourage you to enhance your power of argument, critical thinking and the way that you conceptualise answers to some of the world's ultimate questions. The course is taught by active philosophy researchers and they'll help you to examine the links 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. You'll examine historical ideas of philosophy as well as some of the philosophical problems which are faced by today's leading decision makers. The Global Studies aspect of this degree will enhance your global citizen competencies which are needed to work in international institutions and various fields of languages alongside gaining a qualification tailored to the international workplace. You'll also be able to spot global trends, international cultures and how the world is interconnected. The course encourages you to analyse various forms of communication such as; non-verbal, spoken and unconscious communication and global communication. 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 debates. The ability to question the world is an important skill which is recognised by many of today's leading employers. 95% of our philosophy joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16). Our recent graduates from this course have pursued a range of careers including; teaching, various language and linguistic fields, civil service and law.