Joint Honours degrees enable you to have the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. HISTORY at NTU will introduce you to diverse peoples, nations and ideas from medieval and early modern right through to contemporary history within Britain across to the Americas, Asia and the Far East. Both subjects will enable you to enhance your written and verbal communication, independent learning, creativity and analytical skills. EUROPEAN STUDIES at NTU will give you the chance to study the interesting areas of European politics, society and culture. The course will help you to examine the historical, social and political impacts which have shaped European culture and the various cultures which sit within it. You'll be taught by active researchers whose teaching is closely related to their field of work. History at NTU offers a range of ways to make sense of the past by utilising a selection of approaches and skills. This course requires you to be intellectually curious about the subject, be passionate and focused. 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. The skills that you will gain from this joint honours degree such as excellent organisation, multi-tasking and to produce analytical work to a high standard are all desired skills which today's leading employers are seeking. European Studies will provide you with a detailed understanding of the many factors which have shaped contemporary Europe. This course offers a unique opportunity to specialise in European Cultural Studies, European Cinema or European Politics and Society. You’ll examine how historical, geographical and cultural factors have impacted contemporary Europe and contemporary issues. You'll be taught by active researchers whose current strengths include, social movements, gender and Cinema and they'll encourage you to question whether there is a common European culture and what Europe is. NTU's History course will provide you with a diverse skill range such as; how to project manage effectively, take an initiative and work well independently and within a team. You'll also be taught how to think critically and how to conceptualise your work to a high academic standard. You'll learn how to efficiently manage your time and priorities. You'll learn new ways to approach situations with an open mind and learn negotiation techniques. European studies will help to give you a broad understanding of Contemporary Europe whilst examining Europe's historical, geographical and cultural meanings. This course offers a unique opportunity to specialise in a particular area such as European Cultural Studies or European Cinema which will give your degree a unique perspective. You'll learn from active researchers who are studying the latest changes within European Studies. You'll understand the complex nature of Europe and what Europe means to people and explore Europe from an economic, political and sociological aspect. The course offers you the chance to study fascinating aspects of European politics, society and culture. The course will help you to analyse the changes of modern Europe.You'll also obtain important knowledge surrounding the EU deal with migration and energy and the environment, which will provide you with a high level of knowledge to undertake numerous career options available to you both nationally and internationally. You'll be able to communicate in a foreign language, make crucial decisions, be able to debate professionally, prioritise your work and excellent project management expertise. 96% of our History undergraduates are in work or further employment within just six months of finishing their degree (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15).