Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. You can shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions.This degree has been designed for students who want to explore unique perspectives on the world. PHILOSOPHY gives you the ability to question the world in a critical manner which is a vital skill which many of today's leading employers are looking for. ENGLISH at NTU is an extremely flexible course which 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. Philosophy at NTU aims to develop your powers of argument, critical thinking and conceptual analysis through the search for answers to ultimate questions. This course differs from the typical philosophy courses on offer at most other universities as it is not a course in the history of ideas. The course is organised around some of the philosophical problems faced by today's decision-makers in their professional lives. In general, this course examines the interface 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. English at NTU is taught by expert academics and award-winning writers. The 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. 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. The course offers you projects and placement opportunities with our creative partnerships. 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 award-winning and internationally recognised academics. Philosophy at NTU is taught by active philosophy researchers. The course 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 and you'll learn to academically problem solve. A degree in English will help you to communicate professionally and creatively. You'll develop strong verbal and written communication, will be able to think analytically to contextualise theoretical approaches/ideas to the study of English. You'll learn how to strengthen your time management skills, critical reasoning and the course will help you to broaden your digital competencies. 98% of our English undergraduates are in work or further education within just six months of finishing their degree ( latest DLHE survey). You'll develop vital transferable skills such as critical thinking, interpersonal skills, be able to work effectively both independently and within a team. Some of our recent undergraduates have secured jobs within: teaching, publishing, recruitment, public relations, finance, civil service, marketing and project management.