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. By choosing HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose from a wide range of optional modules, depending on your own preferences and interests. These two dynamic subjects will help you to develop your analytical and reasoning expertise, whilst also giving you an understanding of some of the philosophical ideology that has shaped world events and societies. This joint honours course is ideal for anyone who wishes to understand the history of ideas and culture. Philosophy 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 in. History offers exciting opportunities to discover and understand the past through a range of skills and approaches. Our History course received a 92% student satisfaction rate – The National Student Survey 2016. This course offers a diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day. The academic team at NTU teach specialist modules which is derived from their own research specialisms, including: The Crusades; World History; American and British History; and Museum and Heritage Management. 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. The History aspect of this course will enhance your interpersonal skills, critical thinking and will help you to develop excellent problem solving techniques. History allows you to study the past in-depth to make sense of the present. Both subjects will provide you with important skills like; being able to organise complex information to solve a selection of problems, research; be able to analyse tasks in great detail and to prioritise work. 93% of our philosophy joint honours undergraduates are in work or further employment within just six months of finishing their degree (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015-16). Our recent graduates from this course have pursued a range of careers including; teaching, journalism, marketing, various careers revolving around language and linguistics, the civil service and law roles.