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Nottingham Trent University

English and Philosophy

UCAS Code: VQ53

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from four A-Levels (two of which must be A-Level equivalent)

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths grade C/4

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and up to two A-Level or equivalent qualifications.

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

English literature

Philosophy

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. It is ranked 13th in the Guardian League Tables 2019. 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. 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. Our English courses are in the UK's Top 10 for student satisfaction (NSS 2018).

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 skills, will be able to think analytically to contextualise theoretical approaches and ideas. You'll learn how to strengthen your time management skills, critical reasoning and broaden your digital competencies. You'll develop vital transferable skills such as critical thinking and interpersonal skills and 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. 97% of our English joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

Modules

You'll be able to choose from a broad range of exciting and challenging modules such as: Philosophy: Thinkers and Themes • Foundations in Literary Studies • American Literature: Writing Self and Nation • Culture and Anarchy • Philosophy, Technology and Innovation • The Philosophy of Time • British Women Writers between the Wars (1918-1939)• American Topics • Literature in Theory • Literature in Theory: Writing, Technology, and the World.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
English literature
88%
high
Philosophy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Philosophy

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals
10%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Philosophy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,700
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Customer service occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English literature

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Philosophy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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