English and Linguistics have a natural synergy; you’ll learn about the nature of language and gain an in-depth understanding of the forces that have shaped it over time.
This course will equip you with the tools needed to analyse language, and discusses the immense power that language has to construct meaning. You’ll study literature from the Renaissance period to the 21st Century, as well as professional and creative writing.
The course is extremely flexible, offering a wide range of optional modules that allow you to pursue your passion and interests. It combines aspects of a traditional English and Linguistics degree with elements that are at the cutting-edge of English and Linguistics today. By the end of the course, you’ll have a deep appreciation of the origins, appreciation, and the rich diversity of the written and spoken word.
- This course offer work placement opportunities.
- 100% of English and Linguistics students would recommend studying at NTU (NSS 2018).
- 100% of NTU’s linguistics graduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016 /17).
- 97% of English joint honours graduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016 /17).
- 94% student satisfaction rate for English and Linguistics (NSS 2018).
- Our English studies and Linguistics courses are in the UK’s Top 10 for student satisfaction (NSS 2018).
Careers and employability
Your career development
This is a major part of the curriculum. Key transferable skills are emphasised and there are opportunities to develop links with organisations and potential employers. Joint honours courses develop a wide range of skills. These include written and oral communication skills, critical analysis and a variety of IT skills. But you’ll also become more self-motivated, be able to work independently and in teams, and develop excellent time management skills.
Our recent English Joint Honours graduates have gone onto careers in:
- Local Government – teacher (secondary English);
- JRS – market researcher;
- Vision Twentyone – social research interviewer;
- Lightdragon Ltd, Food Network UK – content producer; and
- jigsaw systems – product manager.
Other careers could include:
- speech and language therapy; and
- teaching English as a foreign language.
Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.