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Arts and Humanities

The School of Arts and Humanities is a diverse, supportive and collaborative community in which to innovate, explore and create. Our future is important.

We're curious about language, histories and global cultures drives our insight and learning and it’s the place to develop your intellectual and practical skills.

Our innovative courses are built on this ethos, adding value to employability, providing an superlative student experience and embracing international opportunities. Fields of study for undergraduates range from classics such as English and linguistics, philosophy, and history to the latest media, communications and journalism degrees - offering the perfect combination of theory and practice. They are academically rigorous and underpinned by the latest research.

Beyond the classroom there’s work experience, external projects, volunteering, field trips, year abroad and international exchange - truly immersive experiences.

We develop postgraduate courses that advance and expand learning. There’s hands-on training in collaboration with industry partners for taught courses and guidance, support and inspiration to develop research. From progressing the study of English, history, philosophy and linguistics, to developing professional skills for careers in journalism, museum and heritage development, creative writing and English Language Teaching – we turn passions into professional success.

Underpinning this is the School’s long and rich history of producing internationally excellent and world-leading research. Our research explores who we are, where we come from and where we want to go, as individuals and as a society. Through inquiry, critical reflection, creative interventions and dialogue, we deepen our understanding of how we inhabit and make sense of the world.

Our subjects

English Language Teaching

Develop your English language and teaching skills with NTU’s rewarding and career-focused English language teaching courses.

English, Linguistics and Creative Writing

Join NTU’s passionate community of experts, authors, poets, and researchers — all here to nurture your talents as an independent, creative communicator.

History and Heritage

Study history and heritage. Learn from the past. Use your analytical thinking to create a better future. Open up endless career possibilities by challenging your digital literacy and developing much sought-after interpretive and communication skills.

Joint Honours

Get the best of both worlds with a joint honours degree. This flexible option allows you to put together your own degree based on your interests and ambitions.


Give a voice to the voiceless. Challenge the narrative. Shape the future conversation. Your confidence, judgement and communication skills will open doors for you to tell the stories that matter.


Learn to think more critically about the world around us. Tackle the philosophical problems and global issues faced by today’s decision-makers. Make your own mind up about the issues that matter.

Politics and International Relations

Are you fascinated by our changing world? Passionate about current affairs? See yourself working in local government or at the UN? Our internationally recognised research directly feeds into your degree, making sure you’re learning about the latest findings in your field.

Media, Communications, Film and Television

Are you an inspiring creative with a passion for film, photography or television? Make your mark on one of society’s most powerful influencers with one of our diverse degree courses.

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Experience English and Linguistics

Tuesday 18 June, 10 am - 3 pm

In this taster day you'll get the opportunity to experience what it's like to study English Language and Linguistics at university.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.

Featured facility: The Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism

The Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism (CBJ) has outstanding specialist facilities to enable our journalism students to develop their skills in a professional real-life journalistic environment that is as close to industry-standard as possible.

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