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The School of Arts and Humanities is a diverse, supportive and collaborative community in which to innovate, explore and create. Our curiosity 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, philosophy and history to linguistics, global studies, and 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’ve developed 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.

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Our Research Groups and Centres

ReFrance: Contemporary French Studies

ReFrance: Contemporary French Studies

This is a centre for the study of the processes of cultural change, intellectual and political debates, social trends and tendencies, activisms, struggles and everyday contexts that inform contemporary France.

Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS)

Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS)

The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) exists to advance the understanding of travel writing. It does so through the production of scholarly and creative work, organising academic and public events, facilitating dialogue with practitioners, and through a range of national and international collaborations.

Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group

Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group

Co-directed by Dr Catherine Clay and Professor Andrew Thacker, the Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG) aims to develop work on the study of modern periodicals and print culture (from the nineteenth century to the present).

Postcolonial Studies Centre

Postcolonial Studies Centre

The Postcolonial Studies Centre at NTU, established in 2000, is a leading cross-disciplinary, international hub for critical research on the legacies of colonialism. The PSC is directed by Dr Jenni Ramone and Dr Nicole Thiara.

Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory

Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory

The Centre covers all research broadly concerned with the ways in which the past is made relevant in the present – whether through public facing representations of history, the shaping and management of our common heritage or the myriad modes of individual and collective remembrance.

Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference

Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference

The Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference provides a focus for research that theorises and analyses how the representation, practice and experience of difference produce inequality. Research in the Centre explores how such representations, practices and experiences have been contested or reproduced, and how they inform discriminatory practices and policies.

Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict

Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict

The centre has been established at NTU in order to increase understanding of the origins, ideology, implementation, impact and historiography of religion and conflict from the medieval period into the early nineteenth century. Our understanding of "conflict" is interpreted very broadly to incorporate not just military but political, social, institutional, cultural, ethnic, racial, and gendered themes, source material and debates. Tolerance, religious change and the role of religion in the resolution of conflict are also of central importance to the studies we engage in.

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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Our linguistics courses are ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2020)

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Journalism, linguistics and philosophy courses are ranked in the UK top 20 (Guardian League Tables 2021)

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Our communication and media studies, and linguistics courses are in the UK's Top 25 (Complete University Guide 2021)

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Our Philosophy courses are ranked 9th in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2020)

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