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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.

Our Subject Areas

What's coming up

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Mar

LEAP: Creative Industries Expo

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

The Nottingham Trent University Creative Industries Expo is an ideal opportunity for employers within the creative sector to meet our enthusiastic, work-ready students and graduates. 

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

The Nottingham Trent University Creative Industries Expo is an ideal opportunity for employers within the creative sector to meet our enthusiastic, work-ready students and graduates. 

12

Sep

Dealing with the past: Coal, Community and Change

Lecture Theatre 1, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

04

Jul

The 2nd Global Heritage Showcase and Exhibition 2019

Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham,

20

Jun

College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities Research Conference

Teaching and Learning building, Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, College Drive, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Our Research Groups and Centres

Centre for Postcolonial Studies

Centre for Postcolonial Studies

An essential feature of NTU research since 2000, the cross-disciplinary Centre for Postcolonial Studies seeks to advance contemporary debates in postcolonial writing, culture and theory.

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), which was established in 2002, exists to facilitate, promote and disseminate scholarly research on travel writing and its contexts, without restriction of period, locus, or type of travel writing.

Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict

Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict

The centre for the study of religion and conflict aims to increase understanding of the origins, ideology, implementation, impact and historiography of religion and conflict in the medieval and early modern periods.

Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory

Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory

The Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory provides a lively hub for researchers, teachers, practitioners and the public in the connected areas of identity; representation and memorialisation; internationally significant, community-driven and regional history; and museum and heritage management.

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 will not only explore how such representations, practices and experiences have been both contested and reproduced, but also how they inform discriminatory practices and policies.

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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Media Studies are ranked in the UK’s Top 5 for student satisfaction (NSS 2019).

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Journalism and philosophy courses are ranked in the UK top 10 (Guardian League Tables 2020)

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Our communication and media studies courses are in the UK's Top 25 (Complete University Guide 2020)

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