Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities

Introduction
tefOutstanding teaching and learning

NTU’s teaching and learning is gold-rated by the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – that means you can count on outstanding teaching and learning, an education that’s truly focused on the workplace, and fantastic support in and outside of the classroom.

Welcome to the School of Arts and Humanities

The Arts and Humanities encompass a far-reaching set of subjects that engage you with the cultures, societies, history, language, literature and communications that shape global experience and understanding today.

We want you to be inspired, passionate, challenged and motivated by your studies. Our courses are designed to tap into and nurture your enthusiasm.

We have an excellent employment rate: 93% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating. (Latest DLHE survey 2015-16)

Academic teams

Our academic teams are committed to education which supports students, enables their success and helps shape society.

World-leading research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 confirmed the School's reputation for producing world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Our Students

Click here to find out what Arts and Humanities students have to say about their course and time at NTU.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View MAs »

Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA Broadcast Journalism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course prepares you to work in radio and television newsrooms and factual programming. You will be taught how to research and write your own stories, conduct effective interviews and record and edit for audio and video using the latest digital technology. [+]

MA Broadcast Journalism This course prepares you to work in radio and television newsrooms and factual programming. You will be taught how to research and write your own stories, conduct effective interviews and record and edit for audio and video using the latest digital technology. Accredited by: What you'll study This course will provide you with a solid grounding in media law, public administration and ethics and regulation. You will become familiar with studios, be given professional voice training to help your presentation skills, and gain a solid grounding in media law, public administration, ethics and regulation. You will also work with other students on regular news days that replicate industry practice, producing news packages for radio, television and our online news blog. By the end of the course you will be ready to take your place in the multi-platform world of broadcasting. How you’re taught Study methods and assessments Study methods on this course include practical sessions, project work and independent learning, as well as tutorials, lectures and seminars. This practical course enables you to develop story ideas and contacts, gathering your own material for journalistic work. Online production is integral with a focus on multimedia skills development required by the industry. Placements give you the chance to work in radio, television and online news organisations including Notts TV. You will be assessed by a mixture of portfolio work, essays, exams and presentations. MA students are required to complete the multi-platform project which includes a radio or TV documentary,... [-]

MA Creative Writing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by a team of award-winning writers and academics. You will be joining a lively community of other writers and teachers where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage and screen. [+]

MA Creative Writing The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by a team of award-winning writers and academics. You will be joining a lively community of other writers and teachers where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage and screen. What you'll study The course invites you to develop your writing strengths by providing a framework within which you can discuss your own and each other’s work. At the heart of the course are small group workshops and a series of seminars by staff, visiting writers, publishers and professors, including internationally acclaimed screenwriter William Ivory. Other guest speakers have included David Almond, Alan Hollinghurst, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, Alan Jenkins, Alison Moore, Carrie Etter, David Lodge, Michèle Roberts and Miranda Seymour. Establishing important links with the publishing and editing industries, you will work closely with staff and visiting speakers to develop your work to an excellent standard. Modules This course is divided into modules, which are worth a number of credits, and are separately taught and assessed. To get your degree you have to pass all modules to collect 180 credit points. Core modules Writing: Research Methods, Theory and Practice (40 credit points): This core module is... [-]

MA English Language Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is designed for experienced "English as a Foreign Language" teachers, who are seeking opportunities to enhance their professional development and career opportunities. The profile of course participants is very international, including most recently Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the UK. [+]

MA English Language Teaching This course is designed for experienced English as a Foreign Language teachers, who are seeking opportunities to enhance their professional development and career opportunities. The profile of course participants is very international, including most recently Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the UK. What you'll study This course integrates the theoretical and practical aspects of English language teaching. It aims to develop your in-depth knowledge and understanding of the links between teaching, academic research, and theories of language learning and teaching. Our teaching methods encourage active participation in group work, discussion and exchange of ideas, with the aim of developing students’ critical and analytical skills. We value the range of perspectives that students from different socio-cultural contexts bring to teaching and learning. We provide one-to-one help with assignment and dissertation writing and are always happy to make appointments with students who want to talk privately about their work and progress. How you’re taught Study methods and assessment Assessment methods are designed to evaluate your ability to apply theoretical concepts to practical work and where possible to relate ideas and proposals to your own teaching context. A range of assignment types are represented across the course including essays, practical tasks e.g. designing a course, portfolios, presentations, demonstration lessons and class tests. Learn a new language Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the... [-]

MA in Documentary Journalism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multiplatforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets. [+]

MA Documentary Journalism This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multiplatforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets. What you'll study You’ll take a multi-platform approach to documentary making, developing in-depth research methods and story-telling, along with practical skills in writing, broadcasting, online and visual journalism. You’ll be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting documentary makers across all platforms and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making. As part of the course, you can chose to work with the MA Documentary production hub Borderless which provides film production experience on live projects within NTU, the local creative industries and further afield. Recent projects included pre-release promotional films for the Ken Loach movie I Daniel Blake; an ongoing heritage funded archive film about the Theatre Royal in Nottingham and a documentary celebrating 35 years of Caribbean newspaper The Voice in London, which will start next year. Modules Documentary Journalism Skills and Digital Production (60 credit points) - This is a practical module which provides the essential skills you need to work in documentary journalism. These include research, interviewing, scripting and writing for different platforms. You will learn techniques of recording and editing audio and video, working with stills, online and multimedia. The module culminates in making a long-form video documentary. Part of the module involves you doing a... [-]

MA Media and Globalisation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes. [+]

MA Media and Globalisation This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes. You will join a team of established experts who offer a unique course that combines both theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the main theoretical frameworks related to media and globalisation. What you'll study You will critically analyse the role and impact of the media industry in a global society to become critically aware of the implications of these debates for research strategies, theorising and practicing. Alongside the theoretical content you will engage with the theory and practice of alternative audiovisual narratives and the key media production processes and professional practices relevant to media, cultural and communicative industries. You will engage with practical issues that are presently affecting media industries, this is directly relevant to those wishing to work within the media field in the future. Our team of world leading media academics will inspire you. Many combine not only outstanding research records but also successful media careers. This allows you to benefit from a broad range of experience and expertise from across the media fields. The media team pride themselves on their accessible, student-centred approach to teaching and are available for one-to-one tutorial support and guidance. How you’re taught Assessment Assessment on the course involves course work, report writing, presentations and group work. The core of... [-]

MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is ideal for those with no or very little prior English language teaching experience (less than two years) who wish to become an English language teacher to speakers of other languages. The course has a practical focus and is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base required to excel as an English language teaching professional in a global environment. [+]

MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) This course is ideal for those with no or very little prior English language teaching experience (less than two years) who wish to become an English language teacher to speakers of other languages. The course has a practical focus and is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base required to excel as an English language teaching professional in a global environment. What you'll study The course has a very practical focus. You will have the opportunity to take a one-year module on practical teaching. You will be involved in demonstrating a range of teaching methods in practical sessions, designing teaching materials, planning lessons and tests. We very much value the range of perspectives that students from different socio-cultural contexts bring to teaching and learning. The profile of course participants is very international, including most recently Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the UK. We offer a high level of in-sessional support designed specifically around the needs of students, both in classes and on an individual basis. We provide one-to-one help with assignment and dissertation writing and are always happy to make appointments with students who want to talk privately about their work and progress. How you’re taught Assessment Assessment methods on this course are designed to evaluate your ability to apply theoretical concepts to practical work and where possible to relate ideas and proposals to your own teaching context. A range of assignment... [-]

Contact
Location address
School of Arts and Humanities
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Lane

Nottingham, England, NG11 8NS GB
Social Media