Joint honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that truly interest you. MANDARIN CHINESE can be studied at beginner or GCSE level but if you wish to study the course at post A-level, you'll need an A-level in Mandarin Chinese. You'll develop excellent language skills as well as a broad understanding of Chinese culture and society. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to understand the history, political and social aspects of China. ENGLISH at NTU is an extremely flexible course which offers a broad range of optional modules that allow you to pursue your interests for the written word, from Shakespeare right through to travel writing. You'll be able to gain valuable work experience from our creative partnerships, where you'll be able to practically apply your theoretical knowledge and develop your career prospects. NTU's Mandarin Chinese course will introduce you to the modern spoken and written language of Chinese. You'll then focus on the historical, political and cultural background of China. This course will help you to gain impressive communication skills such as reading and speaking whilst developing your accuracy and fluency of this modern and widely spoken language. During your third year you will have the option to either work for a year or study in China. To help improve your career prospects you'll be able to take a final year module that develops translation and interpretation skills. You'll be taught with the latest cutting edge language learning methodologies and CALL technologies. English at NTU is taught by expert academics and award-winning writers. NTU has a 92% student satisfaction rate for English (NSS 2017). You'll examine a range of literature such as; Shakespeare, American literature, Black writing in Britain, travel writing and modern poetry. This course has been designed to help enhance your talents and strengths as well as provide you with the skills and knowledge to forge a successful career. The course offers you projects and placement opportunities with our creative partnerships. The latest Research Assessment Exercise has shown that 85% of NTU English research was assessed as world leading or of international quality, which means that the course is informed by the latest thinking, you'll learn from award-winning and internationally recognised academics. . This course will help you to develop a high level of fluency and accuracy in spoken and written Chinese as well as an understanding of Chinese culture, history and society. You'll gain valuable critical analysis skills, be able to manage your time effectively, be self-motivated, mature, self-reliant and confident. A degree in English will help you to communicate professionally and creatively. You'll develop strong verbal and written communication, will be able to think critically and contextualise theoretical approaches to the study of English. You'll learn how to strengthen your time management skills, critical reasoning and the course will help you to develop professional problem solving techniques. 100% of our English joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16).
Many of our recent graduates from this joint honours course have pursued careers in; publishing, teaching, recruitment, journalism, marketing, various media industries and public relations. An increasing number of NTU undergraduates continue to be recruited by firms based in East Asia for careers within creative industries and to pursue roles as translators or interpreters.
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