New College of the Humanities

Course Introduction

Take advantage of the opportunity to study English literature in London – the birthplace of countless literary movements and authors. NCH offers courses which combine the broad historical assessment of literature common to traditional English degrees with a wider approach to where and how we encounter literary texts and cognate forms of art.

Studying English at NCH will teach you to analyse texts in both a creative and a technical manner. You will study rhetoric, stylistics, and learn to compare different text and other art forms. You will engage with literary criticism, as well as studying literature from 1550 to the present day.

The English with Philosophy BA will allow you to develop the skills needed to analyse texts and arguments clearly, and with nuance and precision. In addition to taking period papers focusing on literature from 1550 to the present day, you’ll study rhetoric and stylistics. You will also study classic philosophical texts from antiquity to the present day, which investigate the nature of the world and how we ought to interact with it.

Course Modules

First Year:

- Literature 1700 – 1830

- Literature 1830 – 1900

- Criticism

- Ethics

The NCH Diploma

- Critical Reasoning: Formal & Informal

- Critical Reasoning: Scientific Reasoning

- LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees