New College of the Humanities

Why New College of the Humanities?

Based in beautiful Bedford Square in central London, NCH is surrounded by globally renowned library collections, museums, academic bodies and arts institutes.

NCH offers combined honours degrees comprising a major and a complementary minor subject. Courses are selected from Art History, Economics, English, History, Single Honours Law LLB, Combined Honours Law LLB or Philosophy and Politics & International Relations. They also offer Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) and Philosophy, Politics & History (PPH) combinations and Creative Writing as a minor option. In addition to undergraduate degree programmes, the college also offers four Master’s programmes.

NCH students are taught through a one-to-one tutorial system, small group seminars and interactive lectures by a teaching faculty of inspiring and experienced academics with a passion for education and research. The world-class Visiting Professoriate – leading academics in their fields – deliver lectures giving our students access to some of the world’s greatest thinkers that is unparalleled at undergraduate level.

NCH students combine their degree studies with the college’s enriching diploma, encompassing applied ethics, critical reasoning, science literacy and a LAUNCH (professional development) course. The NCH diploma provides the insights required to lead a rewarding and fulfilling life and offers exceptional professional development opportunities. The NCH Diploma is awarded to graduates in addition to their degree and sets them apart from their peers by marking the greater depth of their education.

International Students

NCH is a truly international and cosmopolitan community of students and graduates.

About 40% of NCH students come from outside the UK, representing more than 40 countries. NCH warmly welcomes international students and values highly the insights and diversity they bring to the college.

At NCH, students enjoy a supportive, friendly community to launch themselves confidently into their London life and studies.

The college offers students the best of both worlds, being a member of a small, nurturing collegiate institution as well as the opportunity to be part of a community of 120,000 students through Student Central, the University of London student social hub.

NCH’s unique curriculum provides graduates with an excellent degree, prepared to make a successful transition from university to work. NCH graduates are in demand with prestigious employers, and many use their NCH degree to progress to postgraduate study at some of the world’s top universities.

Generous scholarships are available to international students.

What Students Say:

“Transitioning from a city of 50,000 to a city of eight million seemed daunting at first but I didn’t really get the opportunity to feel homesick. Being part of a small college, I don’t feel that I’m a small fish in a big pond, and NCH has faces from all over the world. Most of us are from outside London, so we all take turns navigating the labyrinth that is the tube!”

Te Manu Bounton (New Zealand), Politics & International Relations BSc with Economics & Philosophy

Quick Facts

  • Best staff to student ratio in UK higher education
  • Excellent reputation for first-class teaching
  • One-to-one tutorial system with leading academics
  • Unique liberal arts programme offering major and minor subject options
  • More than 50 degree combinations available
  • A friendly and welcoming college situated in central London

Contact

Address

19 Bedford Square, Fitzrovia, WC1B 3HH

Student Testimonials

“Transitioning from a city of 50,000 to a city of eight million seemed daunting at first but I didn’t really get the opportunity to feel homesick. Being part of a small college, I don’t feel that I’m a small fish in a big pond, and NCH has faces from all over the world. Most of us are from outside London, so we all take turns navigating the labyrinth that is the tube!”

“Studying at NCH has significantly changed the way I think about and interact with the world. After three years spent in such a challenging academic environment, I feel more able to engage with my surroundings more critically and meaningfully. In particular, the one-to-one tutorial system has benefitted me enormously for my further studies in law at the University of Oxford”

“Studying PPE at NCH forces me to look at the big picture. It’s easy to get lost in the problems of philosophical logic on a Monday evening, but on Tuesday afternoon in my Economics lecture, I have to think about the effectiveness of fiscal policy; and then on Friday morning I get to discuss J S Mill’s On Liberty in a one-to-one tutorial. I really feel like I get the best of all worlds!”

“Studying Law at NCH has been an incredible experience: the academic support coupled with the bespoke careers guidance were instrumental in helping me prepare for interviews and secure my graduate placement.

LAUNCH, the College’s professional development programme, inspired me to develop the commercial awareness necessary for the case studies I encountered in interviews, while the one-to-one tutorials helped to develop my confidence in building and defending arguments.”

“The buzzing atmosphere at NCH is unrivalled. The college has such a sense of excitement and brilliance about it tat it is difficult to imagine being a student at a university where you are simply a passing through instead of being a part of the action. One of NCH’s lesser mentioned attributes, aside from the world-class academics and lectures the size of book clubs, are the opportunities that are at the foundation of the amazing experience here.”