Founded in 2011, New College of the Humanities (NCH) has earned a reputation as a world-class academic institution that is leading the way in UK higher education.
In 2015, The Times described NCH as offering ‘bespoke higher education’ and as being positioned ‘at the forefront of a new era, the academic equivalent of space travel’, with our weekly one-to-one tutorial system giving NCH ‘the edge on even Oxbridge’s one-to-two tutorial system in one crucial way’.
Graduate a Class Above
In 2015, the degree results of our first graduates surpassed the national average, with over 30 per cent securing a first class degree in a humanities subject and over 83 per cent attaining an upper second-class degree or above.* Destinations included Clifford Chance, Lambert Smith Hampton, Belarus Free Theatre, Deloitte, Porsche, Diageo and the British Council. Others progressed to postgraduate study at top universities including the University of Oxford, UCL, and LSE.
Since the College’s inception, NCH has developed a reputation for delivering an unrivalled university experience. In 2015, NCH was awarded best ‘Course & Lecturers’ at the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, and came fourth in the overall ‘University of the Year’ category. In 2014, 63 per cent of NCH students – more than twice the comparative statistic for Russell Group university students studying the humanities – stated that the NCH academic experience exceeded their expectations (HEPI, 2014).
* In 2014, 20 per cent of students across the UK secured a first class degree, with 72 per cent achieving an upper second-class degree or above (HESA).
Liberal arts-inspired undergraduate degrees
NCH offers a unique liberal arts-inspired undergraduate curriculum taught to small groups and through the one-to-one tutorial system that is the gold standard of a humanities education.
Undergraduates choose a combined honours degree comprising a ‘major’ subject and a complementary ‘minor’ subject, from any two of Art History, Economics, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, and Politics & International Relations. We also offer Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) and Philosophy, Politics & History (PPH) combinations, Creative Writing as a minor option, and a single honours Law LLB.*
All students at NCH combine their degree studies with the College’s enriching diploma, which is designed to provide 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.