New College of the Humanities
New College of the Humanities 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, Single Honours Law LLB, Combined Honours Law LLB, Philosophy, and Politics & International Relations. We also offer Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) and Philosophy, Politics & History (PPH) combinations and Creative Writing as a minor option.
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’.
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).
NCH recommend living in shared accommodation during your first year at the College so that you can experience living with fellow students and get straight into the swing of student life.