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Founded in 2012, with the aim of providing the highest quality of education in the humanities and social sciences, New College of the Humanities has established itself as a prestigious, university-level college based in the heart of London. Small by design, we offer a unique and broad liberal arts-inspired curriculum with highly personalised teaching, including our gold standard one-to-one tutorial system. Our liberal arts-inspired major/minor degree combinations offer students a choice of combined honours degree programmes.  Select one major course from Art History, Economics, English, History, Law, Philosophy, or Politics & IR. These subjects are all available for selection as a second, complementary ‘minor’ subject, as well as a Creative Writing minor. A single honours Law LLB, Philosophy, Politics & Economics BA (PPE) and Philosophy, Politics & History BA (PPH) are also available.

All undergraduate students at NCH combine their degree studies with the College’s enriching diploma (non-credit bearing). Comprising eight courses in Applied Ethics, Critical Reasoning, Science Literacy and the unique LAUNCH professional development programme, the Diploma equips students with an intelligent understanding of the core concepts, arguments and theories that underpin the study of the humanities, and enables them to approach their degree studies in a rounded and enlightened way. The LAUNCH programme introduces vital professional skills, attitudes and behaviours, identified by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to be valuable to employers across a range of professions. To ensure that every student who is prepared to work hard will achieve their full potential and leave fully equipped to face the challenges of our increasingly complex world.

 Outline of WP provisions 

A warm welcome from the Widening participation team here at the New College of the Humanities (NCH). If you are a teacher or careers advisor in a state school or college supporting students progressing into higher education, we are here to help you. The widening participation team partner up with teachers and advisors to improve access to university for under-represented groups. If you would like your students to get involved in our widening participation activities please email our Widening Participation Officer, Hayley, at hayley.pazmino@nchlondon.ac.uk We wish to help schools as much as we can, so if you can’t find something that fits what you are looking for, please do get in touch so we can discuss arranging sessions bespoke to your student needs. How to write a successful personal statement Life as a student – how to live on a student budget Who killed the King? – Life as a Historian The importance of Law – How is law relevant to everyday life What is the meaning of life? – An hour inside the mind of a Philosopher Off-campus activities Subject talks Our enthusiastic academics can deliver subject-specific talks at your event, school or college. Every session is designed to raise student aspirations and motivation to explore the subject outside the classroom. 

We offer talks in the following subjects:  Art History, Economics, English, History, Law, Philosophy, and Politics & International Relations. Student life talks Find out more about life as an NCH student! Our widening participation ambassadors can provide an insight into the higher education journey, from choosing a course to enrolling at university.


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