Economics complements the English major with a rich understanding of how societies can create and distribute wealth, and how doing so has shaped our lives and lives past.
English with Economics BA
For this English and Economics degree, you will study a broad range of literature from 1550 to the present day, and focus on literary forms and how they have changed over time. In the Economics minor you will complement your study of English with an understanding of the structures that influence the cultures and societies that produce literature – as well as keep up quantitative skills, ensuring that you will be one of the most well-rounded graduates in the job market.
Teaching & learning
You will experience an average of over 10 high-quality contact hours with academics per week, typically consisting of:
- 6 hours of degree lectures
- 1-hour one-to-one tutorial
- 1-hour small group tutorial
- 1.5 hours LAUNCH seminar
- 2 hours NCH Diploma lectures
A taste of life at NCH London
Timetables are usually made available to students during Freshers’ Week. Teaching can be scheduled to take place during any day of the week. However, when possible, Wednesday afternoons are usually reserved for sports and cultural activities.
New College of the Humanities’ degrees have been designed and created by the College’s world-class professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are strongly engaged with the material that they will teach you, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research. Read more
In the case of the English major and minor, the curriculum is overseen and advocated by Professor Sir Christopher Ricks BA, MA, BLitt (Oxon), FBA, Warren Professor of the Humanities and co- director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, formerly Professor of English at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge, and Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.
In the case of the Economics major and minor, the curriculum is overseen and advocated by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS, who has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Partha has taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester.
New College of the Humanities has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). NCH is subject to educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the UK Visas and Immigration’s Tier 4 sponsorship requirements. See the QAA for more information.
The New College of the Humanities undergraduate degree programmes have been validated by Solent University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Solent University award of the BA (Hons).
To reflect the greater richness of your studies and the additional Core Courses and professional development programme that you study at the College, you will be awarded the NCH Diploma in addition to your degree. The diploma sets you apart from other graduates by marking the greater breadth of your education at the College. The NCH Diploma is a non-credit bearing award.
Related degree programmes
The following degree programmes feature this major