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English with Philosophy BA (Hons)

Develop the skills to analyse texts and arguments clearly, and with nuance and precision while studying classic texts from antiquity to the present day, which investigate the nature of the world and how we ought to interact with it.

English with Philosophy BA (Hons)

Award:

BA (Hons) English with Philosophy

& NCH Diploma

Student Satisfaction:

100% (National Student Survey 2019)

UCAS code:

P461

Location:

Bloomsbury, London

Entry requirements:

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Study mode:

Full-time

Start date:

21st September 2020 (see term dates)

Duration:

3 years

Annual tuition fees:

Home: £9,250

International: £14,000

Programme specifications:

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Summary

The English with Philosophy BA (Hons) will allow you to develop the skills needed to analyse texts and arguments clearly, and with nuance and precision. In addition to taking period papers focusing on literature from 1550 to the present day, you’ll study rhetoric and stylistics. You will also study classic philosophical texts from antiquity to the present day, which investigate the nature of the world and how we ought to interact with it. Read more

Where can this degree take you?

Your degree and Diploma from NCH can take you anywhere. Career paths of a few recent graduates of the English major at NCH London include:  Read more

Flora (2015) is currently completing her doctorate in English literature at the University of Cambridge, and is currently an Assistant Lecturer at NCH. She previously studied for an MA in History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Miranda (2016) co-founded Vagaband and is also a Creative Consultant at Revolt London. George (2016) graduated with a job as Graduate Education Worker at INTO University. He has since been promoted many times to Senior Education Worker, Senior Cross-Centre Programme Coordinator and Volunteer Officer and, most recently, Senior Volunteer Officer.

Chloe (2017) graduated with a place on the MSt English Literature 1900 to Present Day at the University of Cambridge, where she is now working on her PhD, fully funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

 

Leah (2017) graduated with a role as Client Services Associate at Guidepoint, progressing to Institutional Business Development and Research Analyst. She has now moved to Kubrick Group where she is Strategic Accounts Manager.

Karishma (BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing, 2018) is pursuing her passion for English Literature at the University of Cambridge where she recently completed her MPhil English Studies Criticism & Culture. She is also volunteering as an English as a Second Language teacher for refugees. 

Robin (BA (Hons) English with Politics & International Relations, 2018) secured a place on the Mars Leadership Experience Graduate Scheme.

Teaching & learning

You will typically experience an average of 10 hours of high-quality contact time in each teaching week, in considerably smaller groups than are the norm for UK institutions at the undergraduate level, if you choose to study English as your major subject. The exact number of contact hours will depend on your choice of minor subject and any optional courses. Read more

Your contact hours will include a mixture of teaching methods best suited to the subject matter and to achieve the learning outcomes for each individual course. Teaching formats include one-to-one tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, and lectures of between 10 and 60 students for your degree courses.

Study Abroad

Students who accept an offer to study at NCH London starting in 2020 and 2021 can choose to experience two weeks in the summer before matriculation, in the vibrant, global community of Northeastern University in Boston, USA, on an all-inclusive, residential, Accelerate: Pre-College Programme worth £4,500 – FOR FREE. You only pay for your flights, transfers and travel insurance. Read more

This is just one of the exciting, international, academic and employability opportunities the College is developing for students joining the College in September 2020 and 2021.

Timetables

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.

Your qualification

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

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.