Develop your historical knowledge and your ability to communicate it effectively by exploring a broad range of historical periods from the Roman Empire through to present-day America in depth, while learning to write effectively in a diverse number of literary forms, from script-writing, immersive journalism, and short fiction to creative non-fiction.
History with Creative Writing BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) History with Creative Writing
100% (National Student Survey 2019)
21st September 2020 (see term dates)
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Studying the History with Creative Writing BA (Hons), you will develop both your historical knowledge and your ability to communicate it effectively. You will explore a broad range of historical periods from the Roman Empire through to present-day America in depth, and take courses examining the historical discipline itself, and its practice and applications. You will also learn to write effectively in a diverse number of literary forms, from script-writing, immersive journalism, and short fiction to creative non-fiction. Read more
Teaching & learning
You will typically experience an average of 8 or more 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 History 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.
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.
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 History major at NCH London include: Read more
Frankie (2015) undertook summer internships at Historic Royal Palaces, Rund Partnership, and Savills. Originally graduating with a role at Lambert Smith Hampton as Graduate Surveyor, Property Management, Frankie has rotated through Lease Advisory, Real Estate Advisory and Valuations, while completing her Masters in Interdisciplinary Design in the Built Environment at the University of Cambridge. She is currently Senior Sustainability Surveyor at Lambert Smith Hampton.
Alfred (2015) took his MSt Global & Imperial History at the University of Oxford and is now an Analyst at Glenmont Partners. Johnny (2015) graduated with a role as an Associate at KPMG. He progressed to the role of Tax Consultant at Pirola Pennuto & Associati, and is currently a Forensic Accountant at BTVK Advisory.
Marius (2016) graduated with a role as Product Manager at Doddle Parcels and participated in the New Entrepreneurs Foundation Programme. He progressed to Growth Manager at MyTutor and is currently Growth Manager at Coconut. He is also a co-founder of Student2StartUp.
Morgan (2016) followed her undergraduate degree with a Masters in Human Rights at Columbia University, New York. Having been a Researcher at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and a Global Advocacy Intern at Human Rights Watch, she is currently Campaigns & Research Assistant at Crisis Action.
Jess (2017) graduated with a job as Audit Associate in Investment Management at KPMG.
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
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.
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