Acquire knowledge and understanding of the human past and how people have organised their lives materially and conceptually as individuals and societies, and reflect critically on the complex and contradictory information available to us now about the past while learning to read and critique literature with greater understanding and enjoyment.
History with English BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) History with English
100% (National Student Survey 2019)
21st September 2020 / 20th September 2021 (see term dates)
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The central aim of the History major is to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of the human past and how people have organised their lives materially and conceptually as individuals and societies, and to reflect critically on the complex and contradictory information available to us now about the past. The English minor gives students the relevant conceptual tools, skills, and knowledge to read literature with greater understanding and enjoyment for the rest of their lives. 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.
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 Parcelsand participated in the New Entrepreneurs Foundation Programme. He progressed to roles as Growth Manager at MyTutorand 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.
Related degree programmes
The following degree programmes feature this major