Engage with two of the major traditional methods of viewing the world, studying the practice and applications of the historical discipline itself and assessing historical views about the constitution of the world and how we ought to act within it.
History with Philosophy BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) History with Philosophy
100% (National Student Survey 2019)
21st September 2020 (see term dates)
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The History with Philosophy BA (Hons) will enable you to engage with two of the major traditional methods of viewing the world. You will learn about how people have lived and interacted, from Roman Empire Britain to modern day America. You will do this through reflecting on the complex and often contradictory information about the past that is available to us now, and studying the practice and applications of the historical discipline itself. You will be able to supplement your study of history by learning to create rigorous arguments around classic and modern texts with precision and accuracy and learning to assess historical views about the constitution of the world and how we ought to act within it. 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.
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Where can this degree take me?
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 roles as Growth Manager at MyTutor and 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.
Mollie (BA (Hons) History with Philosophy, 2018) graduated to the role of Recruitment & Admissions Intern at NCH London while studying part-time for her Masters in Historical Research & Public History. She is currently Manager of Admissions at the College.
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
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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