The Philosophy minor brings clarity and rigour to students’ thinking and to advance their understanding of, and ability to engage with, central questions, arguments, theories, and texts concerning the world and our place within it.
History with Philosophy BA
The History with Philosophy BA 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.
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
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 History major and minor, the curriculum is overseen and developed by Dr Lars Kjaer, BA (AU), MPhil, PhD (Cantab), Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at NCH London.
In the case of the Philosophy major and minor, the curriculum is overseen and advocated by Professor A C Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA, Master of New College of the Humanities, Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, and previously Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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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Related degree programmes
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