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Philosophy with Art History BA (Hons)

Bring a clarity and rigour to your thinking about topics such as morality, metaphysics, and art and develop key critical thinking and communications skills sought by graduate employers worldwide.

Entry Requirements

Standard offers

At New College of the Humanities, we look at you as an individual using references, personal statements and, for undergraduate admission, interviews in addition to exam grades to assess your unique potential to benefit from and contribute to the NCH community. The below are indicative of our standard offers for popular high school-level qualifications.


AAB. Please note that NCH does not accept A-levels in General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives.

Students studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside three A Levels may be eligible for an alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

An overall score of 35 points OR 6, 6, 5 in subjects taken at Higher Level.
Please note, the overall score of 35 points includes TOK and the Extended Essay, and students must achieve a pass in the IB Diploma for entry to our courses.

European Baccalaureate


Scottish Higher

AABBB. We do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

AB. We do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.

Access to HE Diploma

45 Level 3 credits at Distinction: 33 credits. Merit: 12 credits. Pass: 0 credits.

The Access to HE Diploma will be considered on a case by case basis – please contact us for further guidance.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are considered on a case-by-case basis when offered in combination with required A-level – contact us for further guidance.

International qualifications

If your qualification is not listed above, you’ll find information about other international qualifications here.

Also required

International student English language requirements

We would normally require an IELTS score of 7.0 (including 6.5 in each component). If you need a visa to study in the UK, then we can only accept the IELTS test from an UKVI approved centre and not any other English language tests due to the visa requirements set by the UK Government. English language qualifications must have been obtained within two years before application to NCH.

EU/EEA student English language requirements

EU/EEA students who have taken higher level English as part of their secondary school examinations, or who have been educated entirely in English for a minimum of three years prior to application, may be exempt from these requirements. EU/EEA students studying the IB (International Baccalaureate) may be exempt provided they have achieved the following grades: English A: English Language & Literature or English Literature HL4 or SL5, or English B: HL5 or SL7.

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