The central aim of the Philosophy major is to bring 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.
Philosophy with Creative Writing BA
The Philosophy with Creative Writing BA will teach you to write and analyse texts and arguments with clarity, rigour, and originality. The Philosophy major will give you the ability to engage with central questions, arguments, theories and texts concerning the world and our place within it. You’ll learn about the logic behind language and meaning, alongside studying topics such as ethics, metaphysics and aesthetics. The Creative Writing minor will enable you to express your philosophical judgements in a variety of forms, from short fiction to poetry to scriptwriting, as has been established practice in the history of philosophy.
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
A taste of life at NCH London
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 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.
In the case of the Creative Writing minor, the curriculum is overseen and developed by Jaya Savige BA, MPhil (UQ), PhD (Cantab – pending), Gates Cambridge Scholar, poet and Poetry Editor of The Australian.
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 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.
Related degree programmes
The following degree programmes feature this minor