Understand our world and our place in it by considering how humans ought to interact with each other and the world and exploring central philosophical arguments and questions throughout history, and how they create their institutions, and the different bases for state authority and legitimacy.
Philosophy with Politics & International Relations BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Philosophy with Politics & International Relations
100% (National Student Survey 2019)
21st September 2020 (see term dates)
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The Philosophy with Politics & International Relations BA (Hons) will help you to understand our world and our place in it. In Philosophy, you will consider how humans ought to interact with each other and the world and explore central philosophical arguments and questions throughout history. In the Politics & IR minor you will study how humans interact with each other, how they create their institutions, and the different bases societies find for state authority and legitimacy. Read more
Where will this degree get you?
Your degree and Diploma from NCH can take you anywhere. Career paths of a few recent graduates of the Philosophy major at NCH London include: Read more
Jamie (Philosophy, 2015) graduated with a place at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, where he qualified as an accountant and progressed to the role of Audit & Accounts Senior. Frankie (Philosophy, 2015) is an Analyst at Kirkoswald Capital Partners. Raphael (Philosophy, 2015) is a trainee solicitor at Shearman Sterling LLP.
Miles (2016) started at CRBE as a Business Analyst after graduating and is currently Global Business Manager at CBRE. Matthew (2016) took an MSc Public Policy & Administration at the LSE and is now Coordinator For International Relations at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services, Israel. Meanwhile Thomas (Philosophy, 2016) is working on grass-roots educational projects in Athens.
Salisa (2017) is currently a Civil Servant at the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.
Ruth (BA (Hons) Philosophy with Politics & International Relations 2018) is currently Policy Consultant & Researcher for Independent Higher Education.
Iona (BA (Hons) Philosophy with Economics 2019) graduated with a place on the Civil Service Fast Stream and is currently Rough Sleeping Policy Adviser at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Val (BA (Hons) Philosophy with English, 2019) is currently studying for her Masters in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
Teaching & learning
You will typically experience an average of 9 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 Philosophy 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.
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
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.
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