How to Apply

The College welcomes applications from candidates who have attained upper second class honours in their undergraduate degree or an international equivalent.

We encourage applications from candidates who have studied a wide range of subjects at undergraduate level, as we recognise the interdisciplinary nature of studying the humanities and social sciences and the insights that students of different disciplines including the natural sciences can bring.

We also accept applications from mature students who have been out of education for a while, if they can demonstrate relevant professional experience or equivalent qualifications, together with the potential to thrive as a postgraduate student at NCH.

Each application will be assessed on an individual basis through their application, a reference and a personal statement.

Step 1 | Start an online application here

Postgraduate applications should be made directly to the College through our online application form. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Here, you’ll find our online application form, with details of how to start, save and complete it.

Providing you have already written your personal statement, it usually takes 20 minutes to complete the form.

Step 2 | Your refences

Your appointed Admissions Adviser will ask you for a referee’s name and contact details. Your referee should be someone who has taught or worked closely with you in an academic or professional context.

Step 3 | Your interview

An interview is not always required. If you do not have upper second class honours in your undergraduate degree but your application demonstrates potential, you will be invited to attend an interview at the College. The interview is not designed to be a test of your knowledge but is an opportunity for you to meet an academic from your subject area in a one-to-one setting similar to a dissertation supervision meeting, in order to assess your candidacy.

Step 4 | Your offer

Within a few weeks of receiving your completed application and reference, we will let you know informally, whether we will make you an offer. Your formal offer pack will follow.