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Your NCH undergraduate degree

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.

The Economics major and minor curriculum has been overseen and advocated by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS, who has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Partha has taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester.

In the case of the English major and minor, the curriculum has been overseen and advocated by Professor Sir Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities and codirector of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, formerly Professor of English at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge, and Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.

In the case of the History major and minor, the curriculum has been overseen and developed by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS, Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History.

In the case of the single honours Law LLB and the Law major and minor, the curriculum has been overseen and advocated by Professor Adrian Zuckerman, LLM (Jerusalem), MA (Oxon),  who is Visiting Professor of Law at NCH and Professor of Civil Procedure at Oxford University, positions he combines with teaching the LLM Civil and Public Litigation course for University College London and King’s College London. Adrian is a leading scholar on civil litigation and the administration of justice. His book, Zuckerman on Civil Procedure, is the foremost scholarly work on the subject and is regularly cited in the higher courts in this country and abroad. He contributed to Lord Woolf’s inquiry into access to justice in 1995, and to Lord Justice Jackson’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs 2010.

The courses have been devised by Mr Nigel Urban JP, who has a first class BA in Law and Business, gained a classification of “outstanding” on the BVC and followed this by taking the BCL at Brasenose College, Oxford. He also won the award for top student in Advanced Civil Litigation at the College of Law.

Mr Urban is a non-practising barrister. He came to the law as a second career, having previously worked in project management and software development for several blue-chip companies in the financial services sector. He sits as a magistrate on the West Sussex bench.

In the case of the Philosophy major and minor, the curriculum has been 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 Politics & International Relations major and minor, the curriculum has been overseen and advocated by Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE, BA, MA (Oxon), FBA, Research Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History, King’s College London, formerly Professor of Government at the University of Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy, Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences and a former adviser to a number of governments, including those of Albania, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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.ac.uk/educational-oversight for more information.

The New College of the Humanities degree programmes have been validated by Southampton Solent University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Southampton Solent University awards of the BA (Hons) and the BSc (Hons). Students of the Law LLB will study the University of London syllabus; examinations will be set and marked by the University of London, and the degree will be awarded by the University of London.

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 noncredit bearing award.

 

Your postgraduate degree

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.

In the case of the Historical Research & Public History MA, the curriculum has been overseen and developed by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS, Head of History Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History. Depth study topics have been devised and will be taught the members of the NCH History faculty including Dr Lars Kjaer BA, MPhil, PhD, Lecturer in Medieval History, Dr Edmund Neill MA, DPhil (Oxon), MSc (LSE), FRHistS, Lecturer in Modern History, Dr Joanne Paul BA (Queen’s), MA (University of Victoria), PhD (QMUL), Lecturer in the History of Political Thought and Dr Olly Ayers BA (Manchester), PhD (Kent), Lecturer in History and Politics.

The New College of the Humanities Historical Research & Public History degree programme has been validated by the Swansea University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Swansea University award of a Master of Arts (MA).