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Postgraduate prospectus 2017–18


Contents 5 Welcome to NCH

25 Degree programmes

11 Teaching

27 MA Economic Policy & Communication

13 The Registry 15 Academics 17 Research 19 Libraries 21 Accommodation 23 Social life

29 MA Historical Research & Public History 31 MA Philosophy 33 MSc Global Politics 35 Careers 36 Applying 38 Your qualifications



‘Postgraduate study at New College

In addition to benefitting from

of the Humanities is distinguished

these, NCH postgraduates have the

by, among other things, very

added advantage of belonging to

small, highly interactive classes,

a close-knit community of

personal supervision, access to the

academics, undergraduates and

best study and research resources

alumni, thus combining all the

at Senate House Library and the

benefits of the large and small

Institute of Advanced Study, and


contact with the College’s leading international Visiting Professoriate.

‘We look forward to giving our master’s candidates a warm

‘NCH is located in Bloomsbury,

welcome at NCH, and to our

London, which is home to the

outstanding faculty working with

highest concentration of higher

them in furthering and deepening

education institutions and

their studies.’

personnel in the world, with

Professor A C Grayling

a rich array of activities and organisations open to scholars across the humanities.


Welcome to New College of the Humanities (NCH)

MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRSL, FRSA Master of the College & Professor of Philosophy


Professor Daniel C Dennett BA (Harvard), DPhil (Oxon) Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Daniel C Dennett BA (Harvard), DPhil (Oxon) Visiting Professor of Philosophy Professor Daniel C Dennett is an award-winning philosopher who is known across the world for his ability to translate the cultural and philosophical significance of science and technology to a broad audience. Daniel’s books include Breaking the Spell, Freedom Evolves and Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, and he is also author of over 300 scholarly articles on various 6

aspects of the mind, published in journals including Artificial Intelligence, Poetics Today and The Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism. In addition to his role as Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NCH, Daniel is Austin B Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, at Tufts University. He has held visiting positions at Harvard University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Oxford, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and the London School of Economics. In 2012, he was awarded the Erasmus Prize by The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation.

An unrivalled academic experience NCH has earned its standing as a

Our innovative postgraduate

world-class academic institution

degrees are designed to

that is leading the way in higher

maximise your potential, both

education. The College is proud to

academically and personally.

attract some of the world’s most

Here, you will gain advanced

enquiring minds, and we consider

skills in critical questioning,

postgraduate students to play

information gathering, synthesis

an integral role in the ongoing

and analysis, and oral and written

development of our vibrant

communication. Graduates are

collegiate community.

likely to pursue a research degree

The intimate size of NCH means that there are fewer boundaries and hierarchies between students

and an academic career, or employment opportunities in a range of diverse industries.

and academics; undergraduates, postgraduates and staff converse and socialise as equals, which offers a unique opportunity for discussion and learning across multiple disciplines, as well as the chance to forge new and exciting friendships.


The sharpest minds from across the globe, converging on the heart of London We may be a small, collegiate institution, but our students, graduates and staff form a truly international community.












Hong Kong




Republic of Ireland





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New Zealand

New Zealand



Brazil Bulgaria Canada

Czech Republic Democratic Republic of Congo France



South Africa UK


Te Manu Boynton

‘Transitioning from a city of 50,000 to a city of eight

Politics & International Relations BSc with Economics

million seemed daunting at first but I didn’t really get

& Philosophy (Lond/NCH, 2016)

the opportunity to feel homesick. Being part of a small

‘Nothing can prepare you for beginning tertiary education 12,000 miles away from home. Nonetheless, I packed my pounamu, All Blacks jersey and all other bare essentials, and trekked from New Zealand to London.

college, I don’t feel like I’m a small fish in a big pond, and NCH has faces from all over the world. Most of us are from outside London, so we all take turns navigating the labyrinth that is the Tube!’ 9

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She holds a double first class BA in History, MSt in Historical Research, and DPhil in History from the University of Oxford. Suzannah’s books include 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII, The King is Dead! The Last Will


and Testament of Henry VIII, and Henry VIII and the Court: Art, Politics and Performance. She has presented historical documentaries on the BBC, ITV, and Channel 5, and writes a regular column for History Today. Her research focuses on Henry VIII and the early Tudor court, and she is especially interested in the intersection of religious, gender, political, social and psychological history. Suzannah also researches in gender, patriarchy and sexuality in late 16th and early 17th century France.


How we teach Studying for a postgraduate

humanities education, the tutorial

degree at NCH is a rewarding

method draws out your potential

and intensely stimulating pursuit

by providing the deepest insights

that aims to help you reach

and challenging your intellectual

the pinnacle of your academic



You will be allocated a dedicated

Our postgraduate students

academic supervisor, who will

are taught through a variety of

be on-hand to guide you through

methods, including small group

the process of writing your

lecture-seminars, known at the

dissertation and developing

College as ‘lectimars’, one-to-

your academic research and

one tutorials and dissertation

presentation skills. Your subject

supervisions, in addition to

faculty will also offer support

independent study.

and advice on how best to

Highly personalised teaching is at

nurture your academic career, on

the heart of the College’s academic

working towards a PhD, academic

philosophy. In one-to-one tutorials

publishing, funding, and any other

and supervisions, our academics

queries you may have.

will work with you to question, clarify and extend the arguments that you express in your written work. The gold standard of a 11



Where we teach NCH has the great fortune of

The Registry is opposite Bedford

being based in one of the best

Square Gardens, the first gardens

locations for a higher education

in London with an imposed

institution in the UK. Situated

architectural uniformity that

in the heart of Bloomsbury, the

set the style for garden squares

main building is mere steps from

across the capital.

Senate House Library and the British Museum, and just a few minutes’ walk to Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Theatreland.

The College holds keys to these private gardens to provide students and staff with the opportunity to enjoy their innate

The NCH main building, known

beauty and tranquility, with

as The Registry, is a stunning

lawns, perimeter shrubbery,

and recently refurbished Grade

plane trees and winding

I-listed, five-storey townhouse


built between 1776 and 1781. It sits in the centre of one of the most beautiful examples of a Georgian terrace and is home to most of the College’s teaching and administrative facilities.


Our world-renowned Professoriate As a postgraduate at NCH, not only are you encouraged to attend any undergraduate lectures that interest you, we also recommend that you take advantage of regular Professorial Lectures on a variety of subjects, led by our world-leading Visiting Professors.


Groundbreaking academics in their respective fields, our Visiting Professors contribute to the College’s academic life. Between them, they deliver approximately 100 lectures in each academic year at NCH. The Professoriate works closely with the College’s academic faculty members, who lead the College’s day-to-day teaching.

Professor Simon Blackburn

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Professor Richard Dawkins

BA, MA, PhD (Cantab) Visiting Professor of Philosophy

BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS Visiting Professor of Economics

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRS, FRSL Visiting Professor of Science Literacy

Professor Daniel C Dennett

Professor Niall Ferguson

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

BA (Harvard), DPhil (Oxon) Visiting Professor of Philosophy

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon) Visiting Professor of Economic History

BA, PhD (Cantab), DArts (Bath) Visiting Professor of Art History

Professor Rebecca Goldstein

Professor Bettany Hughes

Professor Howard Jacobson

BA (Columbia), PhD (Princeton) Visiting Professor of Philosophy & Literature

BA, MA (Oxon), PhD (York) Visiting Professor of History

BA (Cantab) Visiting Professor of Creative Writing


Professor Nicholas Humphrey

Professor Lawrence Krauss

Professor Barbara McDonald

BA, MA, PhD (Cantab) Visiting Professor of Philosophy

BSc (Carleton), DPhil (MIT) Visiting Professor of Science Literacy

BA, LLB (Syd), LLM (Lond) Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Simon May

Professor Stephen Neale

Professor Sir Trevor Nunn

BA (Lond), MA (Oxon), PhD (Lond) Visiting Professor of Philosophy

BA (UCL), PhD (Stanford) Visiting Professor of Philosophy

MA (Cantab) Visiting Professor of Drama

Professor Christopher Peacocke

Professor Steven Pinker

Professor Sir Christopher Ricks

BA, BPhil, DPhil (Oxon), FBA, FAAAS Visiting Professor of Philosophy

BA (McGill), DPhil (Harvard) Visiting Professor of Psychology

BA, MA, BLitt (Oxon), FBA Visiting Professor of English

Professor Geoffrey Robertson QC

Professor Peter Singer

Professor Adrian Zuckerman

BA, LLB (Syd), BCL (Oxon) Visiting Professor of Law

BA, MA, (Melbourne), BPhil (Oxon) Visiting Professor of Philosophy

LLM (Jerusalem), MA (Oxon) Visiting Professor of Law




Research at NCH NCH is keen to support its faculty members, who are leading authorities in their fields, to further their own research, and is equally enthusiastic about postgraduate students learning from these academics at a higher level. As such, as a postgraduate student at NCH you may be offered the opportunity to assist members of your faculty on active faculty research projects. You will also be offered free places on any relevant academic conferences taking place at NCH, and will be invited to attend regular, informal research seminars with fellow postgraduate students and faculty to engage in interdisciplinary discussion.

The College is located in London’s academic heartland, and we are keen that our students take full advantage of the many outstanding research facilities that are on our doorstep. These include the world-famous Senate House Library, the Institute of Advanced Studies, the LSE Library and the British Library, as well as the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Royal Society of Literature, and the Institute of Historical Research.

For more on research opportunities at NCH, go to 17



Libraries Our postgraduate students can choose from a rich selection of library facilities, including The Registry Collection located at NCH, the British Library and Senate House Library, which includes a dedicated collection of NCH books. Just three minutes’ walk from The Registry, Senate House Library is the main library used by NCH students. It is one of the top three research libraries in the UK, particularly focused on the arts and the humanities, and home to more than three million items. NCH students have full access to its borrowing, digital and print services.

The NCH Collection has its home in one of the most spacious and beautiful reading rooms within Senate House Library. The collection contains classic texts and contemporary commentaries, which have been chosen by the College’s academic staff for their direct relevance to the degrees taught at NCH. As well as housing the worldfamous library, Senate House is the home of the University of London’s Institute of Historical Research, which runs free seminars and lectures on a diverse range of historical topics that NCH students are encouraged to attend.


Helen Graham House



Accommodation London offers a vast range of accommodation options for an even wider range of budgets. Most postgraduate students in the city choose to secure private accommodation. However, should you wish to live in student halls, we recommend two excellent options for our postgraduates. Goodenough College is an independent educational charity situated in one of Bloomsbury’s most beautiful garden squares, Mecklenburgh Square. Approximately 15 minutes on foot from NCH,

it provides a safe and supportive community for its postgraduate members in an historic, Grade II-listed building. Helen Graham House is located directly opposite the main entrance to the British Museum and is less than a five-minute walk from NCH and Senate House. This very popular accommodation houses undergraduate as well as postgraduate students in a stunning period building and offers exceptional value for money.

For more information, contact our Student Wellbeing Coordinator at 21



A buzzing social scene At NCH, we believe that an active social life is a vital part of your higher education. From the College’s burgeoning list of clubs and societies and the wide array of social events hosted by our students, to the electrifying social scene across London itself, there really is something for everyone.

As a master’s student, you’ll be offered the opportunity to attend dedicated postgraduate events during NCH Freshers’ Week. For a £40 annual membership fee, you can also join Student Central, a social hub managed by the University of London that runs a huge variety of clubs and societies for all London students.

The social scene at NCH is ably supported by the New College of the Humanities Student Union (NCHSU), the representative body for students of NCH. Events organised by NCHSU range from spoken word slams to film screenings and plays, and are complemented by regular bar nights.



In 2017-18, we plan to offer four master’s programmes, which can be studied full-time over the course of a year, or part-time over two years. Each programme has been designed by NCH’s leading academics to challenge, stimulate and inspire our postgraduate students,


Our postgraduate degrees and to provide an outstanding foundation from which to continue a career in academia, or to secure a top position in a professional sector of your choice.


Dr Marianna Koli BSc, MSc, PhD (Manchester) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr Marianna Koli BSc, MSc, PhD (Manchester) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Economics Dr Marianna Koli gained an MSc with Distinction in Business Economics from the University of Manchester. Her dissertation focused on debt sustainability in developing countries. This was followed by a PhD in Development Policy & Management, with a thesis on the Mexican transition to democracy and its impact on Mexican public finance distribution. Marianna has held positions at the University of 26

Birmingham and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL) in Mexico City, and has undertaken a number of pastoral and advisory roles in educational organisations. Her primary research area is public policy, with a regional specialism in Latin America and central interests in the causes of crime and poverty, particularly their socio-economic and institutional triggers. She has written for numerous publications, including the International Journal of Public Administration and Economia.

MA Economic Policy & Communication* The most effective economic analysts both understand the technical detail of economic arguments, and possess an ability to engage in meaningful conversation about economic matters with economists and the general public. An exciting mix of economic policy and the communication of economic knowledge, this MA will train you to understand how economic knowledge is used in the modern world, and will give you the skills to be an informed participant in, and shaper of, the world’s most pressing economic conversations. The programme uses a variety of innovative methods to demonstrate and evaluate economic communication with all types of audiences. You will develop a wide range of economic skills, and an advanced ability to understand, interpret and communicate economic research. You will undertake projects including presentations, essays and social media analyses, and, in your third term, will carry out an extended piece of independent research that aims to produce a publishable piece of economic analysis.

Course titles Microeconomic Principles (15 credits) Public & Industrial Economic Policy (15 credits) Communication & Public Understanding of Economics (15 credits) Statistics & Quantitative Research Skills (15 credits) Macroeconomic Principles (15 credits) International Economic Policy (15 credits) The Making & Communication of Economic Knowledge (15 credits) Research Design & Data Collection (15 credits) Ethics & Evaluation of Communication (10 credits) Dissertation (50 credits)

*We hope to introduce this programme in September 2017, subject to completion of the approval process.

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Dr Lars Kjaer BA (Aarhus), MPhil, PhD (Cantab) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Dr Lars Kjaer BA (Aarhus), MPhil, PhD (Cantab) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Medieval History Dr Lars Kjaer obtained his BA in History & Social Anthropology from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2007. That year, he moved to Cambridge, where he completed an MPhil in Medieval History. In 2008, 28

he was awarded funding from the AHRC to undertake a PhD in History at the University of Cambridge, which he completed in 2012. Lars’ research focuses on the challenges and possibilities of using approaches from social anthropology in studying the central Middle Ages. He is known for his work on the role of gift exchange and feasting in creating social bonds between aristocrats.

MA Historical Research & Public History This innovative MA provides advanced training in historical method, historiography, theory and the practices of historical research. It also explores history as it is represented, constructed and debated in the public sphere, including in museums and galleries, heritage sites, public policy and in the media.

Course titles

Our MA offers historical training through four main approaches. The course

Depth Study II* (20 credits)

in The Historian’s Craft provides advanced training in historical method,

Dissertation I (20 credits)

historiography, and the practices of historical research. The Public History course explores history as it is represented in the public sphere, whether in

The Historian’s Craft (20 credits) Depth Study I* (20 credits) Public History (20 credits)

Applied Public History (20 credits)

museums and galleries, heritage sites and historic houses, radio and television

Dissertation II (60 credits)

broadcasting, film, popular history books, historical novels, or public policy. It

*Two Depth Studies from:

includes meeting with leading historians in the public sphere, and practitioners of public history, including, in the coming year, Professor Simon Schama


The Royal Court: Ritual, Culture & Power in Medieval England, 1150-1300


Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World


The Later Victorian Age: Society & Culture, 1870-1900


African Americans & Economic Inequality from Civil War to Civil Rights

CBE, historical consultant Alex von Tunzelmann, and historical novelist Hallie Rubenhold. The Depth Studies courses investigate specific historical periods from medieval to modern. Finally, students complete a substantial piece of original historical research in the form of a 20,000-word dissertation (supported by a 5,000-word research proposal and bibliographic essay), for which you will have individual supervisions. This MA is suitable for people who have a first degree in History and want to transition into historical research or public history, as well as those who have a first degree in another discipline and want to convert to history.

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Dr Naomi Goulder BA, MA, PhD (Cantab) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr Naomi Goulder BA, MA (Cantab), PhD (Lond) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Dr Naomi Goulder received a double first in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, studied with a Henry Fellowship in the Philosophy Department at Harvard, and completed her doctoral degree with an AHRC award at Birkbeck College,


University of London. From 2009 to 2011, she was a teaching fellow in moral and political philosophy at the University of Bristol. Naomi works at the intersection of the philosophy of action and ethics and is especially interested in relations between authority and authorship. She has written for numerous publications, including the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy.

MA Philosophy* Studying philosophy at NCH is a truly unique proposition. Boasting a lively and interdisciplinary research culture, focused tutorials and one-to-one supervisions, and professors including the philosophers A C Grayling, Simon Blackburn, Daniel Dennett and Peter Singer, NCH offers a distinctive and stimulating environment that is exceptionally conducive to the successful study of the subject.

Course titles

Our dynamic Philosophy MA is a rigorous and wide-ranging programme that

Ancient Philosophy (20 credits)

is relevant both to those entering formal philosophical study as graduates

Contemporary Ethics (20 credits)

of other disciplines, and to philosophy graduates seeking to consolidate

Epistemology & Philosophy of Science (20 credits)

and expand their studies. You have the freedom to choose from a range of thought-provoking and intellectually rigorous courses, depending on your interests and research ambitions. In your third term, you will undertake an extended piece of research, led by a dedicated supervisor from the Philosophy Faculty.

General Philosophy I (20 credits) General Philosophy II (20 credits) Plus four courses from: Aesthetics (20 credits)

History of Ethics (20 credits) History of Modern Philosophy (20 credits) Kant to Nietzsche (20 credits) Logic (20 credits) Metaphysics (20 credits) Philosophy of Mind & Language (20 credits) Political Philosophy (20 credits) Plus: Dissertation (60 credits)

*We hope to introduce this programme in September 2017, subject to completion of the approval process.

For more on this degree, visit 31

Dr Diana Bozhilova AKC BA (Hons), PhD (KCL) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

Dr Diana Bozhilova AKC BA (Hons), PhD (KCL) Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations Dr Diana Bozhilova has a first class undergraduate degree with distinction in European Studies with German, and a PhD in Justice and Home Affairs and Industrial Policy Reform from King’s College London, where she was jointly an ORC UK and an Open Society New York Scholar. Following completion of her PhD, Diana was the A C Laskarides Post-Doctoral 32

Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, with a project on energy security. Returning to her alma mater in 2010, Diana completed a historical review of a centenary of relations in South-East Europe since the London Peace Treaty. More recently, she has served as an expert witness on the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union. Diana is a published author on democratisation and reform since the end of the Cold War, as well as on energy security in the EU-Russia partnership.

MSc Global Politics* This stimulating degree engages with dominant issues in global politics and global citizenship. By the end of the programme, you will have developed structured, exploratory, in-depth, and applied knowledge of this vibrant field.

Course titles Global Politics I (20 credits)

You will explore two main strands of global citizenship within global politics:

Universal Man: Global Politics & Human Nature in Western Political Thought c. 1750-1850 (20 credits)

the first is the development of global democracy, and the second is the notion

Nationalism (20 credits)

of transnational justice. The programme offers sustained training in research methods, framework models and concepts, and you will be encouraged

Global Politics II (20 credits)

to explore the conceptual framework of global citizenship in a number of

Plus one course from:

important areas, such as security, European integration, nationalism and

European Union (20 credits)

political thought. In your third term, you will build on an area of research from the courses already studied and write a dissertation, supervised by a member of the Politics & International Relations Faculty.

Global Security (20 credits) Plus: Dissertation Preparation (20 credits) Dissertation (60 credits)

*We hope to introduce this programme in September 2017, subject to completion of the approval process.

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Undergraduate employment & internship offers Arts & Heritage

FMCG & Retail

Public Sector & NGO

Belarus Free Theatre


Civil Service Fast Stream

Imperial War Museum


Institute of Economic AffaIrs

Kensington Palace


The British Council

Warner Music


The European Commission

Banking & Finance

Journalism & Broadcasting

UN – International Maritime Organisation




The Daily Mail

Cannaccord Genuity

The Daily Telegraph

Deutsche Bank

The Sunday Times

JP Morgan

The Week

Kleinwort Benson National Bank of Greece The Fine Art Fund Group

Corke Wallis Diageo Enders Analysis Grey Advertising



Allen & Overy

Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

Baker & MacKenzie

Maher Bird Associates LLP

Charity & Social Enterprise

Clifford Chance

Fondazione Nuove Fiore

DLA Piper

Give Me Tap

Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer

INTO University

Hogan Lovells



Norton Rose Fulbright


Step Up

Slater & Gordon


The Ginko Library

Slaughter & May


Consulting & Management

Media & Publishing

Postgraduate study


Haus Publishing

City University


Orion Publishing

King’s College London

Eden McCallum

The Good Schools Guide


Porsche PS Live

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Lambert Smith Hampton


Marketing, Advertising & PR

MSB Consultancy

NCH Student Enterprises

The New School, NY


End of Moving Walkway Theatre

University College London

The Grange Group

Eruditio Capital

University of Cambridge

Webber Fox


University of Oxford


Bespoke careers support Your education at NCH will be further enhanced by access to our dedicated careers service, which offers employer receptions with professionals from a range of industries, and use of the LAUNCH electronic Careers Centre, replete with features and functionality for careers guidance, interview advice and job searching. Our expert Careers Advisers will be on-hand to offer advice, often one-to-one, on securing a professional future that best matches your skills and ambitions, should you decide not to continue in academia. This will be supplemented with support from your tutors.

John Tsopanis

Tessa Darbyshire Philosophy BA with Politics & Economics (Lond/NCH, 2015) Creative Strategist, Corke Wallis ‘I’m a Creative Strategist working at leading branding agency Corke Wallis in London. I met my boss at an employers’ reception at NCH. That Easter, he took me on for a fortnight and I’ve been working there ever since! NCH gave me great networking leads and the selfconfidence to follow them up.’

Economics BSc with Philosophy & Politics (Lond/NCH, 2015) Consultant, Deloitte ‘The extended exposure to world-leading thinkers and business experts that you experience as a student here makes you incomparably comfortable dealing with seniority and expertise. Tea with Richard Dawkins makes a client meeting with a CFO feel very natural – you don’t get that exposure anywhere else.’


Applying Entry requirements

How to apply

The College welcomes applications from candidates who have attained an upper second class honours undergraduate degree or above in their chosen subject or a related discipline. We also accept applications from those who may not have studied the subject before in a formal capacity or 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.

Applications should be made directly to the College through our website. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English in order to study at the College. We ask for a score of 7.0 in the IELTS test, with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the four components (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). English language qualifications must have been obtained within two years prior to application to NCH. EU students who have been educated entirely in English for a minimum of three years prior to application may be exempt from these requirements.


We assess your candidacy individually, and carefully consider all the elements of your application to determine whether you have the potential to flourish at the College. When you start your application, one of our Admissions Advisers will be appointed as your personal contact to answer any questions you may have, and they will also 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. Once we have received your completed application and reference we will let you know informally, within a few weeks, if we are going to make you an offer. A formal offer pack will follow. Please note that if you do not have an upper second class honours first degree but your application demonstrates potential, you will be invited to an interview at the College with an academic from your chosen faculty. Interviews are not designed to be a test of your knowledge, but rather an opportunity for you to meet an academic who specialises in your subject in a one-to-one setting similar to that of a dissertation supervision, in order to assess your suitability for the programme.


International student visas

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS Visiting Professor of Economics

NCH is licensed by the UK government to sponsor and assist with Tier 4 visa applications for all of our licensed programmes. Nationals of the EU and EEA, as well as Switzerland, do not require a visa to study in the UK. Part-time study is not available for those postgraduate students who require a Tier 4 visa. We know that visa applications can be complicated and daunting, so we have dedicated staff on-hand to help you through the visa application process. Please contact

Tuition fees The tuition fees for postgraduate students entering the College in 2017-18 are £11,000 for students from the UK, EU and EEA, including Switzerland, and £15,000 for international students. The part-time, two-year fees will be 50 per cent of the above in year one and the remaining 50 per cent in year two of your studies.

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS Visiting Professor of Economics One of the world’s leading economists, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was named a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours List for services to economics. He 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.

Reading for a degree in Physics at the University of Delhi, Sir Partha then moved to the University of Cambridge, where he took a degree in Mathematics, followed by a PhD in Economics. His first teaching position was at the London School of Economics. Sir Partha divides his time between NCH and Cambridge, where he is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, and Manchester, where he teaches graduates Environmental & Development Economics. 37

This document is prepared ahead of the academic period to which it relates to provide potential applicants with an overview of the programme for which they are applying. As a result, there may be infrequent occasions when the College is unable to offer individual courses within degrees as advertised; on such occasions, another individual course will be offered which will have equal academic benefit to the course originally advertised. From time to time, individual faculty members may stop teaching at the College; in such instances, the College will undertake reasonable endeavours to ensure that students are taught by another academic with an equal level of qualification, research interests, and experience.


Fees are reviewed regularly, at least annually, and are subject to increase from time to time but no more than annually. A review of the fees charged will take account of RPI, wage rises and other costs that the College bears to deliver the degree. Only in cases of force majeure will the increase in fees be above RPI +5%. If less than a term’s notice is given of a fee increase greater than RPI +5%, notice of withdrawal given within 21 days after notice of the increase was received will not incur a term’s fees in lieu of notice. NCH reserves the right to make such alterations and amendments as necessitated by circumstances. The information this document contains is correct at the date of publication.


Your qualifications 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 teach, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research. In the case of the MA Economic Policy & Communications, the curriculum has been overseen and developed by Dr Marianna Koli BSc, MSc, PhD (Manchester), Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Economics. In the case of the MA Historical Research & Public History, the curriculum has been overseen and developed by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History. In the case of the MA Philosophy, the curriculum has been overseen and developed by Dr Naomi Goulder BA, MA (Cantab), PhD (Lond), Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. In the case of the MSc Global Politics, the curriculum has been overseen and developed by Dr Diana Bozhilova BA, PhD (Lond), Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations.

The New College of the Humanities Historical Research & Public History degree programme has been validated by Swansea University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Swansea University award of a Master of Arts (MA). At the time of going to print, the New College of the Humanities MA Economics & Communications degree programme is undergoing the approval process by Swansea University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Swansea University award of a Master of Arts (MA). The New College of the Humanities MA Philosophy degree programme is undergoing the approval process by Swansea University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Swansea University award of a Master of Arts (MA). The New College of the Humanities MSc Global Politics degree programme is undergoing the approval process by Swansea University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Swansea University award of a Master of Science (MSc).


King’s Cross

Regent’s Park University College London (UCL) Royal Institute of Philosophy

KEY Universities

Goodenough College Halls of residence

Cultural institutions Halls of residence

Russell Square

Student Central Birkbeck

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School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

Russell Square London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Senate House Library Goodge Street +44 (0)20 7637 4550

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art

London Review Bookshop Helen Graham House Halls of residence

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Cartoon Museum

Museum of Comedy

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