New College of the Humanities (NCH) is a university-level institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in humanities and social sciences. NCH is located at Devon House, in central London’s St Katharine Docks. This new location boasts state-of-the-art facilities combined with unrivalled views of the River Thames and Tower Bridge.
NCH continues to develop, and was granted Degree Awarding Powers in February 2020 when it partnered with Northeastern University. NCH has become part of Northeastern University’s Global Network, and students gain opportunities for new academic programmes, research collaborations, overseas study and alumni scholarships for postgraduate courses. Additionally, students benefit from access to Northeastern University’s digital library – a huge archive of resources and information.
Students at NCH study a combined honours degree comprising a ‘major’ and ‘minor’ subject. The college also offers degrees in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) and Philosophy, Politics & History (PPH), a single honours Law LLB, and a Philosophy & Cognitive Science BA.
The college’s unique liberal arts-inspired undergraduate curriculum is taught through interactive lectures and small group tutorials. There is a strong emphasis on the individual, and students are encouraged to develop personally, professionally and academically, through programmes such as LAUNCH which equips students with the skills and knowledge to succeed after university.
NCH has an expanding range of degree programmes. Undergraduate programmes include:
- Art History
- Business Administration
- Creative writing (minor only)
- Data science (minor only)
- Politics & international relations
- Cognitive Science (only with Philosophy)
Teaching comprises small group tutorials and interactive lectures. Students benefit from one of the best staff-to-student ratios in UK higher education, allowing everyone the chance to participate and thrive.
NCH has a small but growing number of postgraduate degrees, including one US awarded degree from Northeastern. Postgraduate degrees are offered in the following areas:
Computer and Data Science
- Responsible Artificial Intelligence
- MSc Computer Science
Politics and International relations
- MSc Digital Politics & Sustainable Development
- LLB (Hons) Law with International Legal Studies (Senior Status)
- MA Philosophy
- MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence
- MSc Project Management (a one year Northeastern University US degree taught in London)
NSS and student performance
NCH achieved 84% student satisfaction in the NSS for 2021.
In 2021 91% of students graduated with a 2:1 or higher with 49 % achieving a First Class Degree (versus a sector average of 76% 2:1 or above and 28% First Class according to HESA 2019)
97.6% of graduates employed or in postgraduate study after 15 months in 2021 (versus a sector average of 88%)
Our student body
NCH welcomes students from all over the world and is home to a diverse student body of over 900 students. Furthermore, our students benefit from access to a global network of 282,000 alumni in 170 countries plus 3,000 employers.
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