New College of the Humanities

New College of the Humanities (NCH) is a prestigious, university-level college in the heart of London. Small by design, we offer a unique and broad liberal arts-inspired curriculum with highly personalised teaching, including our gold standard one-to-one tutorial system.

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Our unique, liberal arts-inspired major/minor degree combinations offer our students a choice of bespoke, individually tailored degree programmes. Select one major course from Art History, Economics, English, History, Law, Philosophy, or Politics & IR. These subjects are all available for selection as a second, complementary ‘minor’ subject, as well as a Creative Writing minor. A single honours Law LLB, Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) and Philosophy, Politics & History (PPH) are also available.


NCH offers one of the best staff-to-student ratios in UK higher education. Degrees are taught through small seminars and lectures and our unique one-to-one tutorials, giving our students unrivalled opportunities to explore the curriculum in-depth, at a level of engagement with other students, tutors and lecturers that is second to none.  Our courses are challenging and enriching, and our students are rewarded with extra personal development and enhanced skills.


Student services

For some students, the thought of studying in such a vast city as London may be daunting, but at New College of the Humanities you will enjoy the best of both worlds with a warm, supportive, friendly community in a collegiate environment from which to launch yourself confidently into London life.

Emma Norman, Student Wellbeing Coordinator, is also located in the Student Support Office. She is available at any time during office hours to provide support, guidance and information.

Housing services

London offers a huge range of accommodation options for an even wider range of budgets. We recommend near by halls or shared accommodation so you can experience living with fellow students and get straight into the swing of student life. 

Many NCH students also choose to share private accommodation with fellow students. If you choose to live outside of halls, our student support team can help you find accommodation and other students to share with.

Library services

Students at New College of the Humanities are richly provided with library facilities, including the Registry Collection, Senate House Library (SHL), and the British Library.

All subject rooms in the College itself house a collection of key texts related to the discipline and degree taught there. 

ICT services

WiFi access and IT support are provided.

Medical services

We recommend you register with Holborn Medical Centre, the College’s General Practitioner’s Surgery (GP). You can register with the GP free of charge and it is a simple procedure which will take around 30 minutes.

Student Life

Campus life

New College of the Humanities is located in Bloomsbury, London’s university district – next to the British Museum, Senate House library, University of London gym, student bar and cafe, book shops, café’s, restaurants, supermarkets and shopping streets.

The Registry of NCH is situated in a stunning and recently refurbished Grade I listed, five-storey Georgian townhouse built between 1776 and 1781. Most of your lectures, seminars, one-to-one and small group tutorials will take place here.

Sports facilities

Energybase is a health & fitness club operated by University of London Student Central. It is less than 5 minutes walk from the NCH campus. Facilities include a 53-station fitness suite, a 33-metre swimming pool, up to 50 classes per week, remedial treatments, a sports hall and a multi-purpose studio.

Student clubs

The NCH Student Union (NCHSU) is a student-led organisation at the heart of the NCH student experience. The NCHSU exists to promote the interests of the student body as well as planning social and extracurricular activities and providing support to student clubs and societies.

This union has three aims:

  • Engaging the totality of the student body
  • Bringing the union closer to self-sufficiency
  • Building a social hub in college
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