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English with Politics & International Relations

New College of the Humanities

UCAS Code: S346 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Students studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside three A Levels may be eligible for an alternative offer. Please note that A Level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by NCH as one of your A Levels. We do not accept native language A Levels as part of your A Level offering.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

All 45 credits should be Level 3. The Access to HE Diploma will be considered on a case by case basis -- please contact us for further guidance.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Our typical offer for applicants who are studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma is: “An overall score of 35 points OR 6, 6, 5 in subjects taken at Higher Level.” Please note, the overall score of 35 points includes TOK and the Extended Essay, and students must achieve a pass in the IB Diploma for entry to our courses.

BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are considered on a case by case basis when offered in combination with required A Level(s) - please contact us for further guidance.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Please note that we do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Please note that we do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

104-147

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

English literature

International relations

Politics

**Summary**

The English programme at NCH is intended to bring rigour to a student’s thinking, and advance students’ powers of engagement with both literary texts and the issues with which they engage. The central aim of the Politics and International Relations minor is to analyse the relationship between the individual and the state, and the sources of state authority and forms of government, by understanding resource distribution and value allocation.

**Teaching & Learning**

You will typically experience an average of 10 hours of high-quality contact time in each teaching week, in considerably smaller groups than are the norm for UK institutions at the undergraduate level, if you choose to study English as your major subject. The exact number of contact hours will depend on your choice of minor subject and any optional courses.

Your contact hours will include a mixture of teaching methods best suited to the subject matter and to achieve the learning outcomes for each individual course. Teaching formats include small group tutorials, seminars, lectures, and academic office hours for your degree courses.

**Where can this degree take you?**

Your degree and Diploma from NCH can take you anywhere. Career paths of a few recent graduates of the English major at NCH London include:

Flora (2015) is currently completing her doctorate in English literature at the University of Cambridge, and is currently an Assistant Lecturer at NCH. She previously studied for an MA in History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Miranda (2016) co-founded Vagaband and is also a Creative Consultant at Revolt London. George (2016) graduated with a job as Graduate Education Worker at INTO University. He has since been promoted many times to Senior Education Worker, Senior Cross-Centre Programme Coordinator and Volunteer Officer and, most recently, Senior Volunteer Officer.

Chloe (2017) graduated with a place on the MSt English Literature 1900 to Present Day at the University of Cambridge, where she is now working on her PhD, fully funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Leah (2017) graduated with a role as Client Services Associate at Guidepoint, progressing to Institutional Business Development and Research Analyst. She has now moved to Kubrick Group where she is Strategic Accounts Manager.

Karishma (BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing, 2018) is pursuing her passion for English Literature at the University of Cambridge where she recently completed her MPhil English Studies Criticism & Culture. She is also volunteering as an English as a Second Language teacher for refugees.

Robin (BA (Hons) English with Politics & International Relations, 2018) secured a place on the Mars Leadership Experience Graduate Scheme.

More information about the course can be found at: https://www.nchlondon.ac.uk/degrees/undergraduate/english/english-with-politics-international-relations-ba/

Modules

Year 1
- Criticism
- Literature 1700 – 1830
- Literature 1830 – 1900
- International Relations: Theory and Practice

The NCH Diploma
- Critical Reasoning
- LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

Year 2
- Shakespeare and his Afterlives
- Literature 1550 - 1700
- Literature 1900 - the Present
- Old Powers, New Powers: Imperialism, Colonialism and the Modern State

The NCH Diploma
- Science Literacy
- LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

Year 3
- North American Literature
- Cultures of London
- Comparative Literature
- International Organisations: Global and Local

The NCH Diploma
- Applied Ethics
- LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

Find out more about the programme structure at: https://www.nchlondon.ac.uk/degrees/undergraduate/english/english-with-politics-international-relations-ba/courses/

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Devon House, London

Department:

English

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

100%
high
English literature
87%
high
International relations
87%
high
Politics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Politics

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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