New College of the Humanities

Degree level: Undergraduate

Philosophy, Politics & History (PPH) with a Politics Major

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Course summary

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The Philosophy, Politics & History BA (PPH) at NCH offers three separate pathways to the degree. The Politics pathway enables you to study Politics as your major subject, comprising 50% of your undergraduate degree, alongside History and Philosophy as joint minors, each of which will form 25% of your degree studies. The central aim of our PPH programme is to increase your understanding of, and ability to engage with, central questions, arguments, and texts in Philosophy, Politics and History, and to provide a lively sense of interrelations between these subjects. The study of Politics comprises of political theory, examining normative questions, and the political science of how government is organised. Likewise, the study of International Relations looks at governance, institution-building, and decision-making through an analysis of historical phenomena, economics conditions, diplomatic relations, security and socio-economic factors. More information about the course can be found at:

Course details


First Year

  • Introduction to Concepts and Methods
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Ethics
  • Britain & the Wider World
The NCH Diploma
  • Critical Reasoning: Formal & Informal
  • Critical Reasoning: Scientific Reasoning
  • LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities
Find out more about the programme structure at:

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLL21
Institution code N53
Campus nameDevon House, London
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

New College of the Humanities offers a limited number of scholarships to international undergraduate students. NCH is a licensed Tier 4 Sponsor. More information for international applicants can be found at

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB 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.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 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.
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits M: 12 credits P: 0 credits 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.
Scottish Higher AABBB Please note that we do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Please note that we do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points 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.

As a general guide, our typical offers are around AAB at A Level, 35 points OR 6, 6, 5 in Higher Level subjects in the IB Diploma, or the equivalent. In addition to A Levels and the International Baccalaureate, NCH considers a range of UK qualifications including, but not limited to: Cambridge Pre-U European Baccalaureate Welsh Baccalaureate

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


An admissions adviser will review your application and will decide if they would like to invite you for an interview. Interviews at NCH are not a test of knowledge, but rather an excellent opportunity for us to get to know you and your reasons for wanting to study your chosen degree programme, providing you with a unique opportunity to discuss a subject you are passionate about with an academic tutor. Interviews also give you an opportunity to ascertain whether you enjoy the tutorial method of teaching in the ‘taster tutorial’ setting of our interviews. Most students find the interview to be an enjoyable experience.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English in order to study at the College.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

New College of the Humanities offers a select number of highly prestigious scholarships to recognise exceptional academic potential and achievements. These awards are worth up to £2,000 per year towards the NCH London tuition fees. Our Admissions team automatically considers all applicants for a scholarship award. We are committed to providing help to students requiring financial assistance to start and complete their studies. The College offers means-tested bursaries to Home Fees students depending on household income. More information about our scholarships and bursaries can be found at
Philosophy, Politics & History (PPH) with a Politics Major at New College of the Humanities - UCAS