History with Art History BA New College of the Humanities


The History major covers a broad sweep of history from the end of Roman Britain through to present-day America. Six increasingly focused, period-specific courses, which encourage real intellectual depth, are accompanied by two survey courses and a course reflecting on the nature of the historical discipline, its practice, and its real-world application. The central aim of the Art History minor is to train you to look closely at works of art, architecture and design, and to acquire knowledge and understanding of their aesthetic, cultural and historical contexts.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Bedford Square, London

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


In your first year: History major: Britain & the Wider World (30 credits) and 16th Century England (30 credits), plus Medieval Europe 1000 - 1300: Faith & Power (30 credits) or From Roman Empire to Medieval Kingdoms 300 - 900: The Transformation of Power (30 credits); Art History minor: Introduction to Art History (30 credits);

In your second year: History major: History, Heritage & Memory (30 credits), plus The City in American Political Life: 1776 to the present day (30 credits) or A Long Civil Rights Movement: Black Political Protest 1918 to 1968 (30 credits), plus The History of Political Thought (30 credits) or How to Govern Well: The History of Ideas from Aristotle to Bakunin (30 credits); Art History: The Industry of Art: Renaissance & Baroque Patrons, Artists, Objects & Consumers (30 credits);

In your third year: History major: Power & Politics (30 credits), plus two from Heap of Shot or Pot of Treacle? Social History of Britain 1870 - 1914 (30 credits) or The Crusades (30 credits) or American Political Life or Early Modern History (30 credits); Art History minor: Modern Architecture from 1851 to the present (30 credits)

Assessment method

The central aim of the History major is to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of the human past and the ways in which humans have organised their lives materially and conceptually as individuals and societies, and to reflect critically on the complex and contradictory information available to us now about the past. The study of Art History gives you the opportunity to see and interpret moments in history through their architecture and material culture. The parameters of the Art History major at NCH have been set as widely as possible, from Europe to China, with a time span that extends from antiquity to the contemporary.

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 code V1V3
Institution code N53
Campus name Bedford Square, London
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB With a B in at least one humanities subject. Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted NCH as one of your A-levels.
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 - contact us for further guidance.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
P: 0 credits
Access to HE Diploma will be considered on a case by case basis -- contact us for further guidance.
Scottish Higher ABBBB We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Scottish Advanced Higher BB We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

As a general guide, our typical offers are around AAB at A-level, 35 points in the IB, an overall score of 80-85% in the European Baccalaureate or an international equivalent.

In addition to A-levels, the European Baccalaureate and the International Baccalaureate, NCH considers a range of UK qualifications including, but not limited to:

Access to HE Diploma
Cambridge Pre-U
Scottish Advanced Highers
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, reference, and will decide if they would like to invite you for interview. Interviews take the form of a “taster” tutorial, which enables us to assess if you would flourish in the tutorial system and for you to ascertain whether you enjoy this method of teaching. Most students find this taster tutorial to be very enjoyable and a great opportunity to discuss a subject you are passionate about with a university lecturer.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

New College of the Humanities is committed to providing the very best educational experience for students and recognises that some students will need financial support in order to pursue their course of study. There are a number of funding schemes by which a student can receive financial support during their time at the College. NCH offers a select number of highly prestigious scholarships to recognise exceptional academic potential and achievements. Our Admissions team automatically considers all applicants for a scholarship award. Offer holders from the UK who would be unable to take up their place without further financial support can apply to the NCH Trust for a means-tested bursary. You can apply for a bursary as soon as you receive your offer, and you are welcome to apply before you choose whether to accept your offer.