New College of the Humanities

History with Law BA New College of the Humanities Degree level: Undergraduate


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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 Law minor aims to provide a thematic basis to academic legal studies which aligns to career paths that are attractive to alumni of the College, in particular careers in which knowledge and understanding of corporate, commercial and employment matters are valuable; provide legal knowledge and skills.

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); Law minor: English Legal System (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); Law minor: Law of Tort (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); Law minor: Law of the European Union (30 credits)

Assessment method

The programme aims to: develop a respect for historical context; develop a respect for evidence; develop an awareness of the historical processes unfolding in our own time and a deep understanding of the varied traditions current today; give students an opportunity to study the history of more than one society or culture; introduce students to some of the many varieties of approaches to studying the past – social, cultural, intellectual, religious, political, economic, etc. You will also study the law of tort (civil wrongs) with a key aim to develop a sound understanding of the principles of tortious liability by considering and critically analysing the elements of specific torts, defences to them and the policy reasons underpinning the imposition of liability.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 V1M1
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.

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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