New College of the Humanities announces addition of Politics & International Relations degree

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New degree option available from September 2013.

Professor A C Grayling

At NCH we’re keen to develop students with intellectual breadth – interesting and interested individuals who can see the connections between varying issues in academia, society and culture.

New College of the Humanities (NCH) has today announced that a further degree course will be available to students beginning in 2013. Students will be prepared for University of London International Programme degrees in Politics & International Relations BSc. The course will be taught in addition to the Economics BSc, English BA, History BA, Law LLB and the Philosophy BA currently taught by the independent university-level college, which is based in London.

The course will be taught by a cross-faculty team including Master of the College Professor A C Grayling, Professor Vernon Bogdanor and academics from the College’s Economics, History and Philosophy faculties. A new specialist faculty member will also be recruited to teach the course.

In the first year, students will focus on the evolution of International Relations and the international systems it describes, focusing especially on ways in which social structures bring order to our otherwise anarchic international society. They will also study introductions to Modern Political Thought and to Political Science.

Further modules on offer will include Democracy & Democratization; World history since 1945; and Global environmental problems and politics.

Professor A C Grayling said: “At NCH we’re keen to develop students with intellectual breadth – interesting and interested individuals who can see the connections between varying issues in academia, society and culture.

“The introduction of this degree course will give students a further option, and one that is particularly diverse, drawing as it does on the expertise of a group of academics who will each bring a different angle to the syllabus. The Politics & International Relations course will challenge students to think globally. They will be helped to understand nations’ varying political systems, before using their knowledge of how these different systems have interacted throughout history to inform insights into how countries can best relate to one another today.”

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Alex Bevis or Thea Warren at Four Colman Getty
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Notes to Editors

New College of the Humanities (NCH) offers a new model of higher education for the humanities in the UK. NCH students enjoy one of the best staff-to-student ratios in UK higher education and benefit from a high number of quality contact hours as well as engaging and challenging one-to-one tutorials.

Our Professors are international experts in their fields and our full time academic staff members have been selected for their proven ability for teaching in addition to their research interests.
NCH welcomed its first intake of students in September 2012 and prepares students for undergraduate degrees in: Economics BSc; English BA; History BA; Law LLB and Philosophy BA.

In addition to their 12-module degree, all NCH students study a further seven modules. This is comprised of four modules from another degree subject or Politics as a contextual course and three core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking and Science Literacy. All students also follow the College’s Professional Programme.

The College is centrally located in Bloomsbury, London’s university district and students, as associate members of the University of London, have access to many of the resources of the University of London: the exceptional library in Senate House, the University of London Union, sports facilities, and many other opportunities to enrich themselves through extra-curricular activity.

In 2012, NCH made offers of full Scholarships, or generous Exhibitions to over 30% of applicants.
Scholarships are means-tested and cover the full cost of tuition over a three-year degree. These are awarded on academic merit, and students applying for these places will need excellent academic potential.

Exhibitions are based solely on academic excellence and the potential for a student to excel during their time at NCH. All students applying to NCH are automatically assessed for an Exhibition. Exhibition students pay £7,200 per year, a fee lower than that charged by many UK institutions.

The College’s rolling applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices. The next application deadline is Monday 21 January 2013. Visit http://www.NCHum.org for all enquiries and applications.

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