New College of the Humanities

New College of the Humanities is a prestigious, university-level college based in the heart of London offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Small by design, it provides a unique and broad liberal arts-inspired curriculum with highly personalised teaching, including a gold standard one-to-one tutorial system.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


Specialises in a single subject area, or a small range of subjects

UCAS Code: N53

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Students at NCH can choose from a rich selection of library facilities, including the Registry Collection, Senate House Library, and the British Library.
  • The Registry has a dedicated room for each major and minor subject, in which students will find key texts related to that discipline and its courses. There are many quiet rooms throughout The Registry, which are available for tutorials and, when not being used for teaching, for private study. The Mews also provides a quiet space for study on the ground floor.

Student jobs

  • There are numerous opportunities for students to work part-time in London. While working part-time is a great way to cover living costs, students are advised to ensure it does not negatively affect their studies.

Careers advice

  • LAUNCH, the college's compulsory professional development programme, encourages students to develop winning behaviours to excel in the competitive jobs market. It is delivered by leading practitioners from a range of industries through project work, seminars and small group discussions. 
  • Each year, students work in teams to explore and address current issues faced by a range of enterprises, taking live briefs from clients and conducting primary market research. To date, projects have been developed for organisations including On Our Radar, Find A Cure, Give Me Tap and 21st Century Tiger.
  • In addition, NCH offers intensive careers counselling for all students throughout their three years at the college, including one-to-one career consultations, CV and interview preparation workshops, and opportunities for networking, work experience and internships.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Staff on site support students with their mental health. There are also well-being provisions and a triage arrangement which can be recommended to students should they need additional support.

Disability support

  • For students who are disabled or have a specific learning difference, the college aims to ensure that students' learning requirements are met in a way that suits them best. This includes providing support, making reasonable adjustments or alternative arrangements as required.
  • Provision and support may include flexibility regarding attendance and coursework deadlines (e.g time off for appointments), specialist equipment and/or software, copies of handouts in advance of lectures, or providing handouts on different coloured paper or in a larger font, and more.

Other services and facilities

  • The Junior Common Room is the social hub for students. Found in the two-storey Mews to the rear of The Registry, it provides a place where students can hang out, watch TV, eat lunch or finish an assignment. It is also the venue for student bar nights, film nights and parties.
  • Opposite The Registry is the tranquil and beautiful Bedford Square Garden: students can enjoy the Grade II listed haven of greenery with lawns, perimeter shrubbery, plane trees and winding pathways.

Students' Union

  • The NCH Student Union (NCHSU) is a student-led organisation at the heart of the NCH student experience.
  • The NCHSU exists to promote the interests of the student body as well as planning social and extracurricular activities and providing support to student clubs and societies.
  • All students are members and can enjoy the benefits of the NCHSU.


  • Founded in 2011, New College of the Humanities (NCH) has earned a reputation as a world-class academic institution that is leading the way in UK higher education.
  • In November 2018, New College of the Humanities announced a global strategic partnership with Northeastern University, a Boston-based university noted for its experiential learning approach, with a network of campuses in Boston, Charlotte, Silicon Valley and Seattle in the USA, and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

Fascinating Fact

  • Visiting professors at New College of the Humanities include Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene, Trevor Nunn, the multiple award-winning theatre director, and Bettany Hughes, presenter of numerous TV history documentaries.


New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH