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New College of Humanities

Professor A C Grayling and a group of stellar professors will open The New College of the Humanities in September 2012.

The College, which will be based in Bloomsbury, London, will offer University of London single honours degrees in English literature, economics, history, law and philosophy. Additionally, students will take the College Diploma, giving them the chance to study a contextual course of four modules from one of the degree disciplines, a core course comprising applied ethics, logic and critical thinking, science literacy and professional skills. Students can expect at least 12 contact hours each week, including an hour long one-to-one tutorial, a small group tutorial and two participative lectures in their main academic study, and lectures and seminars in their diploma subjects. Application is directly to New College through their website and not through UCAS. In addition to an academic reference, the admissions process requires the submission of a piece of written work and an interview. Offers are likely to be at the AAA level but sympathetic consideration will be given to applicants who have a strong recommendation from their school or who need some special consideration.

New College will be holding Open Days in Bloomsbury, Central London as follows:

  • For HE & Careers Advisers: Wednesday, 28th September, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm
  • For potential students & their parents/advisers: Monday, 10th October, 11.00 am -2.00 pm and Monday, 31st October, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

At these Professor Grayling will talk about the value of studying the humanities and about what New College has to offer; there will be a tour of some of the facilities and the opportunity to meet some of the academic and student support staff informally over lunch. Those interested in attending should register interest on New College website or call 020 7637 4561. New College website at gives a good deal of information but the programme of study is being updated and will be accurate by 10th September.


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