University profile


2022/23 edition

About New College of the Humanities

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, and whose students have enquiring minds and a passion for learning. Studying at NCH is an enriching pursuit, both personally and professionally, and we consider postgraduate students to play an integral role in the ongoing development of our vibrant collegiate community.

Our master’s programmes foster advanced skills in critical questioning, information gathering, synthesis and analysis, and oral and written communication. Graduates are likely to pursue a research degree and an academic career, or wider employment opportunities in a range of diverse industries.

Postgraduate study at NCH is distinguished by, among other things, very small, highly interactive classes, personal supervision, access to the best study and research resources at Senate House Library and the Institute of Advanced Study, and expert Professors.

Worldwide reputation

As part of Northeastern University’s global network, the College has a global outlook and enjoys wide-ranging support from a highly ranked US teaching and research institution, while retaining its academic independence as a UK higher education institution. Furthermore, with its campuses in Boston, Charlotte,San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Vancouver, Northeastern’s network opens up increasing opportunities to NCH students and graduates, including the possibility of studying in the USA as part of an integrated programme of UK-US degrees.

In addition, NCH students have full access to the digital resources of Northeastern University’s Library allowing them to access hundreds of electronic journals, ebooks and databases.

The College also welcomes international students from around the globe converging in London to study a range of Northeastern University programmes, including and GEP, which in turn, broadens students’ global outlook and networking opportunities during their time at the College.

PG subjects available

Facilities and support arrangements

Our postgraduate students can choose from a rich selection of library facilities, including The Registry Collection located at NCH, the British Library and Senate House Library, which includes a dedicated collection of NCH books.

The NCH Collection has its home in one of the most spacious and beautiful reading rooms within Senate House Library. The collection contains classic texts and contemporary commentaries, all of which have been chosen by the College’s academic staff for their direct relevance to the courses taught at NCH. As well as housing the world famous library, Senate House is the home of the University of London’s Institute of Historical Research, which runs free seminars and lectures on a diverse range of historical topics that NCH students are encouraged to attend.

Fees, funding and costs

The tuition fees for postgraduate students entering the College can be found on our Fees and Funding page .

Postgraduate loans, scholarships and tuition plans are available for students.


NCH is headquartered at Devon House, in central London’s St Katharine Docks. This location combines unrivalled views of Tower Bridge and the Thames with a vibrant waterside environment, all in the centre of historic London.

With 38,000 square-foot of space, the College will be located just minutes from the City, London’s Central Business District, a worldwide centre for commerce. Our new campus contains enhanced facilities for students and staff and space.

For more information, please see here .


London offers a vast range of accommodation options for an even wider range of budgets. Most postgraduate students in the city choose to secure private accommodation. However, should you wish to live in student halls, we recommend the following excellent options for our postgraduates:

Located a 15-minute walk from Devon House, Urbanest Tower Bridge offers a wide range of rooms and communal spaces. Living at Urbanest m’ans you’ll be within close range of the College and a plethora of historic sites.

Located a 20-minute walk from Devon House, Unite Students Drapery Plaza offers a variety of rooms, on-site gym, courtyard and all-inclusive rent. Living at Unite means you’ll be within close range of the College and a plethora of historic sites.

Located moments from Rege’t’s Park, International Student House (ISH) offers comfortable twin rooms, a resi’ent’s bar and cultural community-based events. ISH is a charitable accommodation provider, whose mission is to provide an affordable home-away-from-home for international and UK students. ISH is approximately 30-minutes from Devon House using public transport.

Located in Hackney, Sir John Cass Hall offers affordable accommodation and corridor based living, promoting a strong student community. Sir John Cass Hall is approximately 40-minutes from Devon House using public transport and close proximity to Westfield Stratford.

We also have a range of alternative housing options located across London. Visit our accommodation page for up-to-date information and helpful guidance.


At NCH, we believe that an active social life is a vital part of your higher education. From the College’s burgeoning list of clubs and societies and the wide array of social events hosted by our students, to the electrifying social scene across London itself, there really is something for everyone.

The social scene at NCH is ably supported by the New College of the Humanities Student Union (NCHSU), the representative body for students of NCH. Events organised by NCHSU range from spoken word slams to film screenings and plays, and are complemented by regular bar nights. As a master’s student, you’ll be offered the opportunity to attend dedicated postgraduate events during NCH Freshers’ Week.

How to apply

Applications can be made through UCAS or directly to the College through our website. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

We assess your candidacy individually, and carefully consider all the elements of your application to determine whether you have the potential to flourish at the College. When you start your application, one of our Admissions Advisers will be appointed as your personal contact to answer any questions you may have, and they will also ask you for a referee’s name and contact details.

Your referee should be someone who has taught or worked closely with you in an academic or professional context. Once we have received your completed application and reference we will let you know informally, within a few weeks, if we are going to make you an offer.

Please note that if you do not have an upper second class honours first degree but your application demonstrates potential, you will be invited to an interview at the College with an academic from your chosen faculty.

Contact details

+44 (0)20 7637 4550
Devon House
St Katharine Docks
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