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Philosophy with English (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
The central aim of the Philosophy with English (Hons) programme at New College of the Humanities in partnership with Northeastern University is to teach you the relevant conceptual tools, skills, and knowledge to read the texts we call literature, and all other uses of language, with greater acuity, penetration and pleasure, for the rest of your life.
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The Philosophy with English (Hons) programme at New College of the Humanities allows you to investigate expressions of the central questions in human life. You’ll learn how to deal with these issues in a clear, precise and rigorous way, and will develop skills to deal with abstract critiques and principles and to engage in text-based analysis of the arguments of philosophy and literature.

Programme aims

The programme aims to:

  • cultivate an engaged appreciation of the central questions of philosophy;
  • foster extensive knowledge and understanding of the ideas and arguments of major figures in the history of western philosophy, and the challenges these face;
  • teach students the languages, patterns, and concepts, of elementary formal logic;
  • provide knowledge of literature.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Philosophy
  • Criticism
  • Logic: Formal & Philosophical
  • Epistemology & Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics
  • Literary Kinds

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A-level: AAB
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: An overall score of 35 points OR 6, 6, 5 in subjects taken at Higher Level
  • European Baccalaureate: 85%
  • Scottish Higher: AABBB
  • Scottish Advanced Higher: AB
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Distinction: 33 credits. Merit: 12 credits. Pass: 0 credits
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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