Professional Programme

Designed to make our graduates irresistible to employers, the Professional Programme fosters the basic capabilities essential for a wide range of different professions and encourages you to develop winning attitudes and behaviours.

The programme gives you a head start as you make your mark on the world, and assists you as you choose a career which best suits your skills and ambitions.

Much more than just a degree

Syllabus - Professional Programme

Mr Matthew Batstone

Matthew Batstone was educated at Clare College, Cambridge University where he earned a MA in English Literature, and at INSEAD where he graduated with an MBA with distinction.

Matthew began his career at the advertising agency J Walter Thompson. He then started and sold a product placement agency before moving to Carlton Communications (now part of the broadcaster ITV), where he launched Carlton's internet and interactive TV businesses. Matthew was on the management board at The Economist Group and was responsible for marketing, strategy and corporate development. He has also worked and invested in a number of businesses, including iAnnounce, the European leader in online personal classifieds.

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Ms Swatee Jasoria

Born in India, Swatee grew up in the UK and Hong Kong. She studied at the University of Sheffield, where she attained a BSc in Genetics, and then a MA in Biotechnology, Law & Ethics. After completing her MA, Swatee moved to the USA and completed her Juris Doctor at Rutgers University School of Law ‚Äď Newark, New¬†Jersey.

Swatee practised Intellectual Property Law at several large law firms in New York City. After practising Law for six years, Swatee moved to higher education where she was Associate Director of Career Services for Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. She joined New College of the Humanities as Director of Professional Development in 2012.

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Click here to read how Swatee and NCH supported Conor's professional development.

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Recent Research Papers

‚ÄėA Comparison of Prenatal and Pre-implantation Diagnosis of Human Genetic Diseases‚Äô University of Sheffield, Faculty of Law,¬†1997

Media mentions


Graduate Recruiter (p30), June 2014 

'Why recruiters worry about hiring Generation Y' The Guardian, UK, October 2013

'Top Ten Tips: How to hire the best graduates', Managment Today, UK, June 2013

with Lorri Olan: 'From Line Dancing to Mentorship: Building a Support Network', NALP Bulletin, USA, April 2013

with Edward E Vassallo: ‚ÄėLitigation Planning for Licensors‚Äô, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, USA, July/August¬†2008


  • Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, 2013 -¬†present
  • Association of Graduate Recruiters, 2012 -¬†present
  • New York State Bar Association, USA, 2008 -¬†present
  • New York City Bar Association, USA, 2008 -¬†present

Languages spoken

Hindi and basic French