BA Liberal Arts (2ZB7)

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UCAS code 2ZB7
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 23 overall.
Number of places for 2017/18 40

About BA Liberal Arts

In years one and two you will take a combination of bespoke core units and a choice of optional units from the full range of disciplines offered within the Faculty of Arts.

The core units address foundational issues in the arts and humanities and teach crucial skills in analysis and communication that will be valuable to you throughout your degree and beyond.

You will take a numeracy and a language unit during the first two years, as well as embarking on your specialist subject pathway. At least a quarter of your studies will be devoted to your subject pathway. This may be one of the disciplines taught by a department in the Faculty of Arts, or a cross-departmental pathway in medieval studies or film studies.

The final year includes a dissertation and a unit called 'The Public Role of the Humanities,' which provides opportunities for working with organisations outside the University.

More about Liberal Arts

Find out more about studying Liberal Arts at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Two Liberal Arts core units:
    • Critical Writing in the Humanities and Reading the Past
    • or Ideas and Society and Experiencing the Aesthetic
  • Numeracy unit and/or language unit
  • Two or three options in subjects across the Faculty of Arts (may include one open unit from another faculty)

Second year

  • Two Liberal Arts core units:
    • Critical Writing in the Humanities and Reading the Past
    • or Ideas and Society and Experiencing the Aesthetic
  • Numeracy unit and/or language unit (if not done in year one)
  • Two or three units from chosen subject pathway
  • One or two further options in subjects across the Faculty of Arts (may include one open unit from another faculty)

Third year

  • One or more units in subject pathway unit
  • The Public Role of the Humanities
  • Further options in subjects from across the Faculty of Arts
  • Dissertation.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Liberal Arts

Typical offer for BA Liberal Arts - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including at least two subjects taught by the University's Faculty of Arts*
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including at least two subjects taught by the University's Faculty of Arts*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 at Higher Level in two subjects taught by the University's Faculty of Arts*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 at Higher Level in two subjects taught by the University's Faculty of Arts*
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Arts or Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer D*DD plus A-level grade A in a subject taught by the University's Faculty of Arts*
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA and AH: AA in subjects taught by the University's Faculty of Arts*
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall including 8.5 in two subjects taught in the University's Faculty of Arts*
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*Please visit the Faculty of Arts website (bristol.ac.uk/arts) for a full list of subjects taught. There may be specific subject requirements for particular subject pathways; please read the admissions statement (below) for further information.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade C in English Language and Mathematics. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirements*Please visit the Faculty of Arts website for a full list of subjects taught. There may be specific subject requirements for particular subject pathways; please read the admissions statement (below) for further information.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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