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

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
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

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 in 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 that provides opportunities for working with organisations outside the University.

View all our Liberal Arts courses

See a list of all Liberal Arts degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

Standard offer
AAA including an Arts subject and another essay-based subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in an Arts subject and B in another essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an Arts subject and 5 at Higher Level in another essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an Arts subject and 5 at Higher Level in another essay-based subject
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 (Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in an Arts subject. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject with Distinction in specified units, plus A in an Arts subject A-level
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in one Arts subject and one Arts/essay-based subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB (see lists below)
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall including 8.5 in one Arts subject and one Arts/essay-based subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Arts subjects include:
Art (includes all A-levels within the Arts group); English Literature; English Language-Literature; Archaeology; Ancient History; Anthropology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; French; German; Greek; Italian; Latin; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Music; Film; History; History of Art; Media Studies; Performance; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Theatre Studies.
Essay-based subjects include:
Economics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; Law; Psychology; Sociology; Politics; Welsh; Business Studies.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
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.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

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

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