MLibArts Liberal Arts with Study Abroad (2T23)

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UCAS code 2T23
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £19,500 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, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MLibArts Liberal Arts with Study Abroad

Like the BA Liberal Arts, this programme encourages you to explore subjects and issues across the arts and humanities. The first two years of the MLibArts course are identical to the BA, with core units, a numeracy unit and a language unit, as well as optional units. You will also begin to explore your specialist 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.

A special feature of the MLibArts is the opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad at one of the prestigious universities around the world with which the University of Bristol has an exchange agreement. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study overseas.

The fourth, master's-level year includes a dissertation, units in your subject pathway and other options chosen from across the faculty.

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.

Course structure

Years One and Two (Core Units):

  • Critical Writing in the Humanities (20 credits)
  • History of the Present (20 credits)
  • Society & Ideas (20 credits)
  • Experiencing the Aesthetic (20 credits)
  • Language Unit (20 credits)
  • Numeracy Unit (20 credits)

Year One (Pathway and Optional Units):

  • Pathway Units (40-80 credits)
  • Optional Units (any remaining credits can be used to choose optional units across the Faculty. Up to 20 credits could be used on an Open Unit in another Faculty)

Year Two (Pathway and Optional Units):

  • Pathway Units (40-60 credits)
  • Optional Units (any remaining credits can be used to choose optional units across the Faculty. Up to 20 credits could be used on an Open Unit in another Faculty)

Year Three:

  • Year Abroad studying Liberal Arts in one of our partner universities

Year Four:

  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Pathway Units (choose at least 40 credits of the third year options available in your pathway)
  • Optional Units (you may also take up to 40 credits of optional units across the Faculty).
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Liberal Arts with Study Abroad

Typical offer for MLibArts Liberal Arts with Study Abroad - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including an Arts subject and another essay-based subject
A-level
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 6 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 for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
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 Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall including 8.5 in one Arts subject and one Arts/essay-based subject
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications
International Foundation Programme60% in 60 academic credits with no subject lower than 40%, including two of Literature: Exploring Short Stories, Language and Communication Studies, British Constitutional History or Post-War European Cinema, both at 60%; or What Does it Mean to be Human at 60%

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:
All Arts subjects, plus 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 2019 entry and will be updated for 2020 entry in summer 2019.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

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

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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