MLibArts Liberal Arts with Study Abroad (2T23)

2022 entry

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UCAS code 2T23
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £21,100 per year
  • International students: £21,100 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

Our rich and challenging MLibArts Liberal Arts allows you to explore the arts and humanities while building crucial skills in analysis and communication, which will be valuable to you throughout your degree and beyond.

Like our BA Liberal Arts, this course encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and issues across the arts and humanities. The first two years of the MLibArts course are identical to the BA, with core interdisciplinary units, a language unit, a unit in which you learn to work with data, and optional units, which you can take from the disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts. You will also begin to develop expertise in your specialist subject pathway, which you can choose from one of the disciplines in the faculty.

A special feature of the MLibArts is the opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more.

If you are interested in the modern languages pathway, we encourage you to enrol on the MLibArts course. Your year abroad will accelerate your language skills and provides an invaluable opportunity to develop your cultural knowledge. However, if you are unable to go abroad, the three-year BA Liberal Arts with a modern languages pathway remains available.

The fourth year includes an interdisciplinary dissertation, units in your subject pathway and optional units chosen from disciplines across the faculty.

You can find more detailed information about units and pathway options via the 'course structure' link below.

Please note that the English, French and Music pathways are available only to students who hold an A-level or equivalent qualification in that subject. In order to follow a language pathway you must hold an A-level or equivalent qualification in any ancient or modern language.

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Course structure

Pathways currently include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Classics and Ancient History; English; Film; Historical Studies; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Music; Philosophy; Religion and Theology; and Theatre.

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

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 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, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction in an Arts subject

    Mature students can contact to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in any essay-based Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND A in an Arts subject at A-level (or equivalent)
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in one Arts subject and another essay-based subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
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, with 8.5 in one Arts subject and another essay-based subject
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Arts subjects include: Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art & Design (all pathways); Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; English Language and Literature; English Literature; Film; French; German; Greek; History; History of Art; Italian; Latin; Media Studies; Music; Performance; Philosophy; Portuguese; Religious Studies; Russian; Spanish; and Theatre Studies.

Essay-based subjects include: All Arts subjects as above, plus Business Studies; Economics; English Language; Environmental Studies; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; Law; Politics; Psychology; Sociology; and Welsh.

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.

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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