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BA Liberal Arts (2ZB7)

Course overview

BA Liberal Arts (2ZB7)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£23,900 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus

Our rich and challenging three-year BA Liberal Arts course allows you to explore the arts and humanities while building crucial skills in analysis and communication that will be valuable throughout your degree and beyond.

The course combines in-depth study of a single discipline (your subject 'pathway') with the exploration of other subjects within the Faculty of Arts. This combination of depth and breadth enables you to develop innovative ways of thinking and provides you with an enviable range of abilities.

In the first two years of your degree, you will devote at least a quarter of your studies to your subject pathway. Alongside this, you will be enrolled on a combination of bespoke core units exploring foundational and interdisciplinary issues in the arts and humanities, which may include the art of writing, the ways history shapes the present and the present shapes history, and concepts of nature and beauty. Additionally, you will study a language of your choice and learn how to visualise and understand data. You will also be able to take optional units from a wide range of arts and humanities disciplines.

In the final year, you will research and write an interdisciplinary dissertation and take your final pathway and optional units. You'll also participate in our capstone unit, which helps you understand the professional value of your degree, encourages you to think like a global citizen, and includes opportunities for working with organisations outside the university.

If you are interested in the modern languages pathway, we strongly encourage you to enrol on the MLibArts course. This four-year degree includes a year abroad, which will accelerate your language skills and provides an invaluable opportunity to develop your cultural knowledge. If you are unable to go abroad, the three-year degree with a modern languages pathway remains available.

Please note that the English, History, and Music pathways are available only to students who hold an A-level or equivalent qualification in that subject. For English, this must be English Literature or English Language and Literature.

In order to follow a language pathway, you must hold an A-level or equivalent qualification in any ancient or modern language.

Course structure

Pathways currently include:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • English
  • Film
  • Historical Studies (History and History of Art)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and Theology
  • Theatre.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

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 have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

More about UK qualifications.

Selection process

  • For most candidates, we will only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.
  • Full information about our selection processes for this course:
  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

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