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MLibArts Liberal Arts with Study Abroad (2T23)

Course overview

MLibArts Liberal Arts with Study Abroad (2T23)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 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, Placements

Our rich and challenging master's in 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.

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.

Like the BA Liberal Arts degree, this course encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and issues. The first two years of the MLibArts course include core interdisciplinary units that embed the study of literature, history, philosophy, art, a foreign language and data into the degree. You will be able to take optional units and also begin to develop expertise in your specialist subject pathway, which you can choose from the disciplines on offer in the Faculty of Arts.

A special feature of the MLibArts is the opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Centre for Study Abroad.

If you are interested in the modern languages pathway, we strongly encourage you to enrol on the MLibArts course rather than the BA. Your year abroad will accelerate your language skills and provides an invaluable opportunity to develop your cultural knowledge.

In the fourth year of the MLibArts, you will take master's-level units. You will research and write an interdisciplinary, master's-level dissertation, drawing on the units you studied over the course of your degree. You will also take master's-level units in your subject pathway and optional units chosen from disciplines across the faculty.

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 & 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 and Television
  • 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.

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