What will I learn?

Liberal Arts offers the opportunity to design your own programme of study. The degree complements Durham’s Single and Joint Honours programmes, enabling you to study modules in up to four subjects. If you’re looking for the freedom to follow your intellectual interests, Liberal Arts might be the right degree for you. It’s not only possible to study subjects in the Arts and Humanities but also most subjects in the Social Sciences, so it’s possible to combine History and Politics for example but also subjects in combinations less likely to be available as Joint Honours programmes such as Theology and Anthropology or Music and Sociology or Philosophy and Geography.You’ll be focusing on subjects in the Arts and Humanities but able to take up to half of your modules each year in subjects in the Social Sciences.Liberal Arts, like its predecessor, Combined Honours in Arts, appeals to highly-qualified, self-motivated, independent-minded students, seeking to make creative connections between their subjects. It offers exceptional flexibility and the opportunity to study in some of the UK’s most prestigious departments in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.**Year 1:** you’ll study six modules (in two, three or four subjects).**Year 2:** you’ll study six modules (in two, three, or four subjects)**Year 3 (Year 4 if undertaking a Year Abroad):** you’ll complete a research project in your primary subject and study four other modules (in two or three subjects).Arts & Humanities subjects currently available: Classics & Ancient History / English Literature / History / Music / Philosophy / Theology & Religious Studies / Visual Arts / Arabic / Chinese / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Russian / Spanish.Social Sciences subjects currently available: Anthropology / Archaeology / Business / Economics / Education / Geography / International Relations / Politics / Sociology & Criminology.Study AbroadIf you study Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish in the first year and plan to continue one or more throughout your degree, you’ll include a Year Abroad between the second and final year of the programme. The Year offers an opportunity to study at a university or teach English in a secondary school or undertake an internship (in a wide variety of locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America). You’ll transfer from the three- to the four-year version of the degree at the end of your first year, giving over a year to plan the Year Abroad (in consultation with advisers in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures). If you later decide to stop studying a language, at the end of your second year you’ll transfer back to the three-year version of the degree.Alternatively the School’s Centre for Foreign Language Study (CFLS) offers classes in many languages at beginners’, intermediate and advanced levels (but these don’t lead to a Year Abroad).Other opportunities for Study AbroadThe University has exchanges with many international partners so students can apply to study at universities across Europe, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand, through the Overseas Exchange Programme (students compete for these places so it’s not possible to guarantee specific places). If successful you’ll transfer from the three- to the four-year version of the degree in your second year.Module choice is subject to availability, timetable constraints and the approval of the Director of Liberal Arts (you’ll also need to meet subject-specific requirements).We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2022 entry from September 2021For more information, please see our website.

Which department am I in?

Interdepartmental

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,900.00 (US$ 31,508) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

St Chad's College

18 North Bailey,

Durham,

DH1 3RH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,900.00 (US$ 31,508) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

St Aidan's College

St Aidan's,

Durham,

DH1 3LJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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