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Liberal Arts BA (Hons)

UK

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What will I learn?

Liberal Arts offersyou the opportunity to design your own programme of study. The Liberal Arts degree complements Durham University’s Single and Joint Honours programmes, enabling you to study modules in up to four subjects in, and beyond, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. If you are looking for the freedom to follow your intellectual interests, wherever these might take you, then Liberal Arts might be the right degree for you.In Liberal Arts, it is not only possible to study any subject in the Arts and Humanities, but also most subjects in the Social Sciences. It is possible, therefore, for students to combine History and Politics, for example, but also to study subjects in combinations less likely to be available in a Joint Honours programme, such as Theology and Anthropology, or Music and Sociology, or Philosophy and Geography.If the subject which you regard as your primary interest is in the Social Sciences, you should apply for the Combined Honours in Social Sciences degree.If your principal subjects include one or more modern languages – French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese – then, at the end of your first year, you would transfer to the four-year version of your degree, and spend your third year abroad, either studying at university, or teaching English, or undertaking internships in companies and other organisations. If, however, you do not wish to take any subject other than modern languages, you should apply for the Modern Languages and Cultures degree.If you are offered a place in one of the University’s international exchange degrees, then, during your second year, you would also transfer to the four-year version of your degree.Liberal Arts, like its predecessor, Combined Honours in Arts, appeals to highly qualified, self-motivated, and independent-minded students, who are 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.

Which department am I in?

Interdepartmental

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,900.00 (US$ 29,635) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

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

Start date

25 September 2023

Venue

Durham City

Palatine Centre,

Durham,

DH1 3HP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a combination of 3 AP or SAT Subject examinations at scores of 4 or better (AP), including at least one at grade 5, and/or 650+ or better (SAT) in different subjects which is equivalent to ABB. One of the AP/SAT Subject tests can be replaced by a full-year Honors level course at B+ or better, or a full-year college level course at B+ or better. For students wishing to gain entry to a programme that requires GCSE Mathematics, SAT Reasoning Maths at 670+ or a maths related AP course is mandatory to gain entry.

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

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