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Liberal Arts BA (Hons)




What will I learn?

Today's world is complex. To solve its problems we need a range of knowledge and skills.Liberal Arts at Nottingham gives you the opportunity to:- study multiple subjects- develop advanced problem-solving skillsIt's your chance to build your own degree programme and become part of the solution to our current problems.**Subject choices**Choose modules from 18 different subject areas covering:- English – language and literature- Humanities – history, philosophy, music, classics, archaeology, theology and religion- Culture – film, television, media, communications, history of art- Languages and area studies – Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, American and Canadian Studies- Social sciences – education, geography, psychology, sociology, social policy- Politics- Maths- Enterprise and innovationThere are no set pathways. Our dedicated Liberal Arts team will help you build a programme that fits your interests.Depending on your Modern Language and Cultures language module choices you may be able to spend your third year abroad. This will be in a country where the language you've studied is the main one. You will then return and complete a fourth year in Nottingham.**Core modules**Liberal Arts at Nottingham isn't just a pick and mix degree. You'll work closely with other Liberal Arts students to look at some of the key issues facing society today.Our core modules:- help you connect your individual subjects- develop your abilities to cooperate to tackle complex problemsThe modules look at some of the key issues facing society today such as migration, globalisation and sustainability. Using their varied knowledge, skills and approaches our students work in groups to develop innovative solutions to difficult questions.**Community**You'll be part of a distinct Liberal Arts community:- work together through group and project work and field trips- sharing experiences as part of the Liberal Arts SocietyAt the same time you'll be able to join in with your subject-specific societies and take advantage of all the other opportunities the university offers.**Foundation Year**This course is also available with a Foundation Year - aimed at developing potential and diversifying our recruitment.

Which department am I in?

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,500.00 (US$ 25,220) 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


University Park Campus

University Park,


NG7 2RD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

(Or AAB contextual offer for applicants who meet the WP flag).Biology (or human biology) and chemistry at grade A (a pass is required in science practical tests, where assessed separately). A-level exams taken as a private candidate must include practical endorsements for any science subjects. The third A can be in any subject except citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and global perspectives. A levels must be taken within a two-year period, however you can take an extra A level a year earlier or later if needed to meet the entry requirements or recommended by your school or college. We will consider resits for no more than two A levels as long as:You have completed your A levels in the last 12 months or you have already obtained at least ABB with at least one A in biology/human biology or chemistry. If you are re-sitting you must be predicted and must achieve AAA after taking your resits.We do not usually accept A levels where individual subjects have taken three years to complete.At least 6 GCSE's (or equivalent) are required at grade 7 (A). For more details, see GCSE information.

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


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