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Queen's University Belfast

Liberal Arts

UCAS Code: Y300

Master of Liberal Arts - MLibArts

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Successful completion of IB Diploma with 36 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

Successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 160 credits at Distinction grade and 20 credits at Merit grade

Successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) at Level 3) with 900 GLH (including externally assessed units) at Distinction and 180 GLH at Merit.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

UCAS Tariff

144-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Liberal arts

Applicants initially joint a generic pathway and may specialise at a later stage. Pathways to be either discipline/subject-specific (e.g. Anthropology, Drama, Economics, English, French, Film, History, International Studies, Irish, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Spanish, Theology) or thematic (e.g. American Studies, Conflict Studies, European Studies, Irish Studies).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£16,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Arts, English and Languages

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

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