The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Liberal Arts (with Placement Year)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

Liberal arts

Combining scholarship the development of project management skills this unique programme looks to train students to become pro-active advocates for the arts and humanities in the public sphere. A core spine of modules will help students understand and explore key concepts that underpin the arts and humanities, whilst explicit consideration is given to providing models of creative engagement and facilitative leadership that might shape the future way in which the cultural, heritage and creative industries are run.

The programme can be taken at the student’s preferred pace either as a traditional three year degree or as an accelerated two year programme with two summer school intensives, enabling students to progress more quickly into the workplace.

In both cases the degree offers opportunity for industry led work placement and focuses on making network contacts to build a clear sense of progression into the student’s chosen career.

A placement year enables students to undertake a year of experience in an organisation between their second and final year. It is a substantial piece of paid experience where you can make a real contribution to your employer and it can really make you stand out from the crowd!

It will also enable you to:

Apply the knowledge and skills you gain from your course in a work setting
Build your commercial awareness and insights into organisations and industries you might want to work in.
Develop your professional skills through company training, networking skills and confidence in the workplace
Get some great experience for future job applications or even land a graduate job!

Securing a placement can really help you develop your job search skills and the Employability Service placement and careers teams can support you to find and apply for available opportunities. You will need to attend some preparatory workshops which will explain all aspects of the placement year and give you the skills to find the placement of your choice. With access to our jobs board, careers events and employer contacts you will be able to approach companies confidently and find the right opportunity for you.

Please note: in the event that you cannot secure a placement you will be able to transfer onto the 3 year version of your degree programme.

Assessment methods

There are a large range of assessment strategies available to the students who will be expected not just to develop their skills as academic writers through formal essay, but as charismatic communicators through public presentation, group problem solvers through project work and creative artists through media outputs, film, podcast and/or performance.

The Uni


Course location:

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Department:

Faculty of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Read full university profile

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

Sorry, no information to show

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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

Academic studies in education

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
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
69%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Childcare and related personal services
5%
Public services and other associate professionals
5%
Sales supervisors

Explore these similar courses...

Higher entry requirements
University of Essex
Global Studies with Human Rights
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022
Lower entry requirements
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Liberal Arts (Accelerated Degree) with Foundation Year
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022
Nearby University
Royal Holloway, University of London
Liberal Arts with a Language Year Abroad
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022
Same University
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here