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University of Central Lancashire

Liberal Arts

UCAS Code: LA10

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2

96 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 to 122 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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96 to 112 UCAS points

96 to 112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Liberal arts

Liberal Arts is firmly established in the US and an increasingly popular choice at British universities. Students select from a wide range of Humanities and Social Science options (including literature and cultural studies, history, sociology, film and media studies, linguistics, politics and philosophy) and tailor their studies to their own interests and academic strengths. The course permits some specialisation (students may concentrate in one subject for up to 50% of their studies), but it does not require specialisation (your studies will be made up from up to six different disciplines). You will also have the opportunity to:

1.Study a modern European language at beginner, intermediate and advanced level
2.Add a year abroad, for additional breadth and experience
3.Develop professional skills and work experience through modules from our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership, with accreditation from the ILM

The study of Liberal Arts confers a number of employability benefits. As with many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, the course is not directly vocational. However, this lack of a specific career focus confers a degree of flexibility that more vocational programmes cannot match. In a rapidly-changing economic and work environment role-specific education and training rapidly become obsolete. Learning how to learn, and learning to look beyond the immediate means/ends decision-making that is tied to established operational, technological and managerial contexts, are among the most vital features of degree-level study. As many employers are increasingly realising, the study of Liberal Arts develops precisely these abilities.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules: Introduction to Liberal Arts. Optional modules: Power, Politics and the State, Understanding History, Introduction to Creative Writing, History of English Literature, Critical Approaches to Cinema, Language and Communication, Introduction to English Syntax and Phonology, Sociological Ways of Thinking, Knowledge and Freedom, Understanding Religion & Belief, Ab Initio French (double module), Introduction to French Studies, Ab Initio German (double module), Introduction to German Studies, TESOL core 1a G - TESOL, TESOL core 1b G TESOL, Global Politics, Public History, Writing Identities, The War Against Cliché: Literature, Criticism and Practice, American Cinema, Youth, Identity and Difference, Problems in Contemporary Applied Ethics, Faith, Identity, Culture & Society, Background to French Studies, Background to German Studies

Year 2: Compulsory modules: Extended Essay. Optional modules: History of Political Ideas, Progressivism, Progressive Politics and Reform, Globalisation: History, Theory and Approaches, Cold War in Asia, Twentieth-century Britain, Europe in an Age of Atrocity, Creative Writing Workshop: Exploring Genre, Writing Adaptations, CSI: Literature, From Romantics to Decadents: Literary Culture 1789-1900, The American Radical, Advertising, Media and Consumer Culture, Sociolinguistics, Framing the News, History of English, Phenomenology and Existentialism, Philosophy of Religion, Foundations of Ethics, Sacredness & Spirituality, Fundamentalism & Cultural Heritage, Popular Music and Communications, British Cinema, Sociology of Social Movements, Contemporary Thinkers, Sociology of Religion, French Ab Initio Language and Society 1, French Ab Initio Language and Society 2, French Language and Society 1, French Language and Society 2, German Ab Initio Language and Society 1, German Ab Initio Language and Society 2, German Language and Society 1, German Language and Society 2, TESOL core 2a, TESOL core 2b, Project Planning and Research Methods in Language Teaching

Year 3: Compulsory modules: Personal Development and employability. Optional modules: Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy, Continuity and Change in British Politics, Terrorism and Security, Ethics, War and Society, The Kennedy Presidency, History of Education, A Place Apart: The Northern Ireland Troubles, Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, Life Writing and Autobiography, Black Atlantic Writing, Literature and Film, Media Ethics, Popular Music on Screen, Power in Talk, Discourse and Argumentation, Contrastive Linguistics, Sexy Bodies: Sexuality and the Body, Sociology of Disability, Humanity, Values and the Environment, Modern European Thought, Contemporary Ethical Theory, Perceptions of Morality, Religion in a Global Village, Religion, Culture & Media, French Language (after period abroad), French Language, French Language in Context, German Language (after period abroad), German Language, Contemporary German Literature and Society. Elective modules: up to two elective modules can be taken in each year

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Sociology

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£17,680
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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
47%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Childcare and related personal services
29%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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