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Liberal Arts

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

For English pathway; A or A* in A Level English or equivalent. For Mathematics pathway; A or A* in A Level Mathematics or equivalent. For Music pathway; A or A* in Music or Music Technology or equivalent.

Considered on a case by case basis. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the Level 3 credits, at least 30 graded Distinction.

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

For English pathway; 6 points in Higher Level English. For Mathematics pathway; 6 points in Higher Level Level Mathematics.

Considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

This qualification is only accepted alongside Scottish Higher grades AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

This qualification is only accepted alongside Scottish Advanced Higher grades AA.

UCAS Tariff

112-153

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Liberal arts

Today's world is complex.
To solve its problems we need a range of knowledge and skills.
Liberal Arts at Nottingham allows you to explore across a wide range of subjects and build your own degree programme.
- **Extensive choice** - develop existing interests or explore new topics

- Connect different areas to **create unique solutions**

The Liberal Arts way of studying will help you discover your passions and build the skills needed to tackle the major issues we face today.

**Subject choices**
Choose modules from **18 different subject areas** covering:
- arts

- humanities

- languages and cultures

- social sciences

- politics

- maths

There are **no defined pathways**. We'll support you to **build a programme that meets your needs and 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 are an integral part of the programme that:
- knit your different subjects together

- build your skills in using other people's expertise

- develop your ability to problem solve and create solutions

**Community**
You'll be part of a distinct Liberal Arts community:
- work together thorough group and project work and field trips

- share experiences as part of the Liberal Arts Society

At 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.

Modules

In your first year, in you core modules (40 credits), you will work with your cohort to look at causes and solutions to major global challenges.

You will also select optional modules (80 credits) that cover your interests and ambitions. You can choose from over 18 different subject areas. The Liberal Arts team will help you to select modules that meet your interests and ambitions.

With such an extensive range not all module combinations are possible. There are two sets of protected modules in most subjects where we have spaces reserved. Optional modules are usually available, but it will depend on avoiding timetable clashes, your need need for existing subject knowledge, and demand on place.

In year two you'll follow the same balance of core and subject modules as year one. This allows you to build on existing interests or investigate new ones as you learn and develop.

The balance between core and optional modules is maintained in the third year. Module choice is again extensive across the 18 subject areas. You'll also develop advanced interdisciplinary skills and have the option to create original academic research through a dissertation.

Depending on your Modern Language and Cultures language module choices in years 1 and 2 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 where the usual Liberal Arts year 3 structure will apply.

The Liberal Arts course has a strong global focus so you will have the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can study a language for its own sake or because it complements another subject you are studying. Language learning can be independent of any Modern Languages and Cultures modules.

You will also collaborate with Natural Sciences students on projects involving issues such as food security or artificial intelligence.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Liberal arts

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.

Liberal arts (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

42%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

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.

Mathematics

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Business, research and administrative professionals
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

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