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Liberal Arts

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

Social sciences

Roehampton's new BA Liberal Arts provides the opportunity to study at the intersection of both the established and the emerging disciplines within the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Social Anthropology. Put simply, our BA Liberal Arts explores the central question of what is it to be human. In reflecting on the essence of humanity, the degree will focus on a range of sub-themes of the environment, creativity, social justice, well-being, and AI.

A spine of compulsory modules, interdisciplinary in nature, runs through the degree exploring key topics such as critical thinking, being human and multicultural London. For these topics students will meet to discuss leading intellectual trends, to debate and to problem-solve. The vast and exciting range of optional modules have been grouped into four pathways:

Sociology and Diversity pathway

Philosophy and Beliefs pathway

Politics and the Environment pathway

Media and Creative Writing pathway

Students can choose all their optional modules from one of the pathways, but we expect many students to opt for modules from two or more of the pathways, and to follow a curriculum that's unique to them.

Liberal Arts degrees have been highly regarded in universities internationally, and in particular across the United States, for decades. Now they are starting to gain popularity in the UK among students with a preference for broad-based intellectual enquiry over academic specialism. We are confident that this new programme will equip Roehampton's Liberal Arts graduates with an impressive toolkit of worldliness, knowledge and skills that will be attractive to employers and offer excellent career prospects.

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
£13,145
per year
International
£13,145
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Humanities

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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, social policy and anthropology

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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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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
94%
med
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Protective service occupations
9%
Public services and other associate professionals

This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into management, marketing and HR jobs and jobs in the police, and employment rates are good in general — but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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