48 months
17400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Liberal Arts programme at Queen's University Belfast is a unique, exciting and challenging programme that will allow students to immerse themselves in the study of arts and humanities subjects that are vital to understanding our twenty-first century world. 

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Through innovative disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary study, students explore a range of contemporary issues within a programme that allows students the flexibility to pursue an emphasis on discipline specialism or in broader, thematic interests that are cross-disciplinary in nature.

Mlba (UM) Liberal Arts Degree Highlights

The Liberal Arts programme at Queen's University Belfast builds on the strengths of the multiple disciplines of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty which has an extraordinary heritage as represented by its globally esteemed writers such as Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.

Career Prospects

Studying for a Liberal Arts degree at Queen's will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queen's are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline. In particular, employers value the initiative, imagination, creativity and independence of thought fostered by the Liberal Arts degree. These are high-achieving graduates with a diverse and multi-disciplinary skill set that is attuned to the demands of twenty-first century society and can provide flexible and innovative responses to global challenges. The following is a list of the major career sectors that have attracted our graduates in recent years:

  • Publishing, Media and Performing Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Interpreting and Translating
  • Advertising
  • Writing and Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Academia
  • Production and Editing
  • Theatre and Performing Arts
  • Law
  • Charities and non-government organisations
  • Librarianship
  • Location Manager
  • Banking and Business

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Students take six modules: Understanding Now; one interdisciplinary module; two modules from their pathway; and a further two optional modules. The list of optional modules will be subject to relevant A-Level or equivalent prerequisites (e.g. for language and music modules) comprise all interdisciplinary and pathway modules and other modules offered as part of the single honours programmes in pathway subjects. Please note that the precise modules offered as options may vary from year to year.
  • At the end of Level 1, students nominate their pathway. The pathways are: Anthropology, Drama, Economics, English, French, Film, History, International Studies, Irish, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Portuguese and Spanish.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • AAA

Irish leaving certificate requirements

  • H2H2H3H3H3H3 including English. If not offered at Higher Level, O4 English required.

Access/Foundation Course

  • Successful completion of Access Course with an overall average of 75%.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,400
  • International £17,400

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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