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Liberal Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
The BA in Liberal Arts from University of Bristol  address foundational issues in the arts and humanities and teach crucial skills in analysis and communication that will be valuable to you throughout your degree and beyond.

About

In years one from the Liberal Arts programme at University of Bristol and two you will take a combination of bespoke core units and a choice of optional units from the full range of disciplines offered in the Faculty of Arts.

You will take a numeracy and a language unit during the first two years, as well as embarking on your specialist subject pathway. At least a quarter of your studies will be devoted to your subject pathway. This may be one of the disciplines taught by a department in the Faculty of Arts, or a cross-departmental pathway in medieval studies or film studies.

The final year includes a dissertation and a unit that provides opportunities for working with organisations outside the University.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure

Years One and Two (Core Units):

  • Critical Writing in the Humanities (20 credits)
  • History of the Present (20 credits)
  • Society & Ideas (20 credits)
  • Experiencing the Aesthetic (20 credits)
  • Language Unit (20 credits)
  • Numeracy Unit (20 credits)

Year One (Pathway and Optional Units):

  • Pathway Units (40-80 credits)
  • Optional Units (any remaining credits can be used to choose optional units across the Faculty. Up to 20 credits could be used on an Open Unit in another Faculty)

Year Two (Pathway and Optional Units):

  • Pathway Units (40-60 credits)
  • Optional Units 

Year Three:

  • Public Role of the Humanities (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Pathway Units (choose at least 20 credits of the third year options available in your pathway)
  • Optional Units (you may also take up to 40 credits of optional units across the Faculty).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    109

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    73

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAA including an Arts subject and another essay-based subject
  • A-level Contextual offer: ABB including A in an Arts subject and B in another essay-based subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an Arts subject and 6 at Higher Level in another essay-based subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an Arts subject and 5 at Higher Level in another essay-based subject
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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