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B.A. On Campus

Liberal Arts

University of Bristol

36 months
21100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The BA in Liberal Arts from University of Bristol allows you to explore the arts and humanities while building crucial skills in analysis and communication that will be valuable throughout your degree and beyond.

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In years one and two you will devote at least a quarter of your studies to your specialist subject pathway, which you will choose from one of the disciplines in the Faculty of Arts.

You will be enrolled on a combination of bespoke core units exploring foundational and interdisciplinary issues in the arts and humanities, which may include the art of writing; the ways history shapes the present – and the present shapes history; and concepts of nature and beauty.

You will also study a language and learn how to work with data. Finally, you will be able to take optional units from the wide range of disciplines offered in the Faculty of Arts.

Outcome of the Liberal Arts from University of Bristol

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

If you are interested in the modern languages pathway, we encourage you to enrol on the MLibArts course. This four-year degree includes a year abroad, which will accelerate your language skills and provides an invaluable opportunity to develop your cultural knowledge. If you are unable to go abroad, the three-year degree with a modern languages pathway remains available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of the Present
  • The Art of Writing
  • Peoples, Culture and Language
  • Evolution in Action
  • Archaeological Practice
  • Big Ideas in Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • AAA including an Arts subject and another essay-based subject
  • 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
  • Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
  • DDD in any essay-based Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND A in an Arts subject at A-level (or equivalent)
  • Advanced Higher: AA in one Arts subject and another essay-based subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21100 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21100 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU students: £21100 per year
  • 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.


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