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Liberal Arts modules

You can explore the modules currently offered by our Liberal Arts department through these pages:

How our modules work

There are various types of modules you will take as part of your Liberal Arts studies. They are as follows:

Core modules

Core modules are compulsory. You do not need to register for core modules; simply check your timetable on Tabula.

Optional core modules

Optional core modules are modules that you must take, but where you have some degree of choice. For example, in Year 1, you may choose between Qualitative or Quantiative research methods (but you need to take at least one); you may also choose between "Beauty" or "Revolution" (but you need to take at least one).

In Years 2 and 3, you must take at least three Liberal Arts optional modules (45 CATS), but you may choose which these are and when you take them.

Some options are required by specific routes. Pay close attention to which routes require optional core modules or you may be unable to follow a route in later years.

Optional modules

Every year you will be able to take a different number of optional modules from Liberal Arts or in other departments across the University. These modules are outside your route and/or make up your specialist pathway..


As part of your course, you'll have the unique opportunity to complete several certificates. These certificates will develop the skills vital for success in the workplace. Although the certificates are optional (and you can still complete your degree without taking the certificates), you are strongly encouraged to take this opportunity.

Your attainment of the certificates will be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). You can show your HEAR to potential employers as proof that you have relevant professional skills. This will give you the edge over other graduates seeking employment.

Liberal Arts modules

External modules

External students

We're really happy to welcome students from across the University into our modules.

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