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Course Structure

Liberal Arts students writing in workshop

This degree is designed to balance your freedom to choose modules from around the university with the specific benefits of studying our own transdisciplinary options.


Course Structure


In your core modules you will study a range of the most pressing and complex issues facing societies and the planet. Your core modules will provide you with a solid foundation for thinking about messy problems. All teaching will be done via Problem-Based Learning with sessions led by academics from a variety of backgrounds, with a passion for interdisciplinary teaching.


Year 1

Year 2
Final Year


The optional modules you choose will depend on which pathway you take. Within the Liberal Arts Department we have a number of modules (below) which can be considered when choosing your optional modules. Our optional modules are built on the interdisciplinary principles of the programme, which can be incorporated into your degree pathway.

For further information about core and optional modules, please visit our modules page.

When applying to Liberal Arts at Warwick the course structure is something that really appealed to me. I just felt like it had the right balance of core modules and optional modules so that I didn’t feel trapped in anything that I didn’t want to do and after having dropped out of a different uni for precisely that reason, that was something that was very important to me.

Olamide, second year student