Liberal Arts at Warwick is more than becoming an expert in a narrowly-defined field - it's a wider pursuit for a breadth of knowledge. You will therefore be best suited to this course if you have taken a broad range of A Levels (or equivalent). We welcome students who are ambitious, have taken risks and have refused to limit themselves to one subject during their education so far.
This course is ideal for you if you enjoy thinking about the 'Big Questions' that are facing contemporary society and the world at large, and if you prefer to approach problems from the perspective of more than one discipline.
When applying through UCAS, you should write your UCAS personal statement NOT for Liberal Arts at Warwick; our distinctive course is not mirrored at other institutions and thus details about our course in your statement may not be applicable to all your university choices.
Once we have received your application through UCAS, we will check your predicted/achieved marks. Provided they fall within one A-level grade (or the equivalent) and you meet our other admissions criteria, you will receive an email from our department (email@example.com) to request a second personal statement. Details of what the second statement should cover and how to submit it are provided in the email request. Applicants have two weeks to submit their second statement.
The second statement provides our Admissions Tutors with more information about an applicant, and why they are interested in our course. It is read alongside the initial statement to give a full picture of the yourself and is used to assess your suitability for the course.
Making a decision
We will look at your second personal statement for your responses to our prompts, as well as features of your writing. This is your opportunity to tell us why Liberal Arts at Warwick is right for you. Your first statement will be read only to further assess the quality of your writing, and you will not be penalized for discussing content relevant to other courses. We will look closely at your statements, alongside your references, predicted marks, and other application information.
While some candidates may receive a response quickly, others may be held to ensure equal consideration across the applicant pool; if you have not had a quick response, please be aware that this is not a comment on the quality of your application.
AAA plus grade B/grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE.
38 points including English and Mathematics.
None. For the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts, you will not choose a pathway until the end of Year One. We do not require specific A-levels for individual pathways.
We welcome international applicants and can accept a wide range of qualifications. If you are unsure about equivalencies, please contact the undergraduate admissions office.
We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.
Please visit our study page for more information on entry requirements.