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Entry Requirements

Arts Excellence Scholarship 2020

Enabling you to follow your passion in the Arts, we're awarding Scholarships of £1,000 to home/UK students who achieve AAA+ or equivalent if you start your course in 2020 and you have applied through UCAS, adjustment or clearing.

Our students

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'll 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.

Your application

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.

Second personal statement

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'll receive an email from our department ( 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. You'll have two weeks to submit your second statement.

Your second statement provides our Admissions Tutors with more information about you, and why you're interested in our course. It's read alongside the initial statement to give a full picture of yourself and is used to assess your suitability for the course.


We don't typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference, and your second personal statement.

Making a decision

We'll 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'll not be penalized for discussing content relevant to other courses. We'll 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've not had a quick response, please be aware that this is not a comment on the quality of your application.


General entry requirements

A level
  • AAA
  • You will also need grade B/grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE
  • 38 to include English and Mathematics
  • We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside one or two A levels
  • You will also need grade B/grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE
Subject requirements

None. For the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts, you won't choose a pathway until the end of your first year. We don't require specific A-levels for individual pathways.

Contextual data & differential offers

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

For 2020 entry, contextual offers for Liberal Arts are made at A level AAB, plus grade B/grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GSCE.

For 2021 entry, we will make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances at ABB, plus grade B/grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GSCE.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP)

All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

International students

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Find out more about international entry requirements.

Taking a gap year

Applications for deferred entry welcomed.