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Frequently Asked Questions

About the degree

Your degree title will be BA (Hons) Liberal Arts.

Regardless of the pathway you choose, the title of your degree will be BA (Hons) Liberal Arts. Your pathway will be shown on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

You are also encouraged to state your pathway on applications for jobs or further study.

A liberal education puts critical thinking and problem solving at the heart of learning. This approach exposes you to a broad range of knowledge and teaches you how to learn. Thinking critically across disciplines has underpinned the training of free thinkers, visionary leaders, and intellectual revolutionaries for thousands of years. Throughout history, we have reinvented liberal education to prepare future leaders to face complex challenges.

Find out more about the history of Liberal Arts and different types of Liberal Arts programmes.

Liberal Arts at Warwick is a way of approaching what matters most to you. You will draw on knowledge from a range of disciplines to address complex problems, including those in the humanities and social sciences. You will design your degree by choosing a pathway, closely supported by our expert tutors. This course balances breadth and depth, giving you flexibility with your module choices whilst ensuring you graduate with specific expertise in your area of interest.

Find out more about Liberal Arts at Warwick.

Our degree is radically different from other Liberal Arts programmes around the world. Here you will focus on developing high-level research skills to create interventions in complex problems —both those observable in the contemporary world, and academic problems that emerge from the conflicts and convergences of different ideas. You will have the guidance of our experienced transdisciplinary academics each step of the way.

Find out more about what makes Liberal Arts at Warwick different.

We have approximately 100 students in the programme, with around 30-35 students in each year group. We have a small cohort of students, so you will get to know your tutors and other Liberal Arts students well. This also benefits our Problem-Based Learning approach, which requires you to work closely with each other. You will learn each other’s interests, goals, and strengths in a way that is very different from other programmes.

Admissions

Entry requirements

For the most up to date information, please visit our Entry Requirements page.

Please note, we do not make offers based on UCAS tariff points or Extended Projects.

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. Find out more about our international entry requirements.

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements. Our course falls under Band B.

If you are in any doubt, please contact Warwick’s Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions Team or our Department to discuss your application.

There are no specific subject requirements for this course. You will choose your pathway during your first year, and we do not require specific subjects for individual pathways.

If you are taking the IB you will be well-positioned to study our Liberal Arts degree. You will find that many of the skills that you have been trained in will be utilised, enhanced and transformed on our programme.

Both the IB and our Liberal Arts degree follow forms of teaching methods such as:

  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Constructivism
  • Facilitating metacognition
  • Cognitive apprenticeship
  • Collaborative learning

Like the IB, our degree encourages you to build on your existing knowledge as you examine complex problems before taking principled action. Principled action means making responsible choices, sometimes including decisions not to act.

“Individuals, organisations and communities can engage in principled action when they explore the ethical dimensions of personal and global challenges.” (IBO 2013: 4)

Application

Our students are unique in their interests and ambitions. Some of our students are interested particularly in the arts and humanities, whilst others are more interested in the social and natural sciences. Equally, some of our students enjoy exploring modules that cut across the arts and sciences. If you are interested in building your degree around your passions (with our help), this could be the right course for you.

We do not typically interview applicants.

Offers are usually made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

We welcome applications from individuals who are returning to study. There are no set entry requirements (although evidence of recent academic study is likely to be an advantage). Each application will be considered individually against the entry criteria for the chosen course. If you have any queries about this, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team.

We will carefully consider your UCAS personal statement during the application process. We are keen to hear about your interest in interdisciplinary learning and your academic or personal experiences and ambitions.

Teaching and learning

Half of your course will consist of core Liberal Arts modules. In these modules we will teach you how to critically evaluate case studies, methodologies, and theories in a range of contexts. You will then apply this learning to the second half of your degree, which is your unique pathway.

The course structure per year is as follows:

  • Year One: 75% core Liberal Arts modules. The remaining 25% will be optional modules which you will select from across the University. Please note, you will need to study specified optional modules to pursue a Disciplinary Interest pathway. We will help you choose your optional modules when you join us.
  • Year Two: 50% core Liberal Arts modules. The other half of your workload will consist of modules related to your pathway.
  • Final Year: A 25% core Liberal Arts module. The remainder of your workload will consist of modules related to your pathway.

We deliver our core modules using Problem-Based Learning workshops. These are defined by student-led research-based inquiry. There are no formal lectures. You'll spend your time in the classroom debating, framing, and presenting research questions and interventions. Your interests guide this learning method. Therefore content, explored through in-depth case studies, changes depending on the student cohort.

Although each core module is different, they are all designed to put you in charge of your learning. In the past, workshops for our first-year core module, Art and Revolution, have involved students breaking out into three groups: one doing primary research in the archives, one doing theory, and one doing critical research. Students have then briefed each other and created presentations, analysing the primary sources. We encourage students to work through the implications of their analysis (and the importance of the materials), with the help of the module leader.

For more information on how you'll learn please see here.

Contact hours depend on the modules you choose to study. Each module has a set minimum number of timetabled hours that you will be expected to attend. These hours differ depending upon the way each module has been designed.

In each year, you will take Liberal Arts core module(s) and you will choose a selection of optional modules. Your optional modules may be in the Liberal Arts Department, or they may be taught by other departments. Modules in the Liberal Arts Department are typically arranged around weekly two-hour workshops. There will also be a range of other mandatory and optional events associated with particular Liberal Arts modules such as film screenings, research seminars, student-led discussion groups, and tutor office hours.

In the first year, you will study three core Liberal Arts modules. You can therefore expect to attend timetabled sessions for approximately four to eight hours per week for these modules. In addition, across terms 1 and 2 you will attend a weekly one-hour lecture/workshop for ten weeks as part of an introduction to Liberal Arts education.

Alongside the core Liberal Arts modules, you will choose optional modules to tailor the degree to your interests. Some of these modules may be run by the Liberal Arts Department, but others will be taught by other departments - this depends on your specific interests. Other departments may use different teaching and assessment methods, and offerings may involve more or less formal teaching time per week than the Liberal Arts core modules. You can find information about minimum number of timetabled hours for these modules on departmental websites.

Typically, a first-year Liberal Arts student has between 8 and 12 hours of teaching per week, in addition to other forms of contact. You will also have the opportunity to complete:

Warwick has a range of study facilities and areas for private and group study work. Study spaces include, but are not limited to:

We have our own common room in the Liberal Arts Department where our students can meet for group work or study independently. Since March 2020, we have hosted a virtual Liberal Arts common room, including all Liberal Arts students and staff. The virtual common room is designed to offer academic and pastoral support to students during the challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Liberal Arts Department, we spend a lot of time developing our students as undergraduate researchers. We encourage you to go above and beyond the level of research usually expected at undergraduate level.

In the first year of the degree, we offer two methods training modules in qualitative and quantitative research. These modules set the foundations for the rest of your assessments, allowing you to use and apply different kinds of research methodologies. Both modules are designed so that all Liberal Arts students can access them – you don’t need an A Level (or equivalent) in Maths to do well in the Quantitative Methods for Undergraduate Research module.

You will have plenty of opportunities to build on your research skills in your second-year modules, before consolidating your learning in your final-year dissertation. By your final year, you will be undertaking advanced undergraduate research, ready for postgraduate-level study.

Beyond the classroom, Liberal Arts students have been involved in a range of research activities, including:

Assessments

Assessments for the core Liberal Arts modules are designed to be authentic learning experiences. Assessment types vary widely to support your development of a range of academic and professional skills, including creative submissions like policy proposals, videos, documentaries, and podcasts.

For example, in the first year you will take the core Art and Revolution module. You will explore archives, analyse films and still artwork, practice developing research questions, and conduct in-depth research. In contrast, in the first-year core module Science, Society, and the Media you will produce presentations (both in class and digitally), critique case studies, develop your own responses to problems, and engage in practical activities as part of the formal assessment.

In addition, during the course you will produce short critical essays, analyses and written reviews, research papers, reflective journals and portfolios and oral presentations. You will contribute to group projects and deliver extended pieces of writing. You will also sit mid and end of year short tests and traditional end of year examinations. You will have the opportunity to design your own research-based assessments.

For an idea of the assessment methods for the core and optional modules in the Liberal Arts Department, please visit our module pages.

Please note, assessment methods across the course vary according to the optional modules that you choose each year. For example, if you follow the Disciplinary Interest pathway with Life Sciences, you may also undertake laboratory-based assessments.

Through our varied assessment methods in the core Liberal Arts modules, you will have the opportunity to try things out, experiment, learn and adjust. Our assessments are continuous, meaning that you won't have one final exam at the end of the year. Instead, you will complete assessments that have a lower impact on your overall grades, allowing you to experiment and learn from your experiences. We will provide you with detailed and constructive feedback, to help you develop and demonstrate a full range of knowledge, skills, competences, and graduate attributes.

There are lots of resources available to help you develop your study skills. For example, you will have access to the department’s Study Skills and Community Resources, co-created by Liberal Arts staff and students. These resources are designed to support students with the transition from first year to second year, helping you to consolidate and build on your study skills.

Year One core modules

Year Two core modules

Final Year core module

Optional modules

In each year of the degree you will choose optional modules from across the University. The ratio of coursework to exams will vary according to the modules you choose.

Yes, some core Liberal Arts modules have an examined component. The core final-year module has no examination. Depending on the pathway you choose, you may be required to take exams in your pathway modules.

Yes, all assessments across the three years of this course will count towards your final degree classification. For the 2021-22 academic year, the first year will account for 10% of the final average, the second year will account for 40% of the final average, and the final year will account for 50% of the final average.

If you take an intercalated year abroad in your third year, the grades you achieve abroad will not count directly towards your final degree awarded by Warwick. If you pass the year abroad, your degree classification will show that you studied ‘BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with Intercalated Year’.

Modules

A core module is a compulsory course of study which you are required to take as part of the degree. Core modules are taken by all students on the BA Liberal Arts degree, regardless of their chosen pathway.

In the core Liberal Arts modules you will interact closely with other Liberal Arts students. You will learn how to analyse a range of issues and global problems from a variety of perspectives, using different analytical methods. In the final year, you will bring together the knowledge, techniques and skills that you have acquired throughout the course in the Dissertation module.

In the core modules we use a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach. You will learn about a topic through analysing and evaluating a problem from different perspectives.

For example, in the second-year Consumption module, you will look at a range of problems associated with the global issue of consumption from historical, social and cultural perspectives. You will examine how consumption has been understood, debated and represented in different kinds of texts (e.g. critical theory, social research, creative and cultural expressions, policy briefs, media items, and marketing and advertising). Examining the problem from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, you will learn how to use a range of key analytical tools to explore the issues and evaluate the different approaches.

The core Liberal Arts modules also teach you key research skills required to investigate issues. In the Dissertation/Final Year Project, you will choose a problem which you are particularly interested in. You will develop a thesis and use the analytical and research skills developed in the core modules to conduct independent research and then present your findings, conclusions, and ideas.

In each year of the degree, you will choose optional modules. In your second and final years, these modules will relate to your pathway. You will have the opportunity to study optional modules from across the University, with guidance from your personal tutor and our Director of Student Experience.

If you enjoy the multi-faceted approaches of our own specialist academic team in our Department, we have a range of engaging optional Liberal Arts modules. These modules are built on the transdisciplinary principles of the programme, and can be incorporated into your chosen pathway.

For all Warwick students there are some restrictions. It may not always be possible to get every first-choice module. For example, some optional modules will require you to have studied another module first. Some modules have limited capacity or are reserved for specific degree programmes. However, we will always help you build a pathway that meets your interests and needs.

Taking modules from across the University can be a daunting idea at first. There is no need to worry though, as we will ensure you are supported to work well in modules from different departments. In the core Liberal Arts modules, we will teach you how to take on an active, leadership role in any classroom environment. This will help you to engage with confidence in the modules you select from across the University.

No, it is not compulsory to study a language as part of this degree. However, we have a Languages pathway in collaboration with the School for Modern Languages and Cultures. You can also take optional modules in other languages via Warwick’s Language Centre.

Yes. You may choose to study a language module with Warwick’s Language Centre as one of your optional modules in your first year, or as an optional module related to your pathway in your second and final years. The Language Centre’s modules are free to undergraduate students who register formally and take them as part of their degree.

If you decide that you want to learn a language but not as part of your degree, you can do so by paying a fee.

For further information about studying a language module please see the Language Centre’s FAQs page.

The Language Centre's modules are offered at a range of levels from beginners to advanced, depending on the language. There are accelerated options for those who wish to develop their language skills at a faster pace.

Pathways

A pathway is the route which you take through the degree. You can choose a Disciplinary Interest or Specialist Interest pathway. You will take optional modules which correspond to your chosen interest.

You will be asked to declare your pathway towards the end of the first year (usually in the middle of Term 2). We will guide you and help you make your decision.

Please note, you may be required to demonstrate competence in a particular subject – or a related subject - to follow certain Disciplinary Interest pathways.

We have a dedicated Director of Student Experience in the Liberal Arts Department who will guide you as you consider the options available. They will help you decide what you would like to specialise in during your second and final years.

A discipline is a traditional academic subject such as History, Economics, or English. At the end of your first year, you may decide to focus on a particular discipline. If so, you will study optional modules from that subject area, alongside the core Liberal Arts modules.

You can choose from the following Disciplinary Interests:

If there are subjects you would like to study that are not listed above, you may still be able to specialise in them. Please send an email to liberalarts@warwick.ac.uk for more details.

If you choose a Disciplinary Interest pathway, you will take modules in that discipline in your second and final years.

You will develop specialist knowledge which you can use to address the problems and issues explored in the Liberal Arts core modules. For example, if you choose the Disciplinary Interest pathway with Philosophy, you will be able to bring the knowledge gained in your Philosophy modules to the problem of consumption in the second-year Liberal Arts core module. A Disciplinary Interest pathway enables you to tailor the course to suit your own interests.

A Disciplinary Interest pathway is the equivalent to a joint honours degree (but generally with higher optionality). You will spend 50% of your course in your chosen subject area. Although you will not have as much grounding in the subject as a single honours student, you will take similar modules to students studying the single honours degree.

On a Specialist Interest pathway you will be in control of your studies. You can design your degree to address a topic or theme based around a transdisciplinary problem. At the end of the first year, you may decide that you wish to focus your study on a particular problem that interests you. You will study modules from departments across the University which cover that topic.

Examples of Specialist Interest pathways

You will have the freedom to devise your own pathway title. Examples of pathway titles devised by our students include:

Culture and Identity
  • Consumption and Identity
  • Film and Cultural Identity
  • Language and Identity
  • Arts, Culture, and Identity
Digital Media and Communications
  • Digital Media Cultures with Quantitative Methods
  • Digital Culture and Social Change
  • Contemporary Media and Digital Culture
Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development and Education Policy
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Sustainability Communication
  • Gender and Sustainability
Social Justice
  • Social Justice and Well Being
  • Social Justice and Sustainable Systems

You will be able to bring your Specialist Interest knowledge to address the problems and issues explored in the core Liberal Arts modules. In choosing your own Specialist Interest pathway, you can tailor the course to suit your own intellectual leanings and fascinations.

The opportunity to follow a Specialist Interest pathway is a unique feature of the Warwick degree. It will enable you to compete for specific job opportunities in relevant areas. In addition, your Specialist Interest pathway will position you favourably for a number of graduate courses.

You will have a good deal of flexibility. Although we ask you to decide your pathway at the end of your first year, there is scope to develop and adapt your pathway over time.

Examples of pathways through the course are available on our Pathways pages. These examples show that in addition to your Liberal Arts core modules, in your second and final years you will also take modules which correspond to the pathway that you have chosen.

We encourage you to also have a look at modules across the University. Please see the University's module catalogue to get an idea of the modules you might be interested in.

Student support

Our Director of Student Experience is here to support you. We recognise you will be making a big change in your life as you become part of our close-knit community. We have several structured systems, processes, and spaces in place to provide you with that all-important support as you make the transition to life at university. This includes having your own personal tutor to meet with regularly.

"When a person moves to a new country the experience, despite much preparation beforehand, can feel overwhelming. Whether an individual moves to a country with the same first language or not, the process of assimilating the new culture can be a time of great emotional turbulence. This can apply to international students and it is helpful to realise that it is quite normal to feel this way." (Warwick Wellbeing Services, Self-Help Resource, Culture shock)

Your personal tutor and our Director of Student Experience will be here to support you as you learn to live and work in our community. We will also encourage you to join student societies and sports clubs where you may find people from your country or background.

If the challenges you may experience in adjusting to a new culture impacts your overall wellbeing, we will be able to refer you to Warwick’s Wellbeing Support Services for professional help and guidance. There are also several self-help resources on the Wellbeing Support Services’ website, including information on how to help yourself if you experience culture shock.

Our department believes strongly in equitable access to education. We will work with you individually to ensure your needs are met. At Warwick, Disability Services are part of our Wellbeing Support Services. Our Disability Services are designed to assist with academic adjustments, as well as provide emotional support and promote wellbeing.

You will be able to book an appointment with the Disability Services team to discuss how best they can help you. For example, they will be able to advise you on available funding for support, such as the Disabled Student’s Allowance.

Read the University's Disability Strategy Statement to find out about the work Warwick is doing on disability equality and accessibility.

You may also be interested in:

Study abroad

No, it is not compulsory to study abroad as part of the Liberal Arts degree. We certainly encourage our students to consider studying abroad, and our students who have studied abroad have found it extremely beneficial.

You are automatically enrolled on a three-year course. If you are going to study abroad, we will transfer you to the four-year course once your application to the partner institution is finalised.

There are two routes if you wish to study abroad:

  1. Intercalated year at a Liberal Arts partner institution: You could spend an intercalated (non-credit bearing) year at one of our specifically selected Liberal Arts partner institutions. We have partnered with elite institutions in Europe and Canada, allowing our students to study Liberal Arts programmes which share our passion for rigorous interdisciplinarity and critical thinking. All our partners use sympathetic (but not identical) approaches towards Liberal Arts.
  2. Intercalated year at one of Warwick’s partner institutions: You will also have the choice of the University-wide intercalated (non-credit bearing) study abroad year options. Find out more about these options on the University's partner institutions page.

You will not need to decide about studying abroad or enrol onto a year abroad before you arrive at Warwick. Information about studying abroad is provided once you arrive. In Term 1 of your second year (when possible destinations are confirmed), you will be asked if you would like to express your interest in the intercalated study abroad programme.

Yes, you will need to apply to study abroad. Places available at overseas partner institutions are limited. Therefore, there is a competitive application and selection procedure. If you are interested in studying abroad, you will need to apply during the first term of your second year. More information about the process will be provided to you nearer the time.

For us to support your study abroad ambitions, we would expect you to be performing academically at the level of a 2:1 degree classification. We will also consider your motivation in choosing to study abroad.

If you are a Home (i.e. UK) or EU student paying Home/EU tuition fees to Warwick then you will not need a visa to travel to a partner institution in Europe.

If you are studying at Warwick under a non-EEA Tier 4 visa and you decide to go abroad for the third year of the course, you will need to apply – and pay for – an extension to your existing Tier 4 visa. Warwick’s Student Immigration and Compliance team will be able to provide advice on this process.

In all cases, it is your responsibility to have a valid passport which will cover the time of your stay abroad, and to acquire any necessary visas in time to travel.

You are free to study whichever modules or courses offered by the partner institution interest you most, if you fulfil the academic requirements. You may decide to continue to take modules that correspond to your pathway, or you may choose something completely different. Your personal tutor at Warwick will be able to guide you in your choice. All of our partners offer a range of options with a level of demand that is at least equal to Warwick’s and they are at an appropriate level. Your choices will need to be approved by your personal tutor at Warwick.

While you are abroad, you will be required to maintain regular contact with Warwick staff as part of your compliance with our Student Attendance and Monitoring Scheme. Your principal point of contact will be your Warwick personal tutor. They will be required to approve the courses which you study while abroad and will also be available to support you throughout your study abroad experience, particularly if you encounter any issues or have any concerns about your progress. You will maintain regular online contact with Warwick, and Warwick tutors may even visit you while you are overseas. Towards the end of the year abroad, you will need to advise us on your choices of modules for your final year at Warwick.

You will pay a reduced fee rate to Warwick while you are abroad. Please see the Student Finance website for more information. You pay nothing for tuition to your host institution abroad.

You will be required to pay for your travel to and from the overseas country and you will need to meet your living costs while you are there (as you would have to do if you stayed at Warwick). The best way to find out what these costs are is to speak to others who have studied abroad previously in the country to which you would like to travel. The Student Mobility team will also be able to help advise.

The intercalated year on our BA Liberal Arts course is optional rather than compulsory and is not part of the ERASMUS scheme. This means that you will not be eligible for financial support in the form of travel grants or maintenance loans.

You will pay a reduced rate for home fees. You will need to pay fees to Warwick if you are studying abroad as you will still be in receipt of services from Warwick. For example, you will continue to receive the advice and support of your personal tutor while you are abroad. They will have to approve the modules which you choose to study while you are abroad in order to ensure that they fit in with your Warwick course. Find out more about fees for year abroad students for 2021/22. Please see the Student Finance website for more information.

Our Liberal Arts partner institutions in Europe all teach in English. Therefore, in terms of your ability to study while abroad, competency in the country’s language is not required. However, you may find it useful from the point of view of your day-to-day existence in the country to have some knowledge of the main language of communication. This will support your daily interactions with people and will enhance your experience.

Your host institution abroad may be able to organise your accommodation for you, but you will still need to apply for it.

Professional development

Certificates

We offer a range of unique certificates outside of the curriculum as a way of continuing your professional development. These certificates are designed to develop skills that have been identified by employers as being vital for success in the workplace. Your attainment of these certificates will be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), which you can show to employers.

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is an electronic document issued to you at the end of your studies which records all your academic and non-academic achievements at Warwick, as verified by the University. It includes information about achievements such as volunteering and prizes awarded as well as information about module marks and the degree classification awarded. You can show your HEAR to potential employers to prove your attainments.

Work placements

No, it is not compulsory to do a work placement as part of the Liberal Arts degree.

We would strongly encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Liberal Arts team to gain professional experience during your time at Warwick. This can be obtained either via our bespoke short term placements programme associated with our Certificate of Professional Communication, or through the intercalated (year-long work) placement which takes place in your third year.

Our dedicated Employability and Placement Manager can guide you through the entire process from sourcing opportunities, applications, interviews, and supporting you while on placement as well as when you return to Warwick.

The two work placement options are:

Intercalated (year-long) work placement

You will complete a four-year degree and your work placement will take place in your third year. The work placement can take place in the UK or globally. After completion, you will return to Warwick for your final year. Your year-long work placement will be formally recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Short work placement

As part of the Certificate of Professional Communication, you will undertake a short four-week work placement which takes place during the summer.

We also support students to undertake work placements outside of the two options listed above.

For the intercalated (year-long) work placement you need to pass your second year.

For the short work placement associated with the Certificate of Professional Communication, there are no requirements.

Yes. We encourage our students to engage in as many work experience opportunities as possible. This can be outside of the short work placement attached to the Certificate of Professional Communication and the intercalated (year-long) work placement.

As our students have diverse interests, they have chosen to go on to complete different types of work placements in the past. Our students have been successful in securing work placements with employers from the private, public, and third sectors. This includes:

  • Research institutions
  • Governmental bodies
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Health
  • Fashion
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Education

Our students have undertaken roles including:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Project Officer
  • Editor
  • Researcher

Yes, on campus you will be able to apply for jobs via Warwick's own employment agency, Unitemps. There are also other opportunities for part-time work, such as through Warwick’s Welcome Service and the Students’ Union.

Find out more about part-time work here.

We have a dedicated Employability and Placement Manager in Liberal Arts who will provide you with one-to-one careers guidance. They work in collaboration with employers, so you will be supported in securing appropriate work placements. You will have access to specialist pre-placement advice, guidance and preparation, as well as on-going support during your placement.

The University also has a Student Opportunity team which offers a range of services designed to support you as you think about and plan your future. These range from one-to-one appointments with a careers adviser who can provide advice on developing your CV and making applications, careers fairs, employer presentations, mock job interviews, providing information about opportunities to help you get work experience (e.g. through volunteering schemes or internship programmes both in the U.K. and abroad), and access to relevant networks and workshops to help you to acquire and hone the skills which employers value. Take a look at the website for more details of the services available.

After university

Liberal Arts at Warwick will equip you with a range of transferrable and practical skills including: highly developed analytical thinking, creative problem-solving and communication skills which will support you in securing a job after graduation. These skills are highly valued by employers across a range of industries, from the public, private, and third sectors in the UK and globally.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement, allowing you to experience the working world and gain a competitive advantage over other graduates. You will be well-placed for a variety of career paths, including: teaching, creative arts, media, law, business, marketing and governance.

See what some of our graduates are doing now.

Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of postgraduate degree programmes. Our students often use their pathway to prepare for specific postgraduate degrees. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to postgraduate degrees in law, international relations and security, education/teacher training, film studies, business/management, gender studies, and literary studies.

Offer holders

Once you have responded to UCAS and placed Warwick as either your Firm or Insurance choice, you will be able to apply for accommodation. Please see the University’s accommodation page where they will publish further information about when applications for accommodation will open.

Please visit our Offer holders page for a list of recommended readings. The books listed on this page are by no means compulsory reading and you are not required to buy these books before you begin the course. However, if you would like to prepare for the course, we hope you enjoy our recommendations.

Stay in touch with us! We are happy to work with you one-to-one to help you think about what you might want to do during your time with us. Please email us to discuss this: liberalarts@warwick.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments. Find out more about tuition costs.

There may be extra costs related to your course for things such as stationery, books, materials and field trips.

Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2022

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree. Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2022.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries.

Contacting us

If you have a question about Liberal Arts or life at Warwick, please send us an email: liberalarts@warwick.ac.uk.

We are also hosting online live chats where you can speak to our staff and current students who will be happy to answer any of your questions about Liberal Arts at Warwick. Register for our live chats. You can also sign up here to receive email invites to our live chats and other events, such as Open Days.

We are more than happy for you to speak to one of our current students. Please send us an email and we will be able to arrange this for you: liberalarts@warwick.ac.uk.