To get the most from such an expansive degree, it helps to have some focus.
At the end of your first year*, we'll ask you to begin to design a degree that develops in-depth expertise in a chosen area of interest. You’ll select modules and a pathway that gives you the skills and knowledge to tackle the problems which matter most to you. We'll guide and support you in making your decision about which pathway to follow.
* Some disciplinary pathways such as Economics or History will require you to study specific modules in your first year to proceed onto the pathway in your second year.
Choosing your pathway
We will work closely with you when choosing your pathway and modules within that pathway to ensure that your degree is best suited to your interests and future ambitions. You'll be guided and supported by our Director of Student Experience in making your decision about which pathway to follow. There are two types of pathways to choose from:
Specialist Interest pathway: You will choose your optional modules from across the University. Your Specialist Interest pathway will be determined entirely by your interests and goals.
Disciplinary Interest pathway: You will choose your optional modules exclusively from one of our partner departments. This pathway is for you if your passions lie in a particular subject.
of students on our Liberal Arts course agree with the statement 'My course has provided me with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics'
(The National Student Survey 2022)
The pathway you choose will be shown on your personalised Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). Regardless of the pathway you choose, your course will fall under the following: