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Liberal Arts Partnerships

Students walking in front of one of Amsterdam University College's buildings

Over recent years, there's been a wave of new liberal education programmes appearing across Europe. At Warwick, we're at the forefront of developing this new European sense of liberal education.

This approach is typified by critical approaches to skills development, and often features a more structured programme than those found in the US. While students are usually able to focus on themes or subjects of interest to them (like the ‘pathways’ you’ll take here), there tends to be more focus on the conscious cultivation of critical thinking and leadership skills.

With this in mind, we've formed a number of partnerships with Liberal Arts institutions, chosen because of their expertise and excellent reputation for Liberal Arts education in a specifically European context; all use sympathetic (but not identical) approaches to ours. The particular approach and ethos of the teaching and learning environments at these partnerships will allow you to build on the toolkit which you'll have started putting together during your first and second years at Warwick.


University building - Leuphana

Leuphana University

Lüneburg, Germany

Set in a beautiful medieval town in northern Germany, Leuphana University provides some of Europe's best interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Find out more about Leuphana University by visiting their website.

Image credit: Gerrit Gutzeit - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 4.0

University building - University College Freiburg

University College Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

UCF is based in the medieval heart of the University of Freiburg, right at the edge of the Black Forest. Its highly selective liberal education programmes on governance, sustainability, and culture produce some of Germany's top graduates.

Discover more about University College Freiburg here

University building - Jacobs University

Jacobs University

Bremen, Germany

Jacobs is an American-style residential university formed as a collaboration between the University of Bremen, Rice University, and the city of Bremen. Students from over a hundred countries study and live together, forming life-long communities of interdisciplinary learners.

Visit their website, or look through their study abroad leaflet.

University building - Leiden

Leiden University College

The Hague, The Netherlands

The Honours College of the University of Leiden, UCL: The Hague is a center of global interdisciplinary excellence, especially in politics, governance, and social justice.

Find out more here.

University building - Concordia University

Concordia University

Montreal, Canada

Located in the bilingual city of Montreal, Concordia specialises in engaging with the Big Questions facing the world, searching for solutions to those challenges, and making positive contributions to society.

Visit their website for more details.

University building - AUC

Amsterdam University College

The Netherlands

A collaboration between the two world-leading research universities of Amsterdam, AUC is one of Europe's best-regarded liberal education institutions. A diverse body of students focus on 'big questions' and work across disciplines in an award-winning campus.

Visit their website for more details.