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.
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.
Thinking like a Liberal Arts student
In Liberal Arts at Warwick, you will cross disciplinary boundaries and ask insightful, investigative questions. You will learn to draw on knowledge and expertise from different disciplines to make interventions in the problems that matter to you. You might choose to ask questions from the viewpoint of a mathematician or a sociologist. You could clarify a problem by adopting an economics approach with added political insight. Or you could use art, literature or film to highlight how a problem has developed over time in different social contexts.
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.