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Liberal Arts BA (UCAS LA99)

Liberal arts students in class at the University of Warwick

Explore our Liberal Arts degree at Warwick

Liberal Arts at Warwick is a way of approaching what matters most to you through a rigorous and flexible degree. As part of a close-knit community, you will draw on knowledge from a range of disciplines to address complex problems in hands-on seminars. You will design your own degree by choosing a route or a pathway, closely supported by our expert tutors. This unique course balances both breadth and depth. It gives you the critical tools to think across disciplines, flexibility with your module choices, and specific expertise in your area of interest.


General entry requirements

A level typical offer

AAA.

A level additional information

You will also need grade C or grade 4 in English and Mathematics at GCSE.

We welcome students with Arts backgrounds, Science backgrounds, and those who have studied a range of A levels (or equivalent).

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is ABB. See if you're eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

IB typical offer

36

IB contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is 34. See if you're eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside one or two A levels.

You will also need grade C or grade 4 in English and Mathematics at GCSE.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


International qualifications


English Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirements. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at WarwickLink opens in a new window.

This course requires: Band B

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Frequently asked questions

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in a Widening Participation programme or who meet the contextual data criteria.

Differential offers will usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

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.

For the following IFP streams we will issue a guaranteed offer for the Liberal Arts degree:

  • Business Management
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Law and Politics

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are typically 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.

Course overview

On this interdisciplinary degree we will encourage you to think independently as you work closely with experts from across the University. In small groups you will explore challenging problems from different times and places, using a toolkit of emergent skills to create your own responses. This course is ideal for passionate students who want to learn across disciplines and build their degree around their interests and ambitions.

Expert tutors with a passion for liberal education lead the Liberal Arts modules. These modules focus on investigating key issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives and developing your critical thinking skills. You will learn how to analyse cutting-edge problems and to think independently as you evaluate evidence and interpretations. These modules will also help you to build your primary and secondary research skills. We will ensure that you have the intellectual tools needed to undertake advanced undergraduate research by your final year. We will also prepare you to engage in different modules when you explore what Warwick has to offer across the arts, sciences, and social sciences.

Within the first year, you will choose either a disciplinary route or a bespoke pathway, bringing together modules most suited to your interests and strengths. You will spend 25-50% of your degree studying modules relating to your chosen route/pathway. These modules will give you the knowledge, skills, and expertise to become a leader in an area you are passionate about. Our tutors will guide your decision about which route or pathway to choose and will provide support to you throughout the degree. As your interests may develop over time, a unique feature of this degree is the ability to adapt your route/pathway further down the line.

Liberal Arts at Warwick aims to develop innovative critical thinkers who will be able to confront the global challenges of the past, present, and future. As such, we also offer the opportunity of extending your degree by a year either to study abroad or to complete a work placement. To give you the time to consider whether these opportunities are right for you, we automatically enrol all of our new students on the three-year course. Once you join us, you will have the option to change to a four-year course with an intercalated year of study abroad or work placement in the third year. The year spent studying abroad or on work placement is subject to departmental academic requirements.

The skills you develop during your degree are as important as the course content. You will also have the opportunity to complete co-curricular certificates and short work placements. These will help you develop your professional skills, giving you the edge when it comes to your employability. You will have the support of our dedicated Employability and Placement Manager who provides one-to-one careers guidance.

What is Liberal Arts?

A Liberal Arts education puts critical thinking and innovative problem solving at the heart of learning. It is based on a long tradition of thinking across different disciplines to solve the most pressing challenges of the day and of the human experience. It aims to form critical global citizens who will be future leaders and independent thinkers in their own field. By teaching you how to learn rather than what to learn, a Liberal Arts education will expose you to a broad range of knowledge, allowing you to specialise in an issue or problem that matters most to you. Find out more about our approach to liberal education at Warwick.Link opens in a new window


Study abroad

As part of your Liberal Arts degree, you have the unique opportunity to study abroad for one year at one of our Liberal Arts partners. Although studying abroad is not compulsory, we encourage you to consider this opportunity and will help guide you in your choices. We have exclusive partnerships with specialist Liberal Arts programmes in both Europe and Canada:

  • Concordia University (Montréal, Canada)
  • University College Leiden (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany)
  • Leuphana University, (Lüneburg, Germany)
  • University College Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)

By studying at one of our Liberal Arts partners, you will gain a unique understanding of the approach taken to liberal education within different educational cultures. This will allow you to gain an understanding of the global context of your degree. The year spent studying abroad will not contribute towards the overall grade of your degree, however, it will be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

During your study abroad experience, you will develop knowledge and understanding of a different culture. Although the teaching is in English at our partner institutions, we strongly encourage students to acquire competency in another language while studying abroad.

Alternatively, you may also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of the University of Warwick's partner institutions. Please note that the availability of these partners vary each year, and we are unable to guarantee their availability for all students.

We also offer short-term study abroad experiences through our School for Cross-faculty Studies (SCFS) Venice programme, which includes two SCFS Venice modules:

As a Liberal Arts student, you will have priority on these two-week intensive modules. You can study both if you would like to stay in Venice for a month! Venice is a fascinating case study for problem-based learning about sustainability challenges and for exploring traditions of resistance from the Renaissance to the present day. These modules can be taken after your second year (or your third year if you take a study abroad/work placement year). The work you do on these modules will count towards your final year of study.

For more information about studying abroad please see our Study Abroad pages.

Core modules


Year One

You will study the following core modules:

Truth and Misinformation

This dynamic module explores the complex concepts of truth and misinformation, covering topics such as news and fake news, social media, conspiracy theories, and socially-constructed models of truth. This module will be taught through case studies from around the world related to the issues of truth and misinformation, from interdisciplinary perspectives. You will critically examine the case studies, developing your own understanding of these concepts. We will invite you to bring your own interests into discussions, and therefore the case studies examined will change from year to year. By the end of this module, you will have developed key skills such as critical thinking, writing, independent research, time management, and project management.

Read more about the Truth and Misinformation moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

This is your introduction to the history, skills, and fundamental values behind liberal education (principles) and what we do in the classroom (praxis). It is where you begin to think beyond the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines and how these might be transgressed. We will question the purpose and outcomes of learning itself, and consider how education can be a key step towards achieving freedom (broadly defined). Alongside this, you will work on practical skills development designed to help you feel confident about your university career and beyond.

Read more about the Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2022/23 year of study).

You will select at least one of the following ‘Critical Issues’ modules:

Beauty

Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Beauty has been a key issue for critical thinkers across cultures for centuries and can be approached from a variety of perspectives. This module will not tell you what beauty is nor how to think about it. Instead, it will challenge your existing preconceptions and encourage you to develop critical thinking skills around the interdisciplinary issue of beauty through encounters with theoretical frameworks, detailed case studies, and focused problems. The module will combine a wide variety of perspectives drawn from disciplines such as aesthetics, musicology, sociology, art history, gender studies, media and communications studies, literary studies, anthropology, and poetics.

Read about the Beauty module, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Revolution

On this module you will explore the ways in which art (the things we make) prompts, predicts, or responds to revolutions across history. You will learn how to apply a range of research skills to generate original approaches to complex revolutions. You will also delve into the things we make in relation to moments of crisis and change.

Read more about the Revolution moduleLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

You will also select one of the following research training modules:

Qualitative Methods for Interdisciplinary Research

From LGBTQ+ oral histories to ethnographies of car subcultures, from 19th century diaries to 1980s zines, from Shakespeare to Childish Gambino. Researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences engage with a wide range of sources!

This module introduces you to methodologies used in social, historical, and cultural research. Qualitative research asks “why” and “how”, rather than “how many". You will critically engage with theoretical debates, putting your learning into practice by conducting primary research using cultural, creative, archival, text-based and interview methodologies. The hands-on research assignments in this module link to other core modules, so activities will always be relevant to your studies..

Read more about the Qualitative Methods for Interdisciplinary Research moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2022/23 year of study).

Quantitative Methods for Interdisciplinary Research

How can we use quantitative data to understand the world around us? This module will introduce you to the foundations of quantitative analysis and the principles of quantitative research, descriptive statistics and data visualisation. You will begin to consider how we can use data at our disposal to draw conclusions about the wider world.

This is an introductory module - you do not need to have studied Maths at A level (or equivalent). This module is a requirement for certain pathways in Year Two, such as Economics. It will act as a prerequisite for more advanced analytical modules.

Read more about the Quantitative Methods for Interdisciplinary Research moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2022/23 year of study).

The other half of your first year will consist of optional modules from across the University. This is your time to start exploring your interests and finding out where your passions lie.

At the end of your first year, you will choose either a route or a pathway:

On a route you will spend at least 25% of your degree with one of our partner departments, developing subject-specific expertise. We have routes with the following departments: Classics, Economics, Education, English, Film and Television Studies, Global Sustainable Development, History, Life Sciences, Philosophy, and Theatre and Performance Studies. Your route will be recognised in your degree title. For example, if you choose to study the Economics route, your degree title will be ‘Liberal Arts with Economics’. Alongside the modules directly related to your route, you can also take a selection of other optional modules from across the University linked to your interests.

On a pathway, you are free to build a flexible degree that reflects your interests. You will spend 50% of your degree studying modules related to your pathway, developing interdisciplinary expertise in your area of interest. We will work with you to help you design a pathway that enables you to study the areas that matter most to you. In the past, our students have designed pathways around the following topics: Apocalyptic Studies, Black British Studies, Business Ethics, Culture and Identity, Gender and Society, Health and Human Society, Imagination in Childhood Development, Social Justice, and Sustainability.

Year Two

You will study one core module:

Consuming Cultures

Consumption connects the local and the global. It is at the core of our lives: from our food to our clothes, to our cultural and leisure activities, to the services we use. This module interrogates the relationship between consumption, culture, society and identity in different time periods and cultural contexts. You will explore how consumption operates as an organising social force through the analysis of film, literature, music, advertisements, branding, case studies, social research, and critical theory.

Read more about the Consuming Cultures moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

The remaining modules in the second year will be from your chosen pathway. Depending on your pathway, you may need to study certain modules to fulfil the pathway requirements.

Final Year

Core module

Dissertation/Final Project

The dissertation is a year-long project marking the culmination of your degree. You will design and carry out a significant piece of original research. This is the ideal opportunity for you to showcase what you have learned and what you can do next. You will make a real contribution to an area of academic study, a policy debate, or a community issue of importance to you. You will draw on experts from across the University and you will work with a dedicated advisor who can help you achieve your project goals.

Read more about the Dissertation/Final Project moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

In your second year and in your final year, you are required to take three interdisciplinary Liberal Arts optional modules (see below). These modules include the two modules taught in Venice. You may choose how many to take in each year (for example, two in your second year and one in your final year).

The remaining modules in your final year will be from your chosen route or pathway. If you choose to study a route, you may need to study certain modules to fulfil the route requirements.


Optional modules

Liberal Arts optional modules

All students in Liberal Arts are required to take three optional modules offered by the Liberal Arts Department in their second and final year (though you can take more if you like!). The optional modules offered can vary from year to year, and new optional modules may be added to this list over time.

  • Designing Change (foundations): Critical and Creative Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age
  • Posthumous Geographies I: Underworlds
  • Posthumous Geographies II: Paradises
  • The Quest 1: Departures and Heroic Journeys
  • The Quest 2: Exile and Homecoming
  • The Apocalyptic Imaginary
  • Quantitative Research Methods: Understanding Relationships in Data
  • A Sustainable Serenissima: Water and the Future of Venice
  • Venice: Resistance and Representation

Route/pathway modules

As part of your route/pathway you will also take modules from across the University. Below are just a few examples of such modules that our current students have taken:

  • Critical Security Studies (Politics and International Studies)
  • Being Human: Human Nature from the Renaissance to Freud (History)
  • Introduction to Art History: The Natural World and the Arts of Modernity (History of Art)
  • Economics 1 (Economics)
  • Molecules, Cells and Organisms (Life Sciences)
  • Environmental Principles of Global Sustainable Development (Global Sustainable Development)

Assessment

Assessments in the Liberal Arts Department enable you to develop your expertise and advanced skills in addressing different kinds of problems. You will use a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives, including from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. You will learn how to deploy a variety of research methods, and be well-equipped with a strong theoretical foundation that will empower you to approach difficult problems critically, analytically, and creatively. The range of assessments in Liberal Arts thus combines the traditional (essays and written examinations) with the innovative (creative projects, podcasts, portfolios, video projects, and performance).

Our assessments are designed to be authentic learning experiences. Few single assessments are worth more than half of a module’s total mark. Assessment types vary to support the development of academic and professional skills.

Assessment methods will differ according to the optional modules that you choose from across the University. For example, if you choose to take modules in the School of Life Sciences, you may undertake laboratory-based assessments.

Assessments in each year of the degree contribute to the degree classification. Assessments taken in the study abroad year are pass/fail and do not contribute to the degree classification.

Teaching

In Liberal Arts we use a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach. This is where you understand a topic by examining complex problems from a variety of perspectives. You will then develop your own distinctive stance on that problem. Our students are co-creators of knowledge in the classroom.

The Liberal Arts modules are delivered using PBL workshops, which are shaped by the independent research conducted by students. Rather than attending formal lectures, you will spend your time in the classroom debating, framing, and presenting research questions/responses. This is an active learning method that relies on your specific interests. Therefore, the content we teach (explored through in-depth case studies) changes from year to year depending on the student cohort and current events.

Optional modules from across the University may involve lectures, seminars, tutorials, and/or laboratories. You will be taught by tutors from different disciplines. We will support you to bring together these various approaches in a way that makes sense to you.


Class sizes

We believe that students learn best when doing hands-on activities in small groups. Modules in the Liberal Arts Department typically range from 4 to 18 students per class. Most of the core modules have around 8 to 18 students per class. The size of our classes are designed to create a close and supportive learning community, ideal for Problem-Based Learning.

Students taking optional modules in other departments may find themselves in more varied class sizes.


Typical contact hours

Contact hours vary significantly depending on your route/pathway modules. A Liberal Arts student can typically expect between 8 and 12 contact hours a week, including route/pathway modules. You may have more than 12 hours, depending on your module choices. Module offerings in other departments may involve different contact hours per week.

Core Liberal Arts modules in the first and second year consist of one, two-hour workshop per week. Much of our teaching takes place over two terms. Most year-long modules have around 44 hours of teaching time each. We also offer regular out-of-classroom activities, including film screenings, skills sessions, discussion groups, reading groups, and field trips.

In addition, across the first two terms of the first year you will attend ten one-hour sessions as part of an introductory module (Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis).

The final-year core Dissertation module usually involves five hours of lectures and 12 supervision sessions across three terms.

Co-curricular certificates

We offer a range of unique certificates outside of the curriculum as a way of continuing your professional development. In the first year, you can complete certificates in Carbon Literacy, Digital Literacy, Sustainability ​Consultancy (Auditing), and Professional Communication.

Explore our range of certificates

Tuition fees

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.

Undergraduate fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2022, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


2+2 course fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2022 for a 2+2 course through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, your annual tuition fees will be £6,750. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


How are fees set?

The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

Learn more about fees from UCASLink opens in a new window.

Undergraduate fees

If you are an EU student enrolling in 2022, the tuition fee will be charged in line with government policy and therefore the same as Overseas Tuition Fee rates.

For details please see Overseas students section below.

Undergraduate fees

If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2022, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

  • Band 1 – £22,280 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
  • Band 2 – £28,410 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

Fees for 2023 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2023 fee rates before you apply.

Find out more about undergraduate fees and funding.


Fee status guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students from 2021 entry will be classified as Home or EU/Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

Find out more about how universities assess fee status.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Further information

Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


Scholarships and bursaries

Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

Find out more about funding opportunities for full-time students.

If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

Find out more information on our international scholarship pages.


You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


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 course.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2022.

We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

Find out more about your eligibility for the Warwick Undergraduate Bursary.

As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships for asylum seekers.

Further information

Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility for student loans

Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

Check if you're eligible for student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

Find out more about government student loans for home students residing in England.

Tuition Fee Loan

For the 2022 academic year, you may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees if you’re from an EU country. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you may receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won't have to set up any payments.

Help with living costs

For the 2022 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if both of the following apply:

  • You have lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course

And

If you are starting a course on or after 1st August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

  • If you are coming to the UK from 1st January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to studyhere
  • Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme

Find out more about government student loans for EU students

Repaying your loans

You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (from April 2021 the repayment threshold is £27,295 and is expected to rise each year). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

Find out more about repaying your student loan.

Placements and work experience

We encourage you to undertake a work placement as part of your degree. This will enable you to develop your skills in a professional environment. It is an opportunity to apply theory to practice and learn from industry professionals. The two work placement options are:

1. 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 or outside the UK and will be formally recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report.

2. Short work placement

We also support students to undertake shorter work placements throughout the year.

Our students have been successful in securing work placements with employers from the private, public, and third sectors. These employers include research institutions, governmental bodies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), media organisations, fashion companies, environmental consultancies, financial consultancies, and many others. They have undertaken diverse roles such as Marketing Assistant, Researcher, Project Officer, and Editor.


Your career

Graduates from Liberal Arts courses pursue a wide range of careers. As a Warwick Liberal Arts student, you will equally have a range of career opportunities available to you. The variety of opportunities will depend on your chosen pathway.

Liberal Arts graduates tend to gravitate towards research-intensive and/or leadership roles, where they can use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our graduates have worked in a diverse range of fields and sectors, with recent graduates in the public, private, and third sectors.

Find out more about Warwick Liberal Arts careers.Link opens in a new window


Helping you find the right career

We have a dedicated Employability and Placement Manager in our department who provides careers guidance. They work with employers to source work placement opportunities for our students and offer guidance to students before and during placements.

The University's Student Opportunity team also supports students to develop employability skills and guidance on careers options.

Find out more about careers support at Warwick

Liberal Arts at Warwick

Ask the questions that matter.

A liberal education is based on the idea of acquiring knowledge and understanding worthy of a free, active and engaged global citizen. You will ask insightful, investigative questions, and you will not be limited to a single academic discipline.

Your degree in Liberal Arts will demonstrate the ability to inspire others, provide creative leadership, and to untangle the trickiest and most complex problems. These are highly regarded skills that you can apply to any position in industry, creative endeavours, or future study.

Get to know us better by exploring our departmental website.

Hear from our Liberal Arts student bloggers Krishna and Jagoda. You might also be interested in taking a look at the posts from our previous blogger, Olamide.

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Life at Warwick

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Warwick Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is key to helping you settle in quickly.

We have 12 self-catering undergraduate halls of residence on campus.

Our student property management and lettings agency manages more than 8,000 rooms both on and off campus, and provides advice to all full-time undergraduates.

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Our campus

You won't be short of ways to spend your time on campus - whether it's visiting Warwick Arts Centre, using our incredible new sports facilities, socialising in our bars, nightclub and cafés, or enjoying an open-air event. Or if you need some peace and quiet, you can explore lakes, woodland and green spaces just a few minutes’ walk from central campus.

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Food and drink

We have lots of cafés, restaurants and shops on campus. You can enjoy great quality food and drink, with plenty of choice for all tastes and budgets. There is a convenience store on central campus, as well as two supermarkets and a small shopping centre in the nearby Cannon Park Retail Park. Several of them offer delivery services to help you stay stocked up.

And don't miss our regular food market day on the Piazza with tempting, fresh and delicious street food. Soak up the atmosphere and try something new, with mouth-watering food for all tastes.

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Clubs and societies

We currently have more than 300 student-run societies.

So whether you’re into films, martial arts, astronomy, gaming or musical theatre, you can instantly connect with people with similar interests.

Or you could try something new, or even form your own society.

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Sports and fitness

Staying active at Warwick is no sweat, thanks to our amazing new Sports and Wellness Hub, indoor and outdoor tennis centre, 60 acres of sports pitches, and more than 60 sports clubs.

Whether you want to compete, relax or just have fun, you can achieve your fitness goals.

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Studying on campus

Our campus is designed to cater for all of your learning needs.

You will benefit from a variety of flexible, well-equipped study spaces and teaching facilities across the University.

  • The Oculus, our outstanding learning hub, houses state-of-the-art lecture theatres and innovative social learning and network areas.
  • The University Library provides access to over one million printed works and tens of thousands of electronic journals
  • Three Learning Grids offering you flexible individual and group study spaces.

Studying at Warwick

Travel and local area

Our campus is in Coventry, a modern city with high street shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars sitting alongside medieval monuments. The Warwickshire towns of Leamington Spa and Kenilworth are also nearby.

The University is close to major road, rail and air links. London is just an hour by direct train from Coventry, with Birmingham a 20-minute trip. Birmingham International Airport is nearby (a 20-minute drive).

Travelling from campus

Wellbeing support and faith provision

Our continuous support network is here to help you adjust to student life and to ensure you can easily access advice on many different issues. These may include managing your finances and workload, and settling into shared accommodation. We also have specialist disability and mental health support teams.

Our Chaplaincy is home to Chaplains from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We provide regular services for all Christian denominations and a Shabbat meal every Friday for our Jewish students. There is also an Islamic prayer hall, halal kitchen and ablution facilities.

Student support

Chaplaincy

How to apply

Learn more about our application process.

Key dates

Key dates for your application to Warwick.

Writing your personal statement

Make an impression and demonstrate your passion for your course.

After you've applied

Find out how we process your application.

3 ways to connect

Talk to us

Join us at a live event. You can ask about courses, applying to Warwick, life at Warwick, visas and immigration, and more.

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Warwick Experience

Take a virtual, student-led campus tour. Then join an interactive panel session, where you can hear from and chat to our current students and staff.

Book a tour


Student blogs

Explore our student blogs in OurWarwick. You can read about campus life from students themselves, and register to post questions directly to students.

Ask a student

Explore campus with our virtual tour

Our 360 tour lets you:

  • Watch student videos
  • View 360 photography and drone footage
  • Learn about facilities and landmarks

Explore our campus virtually through our 360 campus tour now

Come to an Open Day

Don’t just take it from us, come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about. Whether it's a virtual visit or in-person, our University Open Days give you the chance to meet staff and students, visit academic departments, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick.

Open Days at Warwick

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