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Course summary

Our rich and challenging master's in Liberal Arts allows you to explore the arts and humanities while building crucial skills in analysis and communication, which will be valuable to you throughout your degree and beyond. Like the BA Liberal Arts degree, this course encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and issues. The first two years of the MLibArts course include core interdisciplinary units that embed the study of literature, history, philosophy, art, a foreign language, and data into the degree. You will be able to take optional units and also begin to develop expertise in your specialist subject pathway, which you can choose from the disciplines on offer in the Faculty of Arts. A special feature of the MLibArts is the opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities: If you are interested in the modern languages pathway, we strongly encourage you to enrol on the MLibArts course rather than the BA. Your year abroad will accelerate your language skills and provides an invaluable opportunity to develop your cultural knowledge. In the fourth year of the MLibArts, you will take master's-level units. You will research and write an interdisciplinary, master's-level dissertation, drawing on the units you studied over the course of your degree. You will also take master's-level units in your subject pathway and optional units chosen from disciplines across the faculty. You can find more detailed information about units and pathway options via the 'course structure' link below. Please note that the English, History and Music pathways are available only to students who hold an A-level or equivalent qualification in that subject. For English, this must be English Literature or English Language & Literature. In order to follow a language pathway, you must hold an A-level or equivalent qualification in any ancient or modern language.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 85% overall.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £22200 Year 1
International £22200 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Liberal Arts With Study Abroad at University of Bristol - UCAS