Liberal Arts with Year in Industry at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Have a variety of interests? Prefer to grow your knowledge across a range of subjects, rather than just one? Liberal Arts is the idea of having a well-rounded education that cultivates the mind. With the flexibility to follow your intellectual curiosity throughout this programme, you’ll be able to explore the subjects you’re passionate about. Combine modules that reflect your individual interests and aspirations. Alongside learning a language during your first year, you can choose to study film, literature, history, politics, drama, international relations and much more. Taught by academics across multiple subjects, you’ll benefit from their world-leading research and outstanding contributions across environmental, political, and linguistic projects. Plot your own path Through the support of the careers service, you could have the opportunity to work for a variety of companies as you spend a year in industry in your third year. Perhaps you’ll be making a difference at a charity or contributing new ideas at a local authority. Make the most of our London location and enjoy putting your new knowledge into action. The school has a dedicated careers consultant who will help to boost your employability. You’ll develop communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills, graduating with a diverse mix of abilities and perspectives that will set you apart in the job market. There will be a wide range of career options to explore from teaching to publishing, international relations to government, and much more. Which industry will you want to pursue?


The modules offered will be dependent upon the major and minor track chosen. Within your first year of BA study (second year for foundation students), students will study across all tracks and be supported by an academic advisor to select the best major and minor routes for their following years. The below provides an indicative list of what you may study within each of the tracks. All routes 30 credits Language (current choice is between French, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese) 30 credits Liberal Arts compulsory module Culture and Language 15 credits option from Global Cultures: Geography in the World Cities and Regions in Transition Global Worlds Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800 Building the American Nation:1776-1896 Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 Europe in a Global Context since 1800 Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History Screening History: Representing the past in the Contemporary Historical Film  London/Culture/Performance London Global Myth, Modernity and Metamorphoses Understanding Culture: Exploring the Big Questions Introduction to Comparison Brief Encounters: Around the World in Short Stories US Cinema: Key Concepts Introduction to International Relations Global Histories 15 credits option from Interactions: Societies and Cities Cities and Regions in Transition Earth Surface Science History in Practice Controversies of Science and Technology in the Making of the Modern World London/Culture/Performance London Global Language Acquisition Academic Writing for Linguistics Foundations of Language Political Analysis Introduction to International Relations Background to British Politics Global Histories 15 credits option from any of the three tracks 15 credits Discovery module Language and Culture Theme electives: Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800 Europe in a Global Context since 1800 Postcolonial Francospheres: Memories of colonialism un the French-Speaking World Picturing a Nation: France and its image from Marianne to #JesuisCharlie Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football Men, Women and Song: Love Poetry in the Middle Ages German Play Germany Today Austria Today Language in the UK Foundations of Language Typology I: Languages of the World Rio de Janeiro on the Global Stage and Imaginary Contemporary Russian Short Stories History of Russian Russian Language Play Reading Contemporary Russian Deconstructing 'China' in the Western Imagination Chinese Short Fiction Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment is varied and will take a number of forms within the programme, typically a combination of written exams and coursework, final-year dissertations, and independent projects.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Liberal Arts with Year in Industry at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS