Liberal Arts at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Liberal Arts at The University of Buckingham is a structured programme which introduces students to International Relations, Politics, Economics, History, History of Art, and English Literature. Covering a range of methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, Liberal Arts offers a unique blend of disciplines and approaches, which also enables students to explore different fields and to then be free to pursue postgraduate studies in any of these. Working with experts in each subject, students will benefit from research active academics in an environment of small group teaching. While working across areas, the programme is drawn together by its ethos of curiosity and interdisciplinary exploration, encouraging students to think not of isolated artefacts, but to develop a sense of the interrelationships between politics and the arts. Liberal Arts fosters an open, inclusive environment within which to examine often controversial issues. Buckingham is ranked in the top 5 UK universities for Graduate Outcomes, Student Satisfaction, and top for Freedom of Expression in the recent National Student Survey. The Liberal Arts programme aims to: Provide historical knowledge of a range of topics and periods in British, European, international and global history, literature, art, and politics, providing a long-term perspective. Train students in the critical assessment of secondary sources and the presentation of arguments. Train students in the critical use of texts and primary sources. Instil an awareness of the process and the evolution of a range of cognate disciplines. Introduce students to research, independent study and presentation skills through writing a dissertation. Instil understanding of the methodologies and critical approaches, at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, of a range of cognate or contrasting subjects. Facilitate the study, either broad or in-depth, of more than one subject/discipline. Provide a wider range of skills-related outcomes than the study of Single Honours. In so doing, the Liberal Arts Programme prepares students for diverse career pathways, and/or for further study in any one of the disciplines covered. In a general sense, the intention is to produce students with an ability to synthesise information, knowledge, and methodologies from a diverse range of disciplines to understand the complexity of their interactions. If you are interested in gaining expertise in various fields, and learning how these work together, please do get in touch and join us in either January or September.


Fiction and Theory; Introduction to Liberal Arts; Introduction to Philosophy; Political Communication; Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Scientific Method; Comparative Politics Iran and Russia; Europe in Conflict 1914-1945; Literary Journalism 1642-Present; Rewriting Empire; US Foreign Policy in the Post Cold War Era

Assessment method

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.

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

International applicants

We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student, you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country: The University is a UKVI Student Sponsor.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £27750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27750 Whole course
Scotland £27750 Whole course
Wales £27750 Whole course
Channel Islands £27750 Whole course
EU £44400 Whole course
International £44400 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £44400 Whole course

Additional fee information

The University reserves the right to increase course fees annually in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI). If the University intends to increase your course fees it will notify you via email of this as soon as reasonably practicable. Course fees do not include additional costs such as books, equipment, writing up fees and other ancillary charges. Where applicable, these additional costs will be made clear.
Liberal Arts at University of Buckingham - UCAS