Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Birmingham - UCAS

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Our prestigious undergraduate Liberal Arts and Sciences degree course is designed for talented students who want to study Liberal Arts, a variety of Sciences, or a mix of both, at degree level. Each student creates their own unique programme which can combine arts and/or sciences and/or social sciences. You will typically centre your studies at University around one subject, your Major, which will serve as your specialism. This is then complemented with a variety of different subjects to give you an original portfolio of expertise. To see our flexibility, you can view examples of real undergraduate student pathways for this degree course. As you can see, every programme is unique to the student. Our exciting four-year degree programmes offer a rich extra-curricular experience to make you stand out in a competitive graduate market. You could broaden your global potential through our Year Abroad studying at one of a choice of over 250 institutions. Or carry out a project-based placement with a community organisation closer to home for our new Year in Civic Leadership option. Another option is our Year in Computer Science that allows students from non-computing disciplines to gain in-depth knowledge of computing and to enhance work-based skills. You will also have the option to decide whether to graduate with a BA, BSc, MArt, MSci or Natural Sciences qualification, all from the same point of entry (Liberal Arts and Sciences), subject to your portfolio of modules. As a Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences student, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse community that welcomes and celebrates differences. You can also get involved by taking a role in the thriving Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences Society, or one of the Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences official student-ambassador positions. In addition to our Cultural Programme, we normally have plenty of social events where you can mix with students and staff, such as our regular tea and biscuits on Mondays, the Christmas party, and other events that take place in the Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences hub. Why study this course? Create your own degree - Liberal Arts and Sciences is a uniquely flexible degree course which allows undergraduate students to combine arts and/or sciences and/or social sciences. View these examples of real student programmes. Outstanding student experience - We offer undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake exciting trips across Europe. Recent trips have taken our students to the Lake District, Brussels, Romania and Rome. Our Summer School focusing on interdisciplinary themes brings students together for intensive learning. Liberal Arts - As a LANS students you can choose to focus your studies purely on the Arts! You can explore the Arts and Humanities from across the entire University. Natural Sciences - Our Liberal Arts and Sciences degree course is science-friendly, so you can combine science disciplines with those from the humanities and social sciences. If you decide to focus your studies across the sciences you have to option to graduate with a BSc or MSci degree course in Natural Sciences. Year Abroad - You can choose to spend the third year of your degree course overseas. We have partnerships with universities all over the world, from North America and Europe to Australia and Hong Kong. This is a great opportunity to experience life, and to study, in a different part of the world. Read our long list of partner universities around the world. Cultural Programme - We also have a well-established Cultural Programme, which brings poets, writers, academics and scientific specialists to speak to you on campus, whilst also taking you on trips beyond the University to theatres and exhibitions. 18 free events are planned in our Cultural Programme for the academic year 2021-22 250+ destinations to consider for your Year Abroad


First-year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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 .

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Birmingham - UCAS