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Course summary

Today's world is complex. To solve its problems we need a range of knowledge and skills. Liberal Arts at Nottingham gives you the opportunity to:

  • study multiple subjects
  • develop advanced problem-solving skills
It's your chance to build your own degree programme and become part of the solution to our current problems. Subject choices Choose modules from 18 different subject areas covering:
  • English – language and literature
  • Humanities – history, philosophy, music, classics, archaeology, theology and religion
  • Culture – film, television, media, communications, history of art
  • Languages and area studies – Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, American and Canadian Studies
  • Social sciences – education, geography, psychology, sociology, social policy
  • Politics
  • Maths
  • Enterprise and innovation
There are no set pathways. Our dedicated Liberal Arts team will help you build a programme that fits your interests. Depending on your Modern Language and Cultures language module choices you may be able to spend your third year abroad. This will be in a country where the language you've studied is the main one. You will then return and complete a fourth year in Nottingham. Core modules Liberal Arts at Nottingham isn't just a pick and mix degree. You'll work closely with other Liberal Arts students to look at some of the key issues facing society today. Our core modules:
  • help you connect your individual subjects
  • develop your abilities to cooperate to tackle complex problems
The modules look at some of the key issues facing society today such as migration, globalisation and sustainability. Using their varied knowledge, skills and approaches our students work in groups to develop innovative solutions to difficult questions. Community You'll be part of a distinct Liberal Arts community:
  • work together through group and project work and field trips
  • sharing experiences as part of the Liberal Arts Society
At the same time you'll be able to join in with your subject-specific societies and take advantage of all the other opportunities the university offers. Foundation Year This course is also available with a Foundation Year - aimed at developing potential and diversifying our recruitment.


Each year is a balance between core and optional subject modules. Subject modules With such an extensive choice some people can be unsure of the best options. Our team will work with you every year to look at what your interests are and what you want to achieve. We'll help you choose the best modules that match your aims. We will always be on hand to support you and offer flexibility as you grow and change through your university journey. Core modules You'll work with your fellow Liberal Arts students on issues such as: • Space and Place • Working across disciplines • Design and Communication • Migration and Identity • The body and what it means to be human • Global challenges The Liberal Arts course has a strong global focus so you will have the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can study a language for its own sake or because it complements another subject you are studying. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available both through the course, as well as the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the Study Abroad programme.

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

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall. For English pathway; 8.5 in English or UoN accepted equivalent. For Mathematics pathway; 8.5 in Mathematics or UoN accepted equivalent. For Music pathway; 8.5 in Music or Music Technology or UoN accepted equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Liberal Arts at University of Nottingham - UCAS