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Course summary

Why this course? • Roehampton is ranked No.1 in London for student satisfaction in English, philosophy and religious studies, and No.2 in London for creative writing (Complete University Guide 2022). • A degree that provides you with a combination of practical and creative skills, plus excellent communication skills and an understanding of wide range of critical issues facing the world. • Taught by a range of high profile and widely published academics from the fields of history, creative writing, literature, sociology, criminology, conservation and theology. About this course Our BA Liberal Arts explores the central question of what is it to be human. This broad based degree programme gives you the freedom to study the arts, philosophy, ecology, history, politics, sociology, media and much more. Roehampton's BA Liberal Arts provides the opportunity to study topics as diverse as the environment, creativity, social justice, well-being, and AI. Covering exciting new topics in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Anthropology, it also provides the opportunity for a one-year paid work placement. Roehampton's Liberal Arts students will graduate from Roehampton with an impressive toolkit of worldliness, knowledge and skills that will be attractive to employers and offer excellent career prospects. Skills In our BA Liberal Arts programme, our utmost commitment is to nurture your development into a well-rounded professional. This holistic approach encompasses the fusion of practical and creative skills, complemented by exceptional communication abilities and a robust understanding of critical global issues. What you gain is a remarkable toolkit that promises exceptional career prospects. Career opportunities Graduates of BA Liberal Arts will be highly employable in any sector from government and public sectors to education, media, volunteering/NGO sector, and the corporate sector. Employability skills are embedded in the programme. It offers the opportunity for a year long work placement, the opportunity to spend a term abroad, and the opportunity to undertake a final year project module which builds from the previous year's placement. Our 'authentic assessment' approach allows students to graduate with a portfolio which may include websites, blogs, video-essays, policy reports, reviews – all of which will display critical thinking, communication skills and analytical argument. The portfolio will be a valuable item in a graduate's job hunting toolkit.


A spine of engaging modules runs through the degree, exploring key topics such as critical thinking, being human and multicultural London. For these topics, students will meet to discuss new trends, to debate and to problem-solve. The vast and exciting range of optional modules have been grouped into four pathways, with the freedom for you to choose what interests you, or matches your career goals:

  • Sociology and Diversity pathway
  • Philosophy and Beliefs pathway
  • Politics and the Environment pathway
  • Media and Creative Writing pathway
Students can choose all their optional modules from one of the pathways, but we expect many students to opt for modules from two or more of the pathways, and to follow a curriculum that's unique to them.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

English Language requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Liberal Arts at University of Roehampton - UCAS