University of Wales Trinity Saint David has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The BA in the Liberal Arts is a course designed to offer those students with a general interest in the Humanities a broad-based programme of study, that engages with a full breadth of Humanities subjects and disciplines rather than specialising in just one subject area. The first two years of the degree programme are constituted by an innovative education model: two years of 'Basic Studies', which is a broad introduction to Humanities comprising modules from across the various Schools within the Faculty. In these two years the student makes important choices about the course content to follow: through the choice of courses from the four strands of historical inquiry, cultural engagement, practical humanities and the human mind, the students decide to an extent on which areas of Humanities they wish to focus.
From the start you obtain a broad understanding of the Humanities, from which you gradually sharpen your profile into a specialisation in your third year. In the third year, two strands of study are chosen. It is those two specialised strands that are studied in depth and form your Bachelor's degree. This gives students the possibility of a unique interdisciplinary study in the Humanities, creating the best correlation with the student’s professional interests and future job possibilities. Each student is free to choose the two strands which will comprise their Bachelor's degree.
The course draws upon a range of different forms and approaches that include a variety of written formats, from essays (ranging from 1,500 words up to 3,500 words in length), book reviews, literature surveys, short 1,000-word analyses, reflective journals, project work, data management and analyses, document analysis, palaeographic analysis, oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually, and both seen and unseen examinations. In addition to summative assessments the programme also undertakes a range of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, journals, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.
Learning and Teaching methods
Teaching methods are designed to provide interest, variety and academic curiosity. Seminars, workshops and small group work are our principal means of teaching, though supported by lectures, field trips, revision and study groups. We also offer one-to-one tutorials in which you can discuss aspects of your own written work, such as asking for help with the structuring of essays, or writing technique or requesting feedback advice on a specific assignment.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Lampeter Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 104 points||All Schools have a dedicated Admissions and Recruitment officer who deals with all UCAS applications. The programme requirements are between 96 and 104 points and above or Access to HE Foundation Degree. However we are keen to judge each application on its merits, and thus will also look at non traditional routes though an interview may be required for this pathway.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|