BA Liberal Arts (2ZB7)

2018 entry

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UCAS code 2ZB7
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 16

About BA Liberal Arts

In years one and two you will take a combination of bespoke core units and a choice of optional units from the full range of disciplines offered in the Faculty of Arts.

The core units address foundational issues in the arts and humanities and teach crucial skills in analysis and communication that will be valuable to you throughout your degree and beyond.

You will take a numeracy and a language unit during the first two years, as well as embarking on your specialist subject pathway. At least a quarter of your studies will be devoted to your subject pathway. This may be one of the disciplines taught by a department in the Faculty of Arts, or a cross-departmental pathway in medieval studies or film studies.

The final year includes a dissertation and The Public Role of the Humanities, a unit that provides opportunities for working with organisations outside the University.

View all our Liberal Arts courses

See a list of all Liberal Arts degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BA Liberal Arts - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA including one arts subject and one other arts or essay-based subject (see lists below)
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including one arts subject and one other arts or essay-based subject (see lists below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level with 6, 6 at Higher Level in one arts subject and one other arts or essay-based subject (see lists below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level with 6, 6 at Higher Level in one arts subject and one other arts or essay-based subject (see lists below)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Arts or Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer D*DD plus A-level grade A in an arts subject (see lists below)
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including one arts subject and one arts/essay-based subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAA (see lists below)
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall including 8.5 in one arts subject and one arts/essay-based subject (see lists below)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Arts subjects include: Art - includes all A-levels within the Arts group; English Literature; English Language-Literature; Archaeology; Ancient History; Anthropology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; French; German; Greek; Italian; Latin; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Music; Film; History; History of Art; Media Studies; Performance; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Theatre Studies.
Essay-based subjects include: Economics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; Law; Psychology; Social Care; Social Policy; Sociology; Politics; Welsh; Business Studies.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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