Faculty of Arts

No experience required

University is all about trying new things. We've got over 60 degrees where you don't need to have studied the subject before. So if you've got a passion but not had the opportunity now's your chance!

Of course, if you have studied it before and already love it here's your chance to take it to a whole new level.

At the beginning there were really complex new things. But the lecturers do explain it in a way that’s understandable for beginners.

 Emily LeHegarat, Archaeology BA


Find out about the subjects you could start at Nottingham

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American and Canadian Studies

Explore the history and culture of the United States and Canada

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Learn about our past through physical remains

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Classics, Ancient History and Classical Civilisation

Explore the societies of ancient Greece and Rome

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If you love the English language our Foundation Year might be for you

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Film and Television Studies

Interrogate cinema and television as both art forms and industries

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Discover the rich history, politics and culture of France and the Francophone world

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Get a deep understanding of this key European country and its language

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Our Foundation Year path can start you on your History journey

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History of Art

Examine objects and images from the past and how they influence us today

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International Media and Communications

The theory and history of communications in a global context

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Liberal Arts

Build your own degree across several subjects

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Learn how to think clearly, argue coherently and communicate effectively

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Portuguese (Hispanic)

Explore the language, art and literature of the Lusophone world



Build a deep understanding of what makes Russia the nation it is today

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Spanish (Hispanic)

Learn one of the most widely spoken global languages

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Theology and Religious Studies

Includes the study of texts, philosophy, history and different religious traditions


Growing up I was always very jealous of kids that knew what they wanted to do. The last time I knew what I wanted to do I was 8 and wanted to be a vet!

Elliot Haines, Head of SEO, Hallam

Foundation programme

We believe in potential ability as well as existing qualifications. Our Foundation degrees are for UK students who:

  • don't achieve the usual exam grades our degrees ask for
  • went to a state school/college
  • meet certain other personal background criteria

Find out more about our Foundation programme

Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

For course and admissions enquiries see our enquiry page

For Faculty administrative enquiries:
telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8502
email: AR-Arts-Admin@nottingham.ac.uk