How will I study?
Choose modules from 18 different subject areas covering:
- American and Canadian Studies
- Classics and Ancient History
- Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
- History of Art
- Modern Languages and Cultures
- Theology and Religious Studies
There are no defined pathways. We'll support you to build a programme that meets your needs and interests.
Our core modules help to knit your different subjects together. You'll work closely with other Liberal Arts students to look at some of the key issues facing society today. You'll combine your knowledge, skills and approaches to tackle problems and develop solutions.
Additional language options as part of your degree
There are currently nine language options available, from beginners to near-native competence depending on the language chosen and existing ability.
The combined subject area and language modules contribute 80 credits to the 120 annual course credits.
Liberal Arts isn't training for a specific career. It equips you with skills in demand across multiple professions. This means you'll be able to respond to change and be resilient as the nature of work shifts.
Our Careers and Employability Service has a team dedicated to students within the Faculty of Arts. They will be on hand to offer you specialist support and guidance throughout your degree and for life after you graduate.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).
79.4% of undergraduates from the Faculty of Arts secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary was £23,106.*
*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.
Owing to the global outlook of the course, you are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the many study abroad opportunities offered by the University of Nottingham.
As well as the opportunity to spend part of your degree studying or working abroad through the Turing Scheme, you can take part in activities alongside our China or Malaysia campuses, or if you choose a modern languages subject area, a year abroad in a country or countries related to your chosen language(s).
Application and interview
Offers are usually made without interview. Students with non-standard entry qualifications, including mature students, may be invited to an interview.
Offer-holder days for students offered a place are normally held from late January to March. You are welcome to visit at other times – please contact us or for dates of our open days visit nottingham.ac.uk/opendays