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BA Liberal Arts

A wide-ranging degree

Ideal for students who are creative and inquisitive, Liberal Arts allows study of a wider range of areas than is possible in a Single or Joint Honours degree. 

Choice of programmes

Liberal Arts can be taken as a three-year programme or a four-year programme.

If you want to pursue a language throughout your degree then Liberal Arts with a Language Year Abroad could be for you. It includes an integrated third year abroad enabling you to hone your language skills. This Language Year Abroad can be spent as a Language Assistant, at a university or on an approved work placement.

An alternative option, open to all, is  Liberal Arts with an International Year, allowing you to spend your third of fourth year of study at one of Royal Holloway's English-speaking partner institutions.

Core modules

In each of your first and second years you will take a full unit designed especially for Liberal Arts students ('Cultural Encounters' and 'Power and Dissent').

In year one you will also take one full unit of a modern foreign language - choose from French, German, Italian or Spanish at advanced level or beginners' level - which you can continue beyond your first year if you wish.

In your final year you will undertake research and write a dissertation.

Optional modules

In addition to the core requirements in each year you will choose options from a wide range of modules offered by department across the College.

You will take four units per year in total, so your options in year one will total two full units.

In year two and in your final year you will choose options to the value of three or four units, depending whether you continue your language studies.

Please see below to see a sample listing of the options on offer. You should note that this list may change year on year and that module choices are subject to availability and timetabling.

For more information on applying for this degree please contact our Admissions Administrator, Sarah Midson (sarah.midson@royalholloway.ac.uk).

For further enquiries you can also contact the Programme Director, Dr Ruth Hemus (ruth.hemus@royalholloway.ac.uk).


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