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Comparing Liberal art's degrees

So you want to study for a Liberal arts degree? Great! There aren't as many universities in the UK that have liberal arts degrees on offer compared to the frequency of other courses. So you Might have to scout around, I am going to make a list of the ones I can find below for you. Although that doesn't mean I have caught them all!

Kings College London


Bristol University


Leeds University


Exeter University


Birmingham University


Durham University


Nottingham University


Keele University


Kent University


Essex University


Winchester University


Royal Holloway University


Warwick University


University of Central Lancashire


University of Sussex


University of Manchester


Dundee University


Right I think that list is long enough!😂 It isn't hard to find liberal arts degrees in the UK if you type into google "liberal arts degree UK" but you do have a lot less choice than if you were looking for an English degree, for example. What you need to consider next is, are you happy to go to any location, if the degree is perfect? Or are there certain areas you either want to go to or to avoid?

Once you decide that, start looking at the content of each degree. Does it focus on a specific topic like creative writing, philosophy or history? Or does it have a complete mix? If you want to study abroad make sure you look into this too! My course structure means you either study abroad for the whole year or you don't go at all, as we have year long modules so we aren't allowed to go abroad for just one semester.

If you are looking for a mix between arts and science content I would suggest looking at Birmingham university as they have a degree called "liberal arts and sciences" which might be more up your street. Or if you are more interested in science but like the idea of a liberal arts structure, have a look at Natural sciences degrees. There is something out there for everyone!

I think it is important to find out what types of option modules you can take, in order to really tailor your degree to you. On a standard degree most students don't get a whole lot of choice, but you should have a lot more option on a liberal arts degree. I was amazed when I found out the sheer variety of options I could take, and is a major part of why I like my degree.

Once you have narrowed down your choices, it's time to go to open days. Go to as many as you can! Compare the feel of each university, along with the course content. What feels right for you? Don't be afraid to ask questions or to go back to multiple open days. You might find going on different open days to the same uni, that different people are presenting. This will give you a better perspective of your course.

Good look choosing! Remember you can apply to 5 courses on UCAS and there is always clearing! Or if you choose to go the online route take a look at the open universities open degree. That's all for now, but do let me know what other topics you would like me to talk about!

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