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Liberal Arts

BA (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code:

Y002

Y001 (If choosing Foundation Year)

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It all starts here. One of our newer courses, this broad-based degree programme gives you the freedom to study across the arts. That includes philosophy, ancient and modern history, literature, politics, sociology, journalism, media and much more.

Did you know?

Roehampton is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for quality of teaching in History (Times Good University Guide 2024).

Top modern university in London in Philosophy

(Complete University Guide 2025)

Top modern university in London in Sociology

(Complete University Guide 2025)

Top modern university in London in History

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

On our BA Liberal Arts, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset.

This incorporates skills around:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication 
  • Research 
  • Problem-solving
  • Cultural competence
  • Ethical reasoning

A degree that provides you with a combination of practical and creative skills, plus excellent communication skills and an understanding of wide range of critical issues facing the world.

Create your own degree programme from a wide range of options in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences that cover six major themes: 

  • Social Justice and Identity
  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Literature and Language
  • Religions and Philosophy
  • History and Heritage
  • Media and Creative Industries.

This structure balances breadth and depth, and offers flexibility while ensuring you develop research expertise in your own area of interest.

Learning

You won’t spend your days sitting in a lecture theatre at Roehampton.

Instead, you’ll enjoy an exciting mix of interactive classes and virtual content, reflecting the shape of your future career. 

Working closely with your fellow students, you’ll master your subjects and through:

  • Small classes 
  • Lively seminars 
  • Tutorials 
  • Projects with others

Our 'authentic assessment' approach allows students to graduate with a portfolio which may include websites, blogs, video-essays, policy reports, and reviews – all of which will display critical thinking, communication skills, and analytical argument. The portfolio will be a valuable item in a graduate's job-hunting toolkit.

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Career

After Roehampton, you'll be ready for an exciting career of your choosing.

With your skills gained on this course, you'll be highly employable in the eyes of sectors including:

  • Government
  • Public 
  • Education
  • Media
  • Volunteering
  • Corporate 

Employability skills are embedded in the programme. This programme offers the opportunity for a year-long work placement, the opportunity to spend a term abroad, and the opportunity to undertake a final year project module which builds from the previous year's placement. 

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Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,488
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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