Why study Liberal Arts at the University of Exeter?
- Innovative and challenging interdisciplinary programme
- Designed to develop your intellectual skills by engaging global structures
- Equips you with the critical skills and experience valued by employers
- Includes an optional integrated Masters
Our Liberal Arts degree is an innovative, challenging and interdisciplinary programme designed for students seeking to pursue high-profile, competitive career-paths after graduation. The programme is specifically constructed to develop your intellectual and critical skills by engaging with the key issues and debates underpinning contemporary global communities – culturally, socially, politically, and economically.
Subjects studied include carefully designed modules exploring the nature of learning, critical thinking and intellectual enquiry, and cover a range of humanities and social sciences, as well as study of a language and the possibility of science modules. You’ll be taught the social and intellectual value of subjects as diverse as history, philosophy, literature, science, economics, theology and anthropology as much as you’ll be taught the specifics of each subject. The breadth of knowledge you will acquire will be complemented by in-depth learning in your chosen field of specialisation – your 'major'.
The programme is designed not only to develop you into an intellectually-engaged global citizen, but also to equip you with an impressive range of critical skills that will mark you out from the crowd and make you particularly attractive to employers. In addition, you’ll also be able to spend either a full year or half a year studying at one of our international partner institutions. You can further develop your employability potential by undertaking a work placement or a research internship that we can help you to secure, and by taking the optional fourth year of the programme, enabling you to extend your studies to gain an integrated Masters qualification.
Examples of majors offered
- Arab and Islamic Studies
- Art History
- Classics and Ancient History
- Film Studies
- Modern Languages
- Theology and Religion
- Visual Culture
Liberal Arts brochure
Download the Liberal Arts brochure (pdf) for Undergraduate study.
Liberal Arts is an exciting and innovative programme for highly qualified and ambitious students. It can give you the edge in future employment by equipping you with a wide-range of interdisciplinary and analytical skills needed in the modern workplace.
Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Programme Director of Liberal Arts