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Dr Michael Finn
Welcome to the ground-breaking Liberal Arts programme at Exeter, and congratulations on your offer of a place! With us, you will develop a multi-disciplinary thinking approach thanks to core Liberal Arts modules; identify an area of specialisation – your Major and explore other subjects of your interest.
You will gain new (or extend existing) language skills and have the option to strengthen quantitative method.
The course has been great so far. I have studied lots of different subjects including Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, Business, Economics and British Sign Language. The flexibility makes it a really unique programme where you can try out different subjects, while still developing expertise in one specific subject, your major. I major is Management, which is also the focus for my dissertation. The support from staff in my Major and the Liberal Arts programme has been incredible.
I am a member of an intramural netball team, we play once a week and this is a great way to take a break from studying.
The degree turned out to be more flexible that I could have hoped, especially with the option to major in a theme rather than a discipline. It was the freedom to pursue my thematic major that made me stay on for the integrated masters program, as well as the fact that I would be able to continue working with my dissertation supervisor.
I’ve been able to take a wide range of modules from across disciplines with very little obvious connections. One term I studied the Politics of Anarchy, Japanese at an Intermediate 1 level and the Anthropology of Living Cities alongside writing my undergraduate dissertation.
My course has been an absolute dream! Liberal Arts is so freeform that I’ve been able to study a really diverse range of modules I wouldn’t actually have otherwise had the chance to take, while developing a focus far more naturally than if I had committed to a single discipline.
The variety of subjects I’ve studied has been really formative in pinpointing where I want to go after graduating, and those involved with running the course have done so much to help benefit students. It’s an especially useful course if you want to combine different disciplines, or just have a broader learning experience in general.
The flexibility of the course is what appealed to me when choosing my degree as I can tailor it to suit my specific interests whilst also getting a breadth of knowledge in disciplines I may not have otherwise considered.
The breadth largely comes from our core Liberal Arts modules (Being Human in the Modern World and Think Tank). The modules have challenged us to think outside the box, outside our individual disciplines and really put into practice the ethos of the Liberal Arts course, becoming a ‘Global Citizen’.