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All our courses have your future in mind – whether that’s further study or starting a career.
The University of Manchester is the most targeted university in the UK for top graduate employers (High Fliers, 2020).
Learning and support
Your learning experience
We've worked hard to ensure our students have a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Many of the things that make our Liberal Arts course distinctive are still in place, challenging you to explore new ways of thinking.
Tailor your degree to suit your interests.
Combine bespoke Liberal Arts modules with optional courses from across the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, as well as from the School of Social Sciences. You'll also have the opportunity to take modules from the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL).
Exclusive access to collections
Manchester students have unparalleled access to exclusive collections at Manchester Museum and John Rylands Library.
Adapting our teaching
Here are some of the ways we have adapted our teaching and support without compromising on quality.
Lectures are usually delivered to your whole cohort in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently all lectures are delivered online, usually live or occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities delivered online through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff, giving you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures in depth.
Currently seminars are online and you can contribute to discussions through your computer audio or by using comment or chat functions.
This includes working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to deepen your knowledge and develop important transferable skills. Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
A welcoming environment
Liberal Arts at Manchester is part of an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through course and society activities, and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
Covid-19 and your course
Providing high-quality education
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a quality learning environment.
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