BA Liberal Arts / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

We are looking for applicants who have a good record of academic performance and an intellectual curiosity, as reflected in achieved/predicted A-level grades (or equivalent qualifications) and personal statement respectively.

As Liberal Arts is about interdisciplinary learning, applicants are not required to have undertaken any particular subjects, but we recommend that applicants have recent experience with humanities subjects. We also encourage applicants to highlight their interest in challenge-led learning and social responsibility, which are both key parts of the Liberal Arts programme.

How your application is considered

We read the personal statements and references of all applicants and assess in a holistic way, paying particular attention to your achieved grades/predicted grades and your personal interests.

Returning to education

We welcome applicants who are looking to return to study and value their contribution to the departmental culture and social life.

Access courses are acceptable as an entry route to this course - please contact the UG Admissions Team.


Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.  Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL are only valid for two years from the test date.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.