MA (Hons) in Liberal Arts

University of Dundee

Program Description

MA (Hons) in Liberal Arts

University of Dundee

Our course represents the finest Scottish liberal arts tradition of extensive inquiry over a wide range of subjects and disciplines, challenging you to find creative solutions to problems through active learning.

We give you freedom throughout your entire degree to study several different subjects without the requirement to specialize in only one or two. However, you also have the freedom to focus on one subject (a major) if you want to, while also gaining insights from a wide range of other subjects all the way through your course.

Maximum Flexibility

Unlike many similar courses in the UK, there is no requirement to take core or compulsory modules for this course, ensuring that you have the maximum flexibility to tailor your degree to your needs.

  • Create a programme of study that is individualized to your own interests
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Active learning challenges you to find creative solutions to problems
  • Broad-based curriculum underpins specialization

Choose from subjects across the range of MA disciplines in both the Humanities and Social Sciences, with the option of studying certain subjects from outside the MA structure as well.

The range of MA subjects available is vast and includes English, Creative Writing, Film Studies, European Languages, History, European Studies, Philosophy, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability, Geography, International Business, Politics & International Relations, Psychology, Town & Regional Planning, and Career Planning.

Entry Requirements

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2018 Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
AB at Advanced Higher, plus BB at Higher in different subjects.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
ABB at A-Level.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) H2H2H3H3 at Higher Level.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
34 points at Higher Level grades 6, 6, 5.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with grade B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with grade BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Distinction with AB at Advanced Higher
SWAP Access Relevant subjects with ABB grades Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Grade A with ASL-A Level at B
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at BB Pass with A Levels at AA
European Baccalaureate 70% overall 75% overall

English Language Requirement

For non-EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

Careers

A Liberal Arts degree helps prepare you for a very wide range of career options because you will develop a variety of skills and knowledge from several different academic disciplines, including critical thinking and independent habits of mind.

This enables you to see connections between disciplines and to synthesize diverse ideas and approaches, skills highly valued by many employers. We also offer study abroad opportunities and internship options, providing you with valuable experience.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,820
per year, Scottish, EU and the rest of UK students. Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study.
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Dundee, Scotland
Start date : Sept. 2018
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Dates
Sept. 2018
United Kingdom - Dundee, Scotland
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