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King’s has been researching and teaching Liberal Arts subjects for over 150 years, and is amongst the world’s leading universities. This innovative new programme allows you to draw on the full range of King’s exciting heritage in Arts and Humanities, as part of a flexible degree, which is also focused on making you highly employable and wonderfully prepared for postgraduate study.
King's has been researching and teaching Liberal Arts subjects for over 150 years and is amongst the world's leading universities.
Draws on the full range of King's exciting heritage in Arts and Humanities.
A flexible degree, which is also focused on making you highly employable.
An interdisciplinary focus on the arts and social sciences, with no mathematics or science requirements.
A truly international staff with a wealth of experience in liberal arts pedagogy.
King's is at the heart of one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, within easy reach of numerous cultural and political institutions.
Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this programme. However, King’s Careers & Employability can help you to find a range of different work experience options, including internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.
UCAS code LP99
Duration Three years
Study mode Full-time
Course type Single honours
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department Liberal Arts
The following majors require a grade A at A-level (or equivalent) in the relevant language: French, German, Spanish, Portuguese. For the Music major, a grade A at A-level Music (or equivalent). There are no subject requirements for all other majors. Second year major subjects are selected after enrolment onto the programme.
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements
General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer
A-levels: AAA, including grade A in any compulsory subjects for your choice of Major : see 'Compulsory subjects'
Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. See also guidance under 'Compulsory Subjects'
Cambridge Pre-U: 3 Pre-U Principal Subjects with grades of D3 D3 D3 including D3 in any relevant subject for chosen major (see 'compulsory subjects').
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in any compulsory subjects for your choice of Major : see 'Compulsory subjects'
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in any compulsory subjects for your choice of Major : see 'Compulsory subjects'
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in any compulsory subjects for your choice of Major : see 'Compulsory subjects'
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA at Advanced Highers and AAAAB in Highers including A at Advanced Higher in any subject required for your chosen Major (see 'compulsory subjects')
International Baccalaureate: 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in relevant subject for chosen major (see 'Compulsory subjects').
We are looking for intellectually curious and open-minded students who relish the opportunity of studying with some of the world's most distinguished academics. You must be of the highest intellectual calibre, and we are looking for a commitment to embrace the challenge of a truly cosmopolitan education.
For further information about this, please visit our website.
Application deadline: January 15th 2016
35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666
45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit
D3 D3 D3
Further information below
The BA Liberal Arts is interdisciplinary, innovative, and flexible, yet strongly grounded in the expert research-centred teaching School of Arts and Humanities.
Anchored by a distinctive core module in each year, you will study a broad range of options in the first year, before choosing a major for years two and three, which enables you to tailor the programme to your own interests. You are also encouraged to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions in over 30 countries, and can take a credit-bearing internship module. You will study a modern language in year one, and have the opportunity to carry that on throughout the degree.
The programme is interdisciplinary, and involves a wide degree of module choice from across the Arts and Humanities. You will have an academic mentor throughout your degree, on whom you can rely for personal guidance. Most of your classes will be taught in lectures and seminars, by some of the world’s most distinguished academics.
The BA Liberal Arts is designed to develop you into both an informed global citizen, and an attractive prospect for employers. The degree offers you outstanding flexibility in your studies, balancing breadth of knowledge across disciplines with depth of learning in a preferred field. You will be assessed using a variety of methods - coursework essays, examinations and, in your third year, an extended research project.
King’s is at the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, within easy reach of numerous cultural and political institutions which will enrich and shape your experience of university life. You will have access to the outstanding collections and research facilities in the Maughan and Senate House Libraries, as well as the educational, social and sporting opportunities provided by the College and the University of London.
In addition to the core module, you will study a range of option modules drawn from across the Faculty's diverse departments, designed to introduce you to the disciplines in which you can major. All students also study a first year language module, which can be taken from across the wide range of languages offered by the Faculty. Sample options may include:
In your second year, you choose a major subject from the wide range offered in the Faculty, and this forms roughly 50% of your programme in years two and three. You will study optional modules in the major you choose.
In addition to your major options, you will have a choice of an extensive range of modules from across the Faculty, including the chance to continue studying a language. These options will vary year on year as modules are linked to the research interests of staff which may change. If you accumulate enough credits in a particular subject this will be recognised on your transcript as a minor. You can also take an internship module, in which you will be supported in the process of locating an internship, and write a report which will give you credit towards your degree.
You will have the chance to spend the second semester of year two at one of the College's global partner institutions, which include the National University of Singapore (NUS), Hong Kong University (HKU), the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), the New School (New York City), and a number of European Universities such as the Humboldt University in Berlin.
The following majors will be available:
We are constantly reviewing our provision, and this list may grow or be amended in future.
One compulsory module involving a creative interdisciplinary research project and culminating in a group presentation, plus a wide range of optional modules.
Further information coming soon.
Whether it be learning about 19th Century British politics, immigrant literature in 20th Century London or brushing up on my German language skills, the liberal arts course at King’s has challenged and enhanced the way in which I view and appreciate education.
"This interdisciplinary approach appealed to me greatly and a typical day for me ranges from learning about the archaeology of Ancient Rome, to the study of Queen Elizabeth in History and questioning the approach of Marxism in Politics."
"Boasting a fantastic staff set it encourages interactive study with London through the core module Lives of London that actually takes you out into the city to understand the environment we live in culturally and historically."
"The demanding interdisciplinary Liberal Arts degree is a course consisting of both depth and breadth, ideally suited to those like me who have a wide range of academic interests."
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Full time tuition fees - Home/EU
£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*
Full time tuition fees - Overseas
£16,250 p.a. (2016/17)**
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*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.
**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
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