Liberal Arts

Develop your own flexible study programme to reflect your intellectual and creative interests across the humanities and social sciences

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Key Facts



MA(Hons) Liberal Arts


Degree Duration

4 years


Pathways Available

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4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Start Dates


Degree Overview

This course represents the finest Scottish Liberal Arts tradition of extensive study over a wide range of subjects and disciplines.

It gives you the freedom to study several different subjects that interest and challenge you, without the requirement to specialise in only one or two. Although you also have the freedom to focus on one subject if you choose.

You can choose from across the range of MA subjects in both the humanities and social sciences. Modules include:

Creative Writing
Environmental Science
Environmental Sustainability
European Languages
Film Studies
International Business
Politics & International Relations
Urban Planning
We work hard to combine tradition with innovation. You can study anything from Shakespeare to human rights, science fiction to African history, macroeconomics to polar environments.

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  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Humanities

Why Study this Degree

A Liberal Arts degree prepares you for a wide range of career options because you develop a variety of skills and knowledge covering multiple subjects. Employers will also value your research and communication skills.

We encourage and foster critical thinking, enabling you to see connections between disciplines and combine diverse ideas and approaches.

Career options include roles in: education publishing journalism galleries museums and heritage sites social media marketing arts administration

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.