Liberal Arts BA (Hons)

Liberal Arts BA (Hons)

A broad curriculum of ideas across subject boundaries integrated into a profound philosophical core.

  • Undergraduate 3 year course (full time)
  • Small group teaching
  • Students take 8 modules each year, 4 in each semester
  • The final degree classification is worked out on the best 14 modules over years 2 & 3
  • Close reading of primary texts
  • Discussion based approach
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Curriculum

‘a principle cast into a good mind bears fruit’

Pascal, Pensées

The interdisciplinary curriculum of our Liberal Arts degree integrates areas of study from across philosophy, natural sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences.

Over the three years of the programme the interdisciplinary curriculum includes material and research from the following subjects

YEAR 1YEAR 2YEAR 3
PhilosophyPhilosophyPhilosophy
SociologyRace (Politics)Post Truth Culture
HistorySociologyGender (Politics)
ArtHistoryClimate Change
ReligionArtEducation
PoetryFeminismArt
LiteratureEducationPower
FilmScienceReligion
TragedyEastern LiteratureTechnology
CosmologyClassical CivilisationHuman Nature

Liberal Arts Subjects & Categories

And within these subjects we explore a broad array of ideas including

PhilosophicalHistoricClassicalSociologicalScientificArtisticEducational
TruthAntiquityTragedyClassQuadriviumFilmPaideia
GodMiddle AgesRhetoricAlienationCosmosArchitecturePedagogy
IdentityThe RenaissancePoetryCommoditiesRelativityPaintingTeaching
ConsciousnessThe ReformationLiberal ArtsSurveillanceClassicalPerformanceLearning
MoralityThe EnlightenmentHumanismObjectificationQuantumLiteratureStudying
EqualityAbbasid CaliphateComedyPowerTechnologyMusicSoul/Intellect
FreedomThe Holocaust (Shoah)PaideiaPrejudiceAtomicStoryEmbodiment
NatureMiddle AgesAthens & RomePovertyClimate ChangeTheatreMimesis
ReligionsFrench RevolutionBarbarians & OthersPost-modernismExtinctionCreativityRecollection
       

Pathways

Liberal Arts Student Testimonial

Liberal Arts at Winchester university with its smaller groups and its focus on discussion provides the perfect place to think and ask the questions which matter to me, to you, to us. No piece of text is deemed too difficult and as a group we read together. Our questions and discussions form the content in each seminar. There are no expectations that students will have already read or understood the text. Moreover, through the sharing of ideas a deep understanding emerges. I have had the freedom to study a range of subjects within the course such as: Film and Philosophy, Religious art, Aesthetics, Music and Tragedy to name just a few. Because of this, I have been exposed to texts and experiences that, I feel, would not have been available to me had I have chosen a degree specialising in just one subject. With such freedoms comes discipline. As liberal arts students, we learn to be disciplined through set questions, deadlines and, in some cases, the texts and readings we use. — Claire Rogers, Liberal Arts Graduate, 2018