|Study location||United Kingdom, Winchester|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
a first or second-class Honours degree in one of the subjects likely to be the main focus of interest
IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
The Liberal Arts (Latin liberalis, free, and ars, art or principled practice) can claim to be the oldest programme of higher education in Western history. In medieval culture this became formalised as the trivium, with the quadrivium of arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. Essentially, these seven subjects laid out the uniform laws of what could be known and achieved in the natural universe. These broad areas of enquiry are better known now as philosophy, the humanities, social science, natural science, and the fine arts.
This programme offers the possibility to explore ideas across the wide range of these intellectual areas. Students decide the content of their studies through discussion with tutor(s) working within the broad range of intellectual areas which constitute Modern Liberal Arts.
Students arrive at essay topics through negotiation with tutors, as there are no taught modules on this programme.
Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Philosophies
Modern Social and Political Thought
Utopia and Tragedy
Philosophy and Music
Philosophies of Higher Education
The programme offers training in postgraduate employability skills and enables those in mid-career to return to higher education around their own interests. It also provides rigorous preparation for those wishing to pursue a career in research in higher education and who are intending to take a PhD.