Loughborough University of Technology
Liberal Arts (with Placement Year) BA (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 35 graduates of Liberal Arts (with Placement Year) BA (Hons) and other courses in English Studies (Non-Specific) at Loughborough University of Technology for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in English Studies (Non-Specific).

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in English Studies (Non-Specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of English Studies (Non-Specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £24500 £30000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £26000 £20500 - £30000 £25500 - £38500


Salary of all UK Graduates of English Studies (Non-Specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24021 £21921 £25778
25-75 percentile range £20021 - £27009 £16806 - £26546 £19635 - £31954

Course Description

Liberal Arts at Loughborough is a uniquely interdisciplinary programme that explores what it means to be human, and how this is impacted by social, cultural, economic, and political conditions past and present. The degree enables you to think creatively across subject boundaries, engaging with contemporary, global challenges.

Our degree offers both flexibility and focus. You can choose optional modules from different subjects in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, including (but not limited to): Art History and Visual Culture, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology. These options are carefully curated to produce interdisciplinary connections between them, empowering you to both flexibly tailor the degree to your own interests, and build a focus on a specific theme or area, without having to Major in a particular subject. Modern Languages can be taken at every part of your degree and are available at all levels, including complete beginners who have never studied a Language before.

Interdisciplinarity is a vital part of our Liberal Arts degree. At every stage of the course, you will take core Liberal Arts modules, allowing you to combine the knowledge and skills gained through your different subjects, and apply these to produce nuanced, interdisciplinary analyses.

The skills you gain through this programme, such as critical thinking, independent judgement and decision making, and coordinating with others, are highly sought after by employers. Moreover, you can take a placement year, developing key skills in a relevant industry or sector, and significantly enhancing your employability after graduation. Alternatively, you can study abroad for a year, or even combine the two!

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Liberal Arts (with Placement Year) BA (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

45% Caring personal services
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Welfare Professionals
5% Nursing Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Managers, directors and senior officials

A wide range of assessment methods are used on our Liberal Arts degree course. Modules are typically assessed using a mixture of assessment types, including essays, exams, in-class presentations, groupwork, workbooks, portfolio work, reflective commentaries, digital projects (blog, vlog), seminar participation, peer assessment, and a final capstone project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for English Studies (Non-Specific)

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Liberal Arts (with Placement Year), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Liberal Arts (with Placement Year) BA (Hons)

EU £22000 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £22000 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2023/24 academic year; fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by installment.

Additional costs

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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undergraduates:
14460
postgraduates:
3300
Total:
17760
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