University of Essex
Liberal Arts (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)
University of Essex

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 105 graduates of Liberal Arts (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons) and other courses in Others in Language and Area Studies at University of Essex for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Others in Language and Area Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
76 /100
105 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Others in Language and Area Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Others in Language and Area Studies 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 £23000 £21500 £26500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27000 £18500 - £27500 £22500 - £32000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Others in Language and Area Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25867 £24027 £28233
25-75 percentile range £22815 - £30129 £18667 - £30646 £21578 - £37856

Course Description

Knowledge is rooted in the experiences of people across the world. It is created from memory, culture, landscape and myth. This knowledge is often split into separate ‘disciplines’ such as those in the sciences, maths, history, geography, literature and art. However, true knowledge does not recognise these boundaries; the world is complex, interconnected and networked.

Our course is for you if you love studying a variety of subjects, and want to maintain this breadth of knowledge at university. With the opportunity to major in History, Literature, Art History, Philosophy, Politics, Media Studies or Sociology, you broaden your horizons by exploring the ways in which the humanities and social sciences help us to think imaginatively and critically about the worlds we live in.

You take modules which cover the historical foundations of the humanities, challenge dominant worldviews, and explore innovative and subversive essays and manifestos. The flexible structure of this course allows you to choose a range of optional modules across literature, film, philosophy, history of art, history, linguistics, politics, sociology and modern languages.

The types of issues and problems you might explore include:

  • How commercial and independent films interpret human relationships
  • How to compose your own writing, inspired by the great essayists
  • Important philosophical questions about life, death and religion
  • Great works of art and literature
  • Languages

Based within our Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC), the choice is yours: you choose your modules based on your own background and interests. You engage with unusual, controversial, and provocative ideas, so that you can use the humanities and social sciences to become critically aware and possess the tools to change the world for the better.

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 (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons) at University of Essex

15% Caring personal services
15% Skilled trades occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Customer service occupations
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Sales occupations
0% Elementary occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Others in Language and Area Studies

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Liberal Arts (Including 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 (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £18585 year 1
International £18585 year 1
Ireland £18585 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.

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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Essex in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Essex

The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.

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undergraduates:
12070
postgraduates:
3690
Total:
15760
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Where is this programme taught

Colchester Campus
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