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Using field trips as learning labs!

As part of the Liberal Arts degree, we will engage with the following issues over the course of the three years of the programme: Time – an introduction to Liberal Arts Cities – space, place and belonging in the city Objects – understanding design and communication Identity – exploring migration and citizenship Power – assessing …

Digital Tools and Interdisciplinary Skills

Over the last few months, Liberal Arts students have been working on a range of assessment exercises that develop their interdisciplinary skills. This is more than just knowing about English, History, Politics or Philosophy, for example. It is about joining up all those approaches to think across subject areas to create new solutions. We do …

How to apply to Liberal Arts – Personal Statements

Every student applying to Liberal Arts will come from different backgrounds and they will have their own experiences and individual qualifications. That’s why we don’t look for specific A-Levels, International Baccalaureate profiles or their equivalents in any application. What we are interested in is why you want to explore issues across a range of subjects …

Making choices in Liberal Arts

A fundamental part of studying Liberal Arts at the University of Nottingham is being able to choose modules across a range of disciplines. Alongside the core Liberal Arts modules which develop interdisciplinary thinking and focus on applied knowledge to address global issues, you can select modules that allow you to access ideas from subjects such …

Why Liberal Arts at the University of Nottingham?

Liberal Arts is embedded in the traditions of the University of Nottingham and an important part of its future. This is a university that is founded on the principles of ambition, engagement, partnership and civic responsibility. Liberal Arts continues these ideals as it is a degree that is built on interdisciplinary research, communication and commitment …

Why choose Liberal Arts at Nottingham? 7 reasons.

Liberal Arts is relatively new within universities in the United Kingdom but it really is the oldest subject you can study. In Ancient Greece and Rome, it was thought that studying a range of disciplines, rhetoric, grammar and logic, were essential components of citizenship. In the great medieval universities of Bologna and Paris, this was …

Investigating New York’s Anthora coffee cup

The Anthora coffee cup is an iconic part of New York. Its distinct blue and white pattern can be seen in any television programme or film set in the city to signify the metropolis. Its presence on the subway and streets during the morning commute demonstrate how everyday this object has become for New Yorkers. …

Future Cities – a key issue for Liberal Arts

How will we live in the cities of the future? This is a question that troubles politicians, urban planners, architects, environmentalists as well as individuals and communities across the world. In the context of limited resources, increasing populations, crumbling infrastructure and environmental degradation, we need to pay serious heed to this issue. This is where …

Keeping time and interdisciplinary work with Liberal Arts

In Liberal Arts we want to encourage interdisciplinary thinking. As students attend lectures from across other departments, develop their own ideas, discover new methods and theories, we always come together as Liberal Arts scholars to discuss how we can draw these connections together. For example, we can do this by exploring the theme of time. …

Leading, Learning and Exchange – Liberal Arts core module

Over the course of our lifetimes we will be required to develop new skills, share innovative ideas with others and lead on developing original concepts and practices in a range of different scenarios. With the pace of technological change, the alterations in the global economy and the drive to develop new markets, we may be …