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MAModern Liberal Arts

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
Tuition fee £11,200.00 per year
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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.

Programme structure

Students arrive at essay topics through negotiation with tutors, as there are no taught modules on this programme.

Topics include:

Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Philosophies
Renaissance Humanism
Modern Social and Political Thought
Utopia and Tragedy
The Holocaust
Philosophy and Music
Philosophies of Higher Education
Women’s History

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States