Why Study Liberal Arts? – OurWarwick

Why Study Liberal Arts?

If you have a Liberal Arts offer from Warwick, or are even considering applying next year, I strongly recommend that you peruse this opportunity.

I had no idea what I wanted to do as a future career when I was thinking about applying to uni (I still don’t!), let alone what subject I wanted to study. One thing I was sure of though, was that I definitely wanted to go to uni. So began my hunt to find a degree that would suit me.

I took Maths, Drama, History and an EPQ at A Level, quite a mix I know! Throughout most of school I adored Maths so that’s what I considered first, however no creativeness or sense of self would be involved. I’d be one of hundreds of students who all do exactly the same work and I realised that I’d just end up feeling like a number myself with no identity or opinion to express.

I briefly considered auditioning for Drama school although that idea was extinguished quickly when I realised I wasn’t committed enough. I also looked at History but while I enjoyed lessons at school, I didn’t enjoy the subject enough to study nothing but the past.

Then one day as I was glancing through uni prospectuses, I saw a degree that consisted of your own choice of modules. It looked fairly cool but I thought nothing really of it at the time. It wasn’t until a few weeks later when my mum saw it and thought it’d be perfect for me, that I really did research into it. I almost instantly fell in love with the idea of constructing a degree around a theme or subject of my choice.

Warwick stood out for me because of the high number of core modules in the first year and also because of the enthusiasm of the course leaders and lecturers on the open day. They made you feel like you would belong to a department rather than being thinly spread across many, as is the case with some other Liberal Arts degrees in the UK. Already I could see myself studying here, and the rest is history.

If you feel like you don’t want to specialise in just one subject area and want to continue having a broad education, then Liberal Arts is literally the perfect degree for you. I promise you’ll love it!

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to comment below.

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