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Liberal Arts degrees abroad

Liberal arts typically refers to the study of natural sciences. humanities, social sciences, and arts. Liberal arts programs are incredibly broad, giving students a fantastic opportunity to amass a wealth of knowledge and skills across several disciplines.

The study of liberal arts can be traced right back to ancient periods, and the subject has developed greatly over centuries. As a liberal arts student, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into how the past has shaped modern society.

Studying liberal arts abroad is a fantastic way for students to gain a deep understanding of the subject. You’ll have the chance to delve into a country’s culture, history, language, and literature, paving the way for a truly authentic experience.

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Liberal Arts program structure

Liberal arts can be studied at bachelor's, master’s, or PhD levels. Many universities allow students to study liberal arts as a sole subject, some even offer combined programs, allowing you to study it alongside another subject, like philosophy or sociology.

At undergraduate level, a liberal arts degree usually takes three or four years to complete. Some programs offer placement years, allowing students to work or study overseas.

Postgraduate liberal arts programs are largely offered as an MA, they generally last around one to two years. Once you have a master’s qualification, you’ll be eligible to study a PhD course if you wish to, which are around three to five years long,

Liberal arts content is largely taught in the form of lectures, workshops, and seminars. Assessment methods usually involve coursework, presentations, and exams, but may differ between universities.

The topics you’ll study will depend on the modules you choose, however, typical liberal arts modules include:

  • Classics
  • Languages
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Anthropology
  • Mathematics

Liberal Arts study abroad programs

Liberal arts undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in liberal arts

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    Liberal Arts and Sciences - BSc Campbellsville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Chemistry: Liberal Arts - BA/BSc University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,436 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,436 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Liberal Studies: Environmental Studies - BA Montana State University Bozeman, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,400 USD

    Start date
    August, May, December
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    Interdisciplinary Studies: Liberal Arts - BSIS Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,246 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,246 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts - BA/BSc Radford University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,185 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,185 USD

    Start date
    December, January, May, September
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Associate in liberal arts

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    Liberal Arts - AA Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Liberal Arts - AA College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Liberal Arts - AA Mercy University, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,224 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,224 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Liberal Arts - AA Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Liberal Arts & Sciences : Social Science - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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Diploma in liberal arts

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    Creative Writing: Liberal Arts - Dip Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,451 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,020 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Liberal Arts - Dip Yukon University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,711 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Liberal Arts - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,323 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Liberal Arts - Dip University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,313 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,718 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Certificate in liberal arts

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    Liberal Arts - Cert Yukon University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    8,711 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Liberal Arts: CSU General Education Breadth - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Liberal Arts: CSU/GE Breadth - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Liberal arts graduate programs

Master's in liberal arts

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    Anthropology: Liberal Arts - MA Colorado State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,058 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,058 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Liberal Arts - MA Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Liberal Arts: Children’s Ministry - Dual MA/MLA Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,872 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Liberal Studies - MA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,192 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,192 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Liberal Studies - MA Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,429 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,429 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Future liberal arts careers

A liberal arts degree is highly sought after in many industries, thanks to the multitude of transferable skills the qualification can bring. Many liberal arts graduates go on to work in politics, museums, public relations, education, and media.

Skills from liberal arts qualifications are extremely useful in the following roles:

  • Statistician
  • Archivist
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Social worker
  • Publicist
  • Writer
  • Economist

If you know what job you want, it’s a great idea to gain work experience alongside your studies to develop your skills and boost your employability. Many universities have career centers to help you find jobs, internships, and volunteering opportunities.