Liberal Arts - Humanities and Media - University of Derby

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts at Derby “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with Liberal Arts that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” Steve Jobs, 2010

Hugely popular in the USA, Liberal Arts degrees cover a range of subjects across the humanities disciplines that enable you to develop a breadth of knowledge and skills. Liberal Arts can inspire global awareness, confidence and ambition and give you the problem-solving ability and flexibility that you need to succeed in any career.

Why study Liberal Arts at the University of Derby?

In contrast to degrees that are specialised in a single subject area, our Liberal Arts degree gives you a much wider perspective and prepares you for life in an increasingly global and rapidly changing world; you will gain skills that are valued by employers who are looking for adaptable, analytical, creative and culturally aware graduates who are good communicators and able to work effectively as part of a team.

How will I benefit from studying Liberal Arts at Derby?

You will benefit from working with experts across our teaching team in subjects including English, Creative Writing, History, American Studies, International Relations & Diplomacy, Sociology, Politics, Media and Journalism. This gives you knowledge of a broad range topics and a well-rounded degree. And of course, where better to study aspects of scientific and philosophical thinking than in the city that was home to leading contributors to ‘The Enlightenment’ period during the eighteenth century, such as Joseph Wright and Erasmus Darwin? With so many heritage sites on our doorstep, there are many opportunities for field trips and study visits to bring your learning to life.

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