Your second year

With the help of your tutor, you will continue to develop your major subject with intermediate level modules in your second year. You may also decide to try something new from the other options available.

You may choose to continue to build modules in your chosen major, choose to explore another major, explore additional breadth modules and other options or some combination of all three. 

Such is the range of subjects we teach, that unfortunately it is not possible to study all combinations of subjects, however because of the flexibility that this degree offers in years one and two we can offer a wider range of possibilities within the timetable than in traditional three year degrees. 

Year two
Year Two  
60 credits of potential Major (usually at least 40)  
40 credits of other interests or other potential major (here English builds on year 1 breadth module). 


Optional Module with a view to Birmingham Summer programme in China.

Sam ForbesSam (Year 2)
"Liberal Arts & Sciences was an obvious choice for me. A-levels in Drama, History, Maths and Russian isn't a usual combination; I didn't have a "favourite" subject and the idea of narrowing down further than that - even at A-level - was never really an option. Liberal Arts style courses were therefore a no-brainer for me and Birmingham's is the most flexible and individual. I could continue my engagement with theatre alongside more "traditional" academic disciplines, such as politics and even basic neuroscience. Now in my second year, not only have I gained deep subject knowledge about areas that I'm passionate about, but I have also experienced different viewpoints, methodologies and ways of viewing and tackling problems that necessarily come from studying such varied subjects. Personally speaking, Liberal Arts & Sciences has so far been a great success and I'm looking forward to what the next two and a half years bring!"