Practising Humanities 1: Liberal Arts in the World (Q9112)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module enables Liberal Arts students to develop their skills of analysis and understanding. Students will do so both individually and in teams. They will focus on topical or real-life events and explore them using a wide range of methods and approaches linked to the arts, humanities and social sciences, including media analysis, statistical analysis, textual analysis and visual analysis. This module is built around a stake holder meeting, which will explore a specific topic (potentially based on a recent real-world example). It will involve the Introduction to what a stake holder meeting is; introduction to case studies and modes of analysis; introduction to group work and team theory; introduction to presentation of argument and analysis in essay form.


100%: Practical (Fieldwork, Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 172 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 150 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: