At Benedictus, we invite students to participate in the continuing conversation of Western civilisation,
a living dialogue with its greatest thinkers, writers and artists.

Our course represents a new concept in higher education in the UK,
with a curriculum that formed the basis for study throughout Europe for centuries.

The course is rooted in the classical and Catholic intellectual tradition
and our principles centre on the development of the whole person through the joyful pursuit of wisdom.

We believe these principles can be shared by all cultures so Benedictus is open to people of all backgrounds.


Our plan is to be the first liberal arts college in the UK
offering a radically new option for undergraduate education. The liberal arts explore the intrinsic connections between wide-ranging areas of study rather than restricting learning through specialisation. Read more about the Liberal Arts

Everyone will study the same course
so all students will read, study and discuss together making them part of a unique community of learning unlike any other university in the UK.

Exploring both artistic and intellectual heritage
The most profound questions of human existence have always concerned artists as well as philosophers. Uniquely for liberal arts colleges, the course at Benedictus gives equal weight to these expressions.

We use original sources
so students will learn directly from the original texts and the original works of architecture, art and music. Find out more about our Teaching Style

Breadth as well as depth
Our students will research and analyse from a broad base; they are taught to think seriously about the most significant issues of life. Thanks to the benefits of a liberal arts education, our students will be well placed for further study, professional training and future careers. Why study the Liberal Arts?

Our commitment to the Catholic tradition
means we will be looking at the central role that the Catholic faith and its intellectual and material culture has had for 2000 years in building our civilisation. Read more about the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

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