History of Art


Destination Art History: Where could a UCL degree take you?

Our degree programmes offer the potential to go into a wide range of careers. We have a very strong track record of students finding work in major museums and galleries both in the UK and beyond, from the Tate in London to MoMA in New York to the National Gallery in Singapore, amongst many others. Our unique degree programme in the History of Art, Materials and Technology can also prepare students for working in specialist fine art conservation.

However, a degree in History of Art doesn’t only prepare you for working in these sectors, and we have many students who go on to build successful careers in the fields of PR, marketing and advertising, publishing, journalism and translation, or performance and the creative arts. This is because many of the key transferrable skills that our degrees will help you to develop – in critical thinking, research and writing, presentation, and visual analysis – are highly valued by these industries. As a student in the Department, you will have access to careers support throughout your degree programme to help you develop your skills and achieve your ambitions.