History of Art



UCL History of Art is a world-leading department, within a world-leading university. Our students thrive on research-led teaching which covers the history, methods and theory of art from around the globe. With an emphasis on object-based learning, interdisciplinary study and rigorous critical thought, our programmes encourage you to see the world differently. 

Our students benefit from being part of one of the biggest student communities in the UK, with more than 300 societies to get involved with including the amazing History of Art Society, a welcoming space for students with similar interests in arts and culture to come together. Studying with us also places you within walking distance of some of the best galleries, museums and libraries in the world, including our very own UCL Art Museum!


BA History of Art

Our Undergraduate Single Honours Programme is a long-established course that provides a thorough grounding in the discipline of Art History as well as the opportunity to specialise in one of our many areas of research excellence.

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BA History of Art, Materials and Technology

The History of Art, Materials and Technology route within our standard BA History of Art programme provides a unique focus on works of art as physical objects, combining knowledge of art history with questions of materiality and technology.

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BA History of Art Combined Honours

Our Undergraduate Combined Honours programmes offer a thorough grounding in the discipline of Art History alongside the in-depth study of either Philosophy or one of a selection of Modern Languages.

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