History of Art



Set in a world-class teaching and learning environment, our History of Art BA programmes give students a comprehensive grounding in the history, methods and theory of art from the Middle Ages until the present day. With an emphasis on object-based learning, interdisciplinary study, global horizons and rigorous critical thought, our BA programmes encourage you to see the world for yourself.

Find out more about our BA programmes in the video below, and visit our History of Art Society, a communal space for students with similar interests in arts and culture to come together in a welcoming environment. Offer-holders can book a call with a student or member of staff to find out more about what it’s like to study with us.


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

Our Undergraduate Programme in the History of Art, Materials and Technology 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.

Image: Mont Sainte-Victoire, Paul Cézanne, 1904-06