Art History

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 14 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,800
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

In your first year, we’ll introduce you to the discipline of art history. You’ll investigate the development of museums and galleries across the world, engaging in fieldwork using outstanding local examples. You’ll explore popular periods of art history, including 19th century French art and the Renaissance.In your second year, you’ll visit a major European city - a trip designed to complement your second year modules and give you the chance to get hands-on with fieldwork. Previous destinations include Rome, Vienna and Paris. You’ll also hone your critical skills by investigating critical art theory. In your final year, you’ll continue to prepare for your career in the arts with further training in art historical research methods, as well as giving you dedicated career guidance. You’ll have the chance to study optional modules, including power patronage and ideology and studies in 20th century European art. You’ll write a substantial dissertation on the topic of your choice, previous topics include the representation of Salome in French Symbolism, and the sculpture of Barbara Hepworth.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE

The application must consist of: 

  • Original, or certified copies, of qualifications to date, for example, first-degree certificate and full transcripts. 
  • A copy of the information page of the current passport (inform us immediately if you get a new passport at any time before you come to the UK to study).
  • A copy of any previous or current UK visa.
  • Any English language qualification you have to date - for example, IELTS or PTE Academic. 
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume detailing relevant work experience, if it will contribute to your application.
  • Personal statement. This is a short essay or letter, explaining your reasons for applying to the University. Explain why the University should offer a place on the course, using the previous study and/ or work experience, as well as personal interests, to support this.

English language requirements: IELTS (academic): overall 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing); PTE (academic): overall 50 with at least 42 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing); TOEFL (iBT): overall 76: component scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18

Career opportunities

From the moment you start your degree, to three years after graduation, you’ll benefit from some great ways to manage your career progress online. myCareer will help you to manage your career appointments, find job vacancies, internships and part-time work, and provide access to workshops and activities to help broaden your skills. myCareer Digital Resources provides you with a number of interactive tools that will help you to build CVs, write covering letters and map your professional skills.

Campus location

Plymouth , United Kingdom

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