BA History of Art (V350)

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UCAS code V350
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 57

About BA History of Art

Our programme places particular emphasis on progression and is unique in allowing research in all years. The first year provides a grounding in the key skills needed for a history of art degree through the study of medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary art history. You will also choose a research oriented, small-group seminar class.

In your following years, you choose from a variety of broader thematic lecture and seminar-based units, as well as further research oriented units. There is also a study abroad option in the second year. You will undertake one substantial piece of independent research each year, and write a dissertation in your final year.

A wide range of subject matter is available for study. Current units include:

  • Arts of War and Peace
  • Modern Art in Britain
  • Art, Music & Modernism
  • Modern German Art
  • 19th century Realism
  • Soviet Art and Culture
  • Medieval Tuscany
  • Western Sculpture and the Classical Tradition
  • Into the Baroque: Art in the Aftermath of the Reformation
  • Approaches to Cubism
  • The Art of Memory.

More about History of Art

Find out more about studying History of Art at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Approaching the Object (skills unit)
  • Introduction to Medieval Art
  • Introduction to Early Modern Art
  • Introduction to Modern Art
  • One research-oriented special topic and linked project

Second year

  • Histories and Theories of Art (skills unit)
  • One research-oriented Special Field and linked project
  • Two lecture response units
  • Group project (virtual exhibition)

Third year

  • Dissertation
  • Two lecture response units
  • One research-oriented Special Subject
  • Reflective History unit.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for History of Art

Typical offer for BA History of Art - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Arts/Humanities or Education) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specific units.
BTEC offer DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS form or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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