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The BA in History of Art covers a wide spectrum of art and architecture, from the medieval to the modern period, placing special emphasis on the first-hand study of works of art. It offers a springboard into careers in museums and galleries, heritage management, fine art dealing, publishing, advertising and the visual media.  Lucy Cavendish has a small but supportive community of Art Historians, comprising around five Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students.


Further information about the course can be found on the Department and University websites.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*AA
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirement

Number of students 

We aim to admit up to two students per year.

Admissions Assessment

  • Applicants selected for interview are required to take a written assessment.  This takes place in late November during the application process.  Applicants do not need to register in advance.  The College will make all the necessary arrangements.  The assessment is sat remotely at home or in school.

  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work 

Applicants are required to submit two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview. 

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