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.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable
  • Some knowledge of French, Italian or a classical language is helpful, but not essential

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.