History of Art and English at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Art and English use different languages to ask common questions:

  • How do we feel?
  • What's happening in the wider world?
  • What is our place in society?
During your three years you'll explore an incredible breadth of art - fiction, painting, poetry, sculpture, drama, architecture, graphics, photography, film and more. By combining these two subjects into one degree you'll get a rich understanding of language - visual, written and spoken - across the centuries. You'll study English language, literature and drama from Old English to the present day. We have one of the most diverse range of modules of any UK university so you can follow your existing passions and explore new topics. You will also explore visual cultures across periods, media and societies. All the time you'll be questioning. Why that method? Why that subject? How did people react then? What does it mean now? You'll be able to choose modules that complement each other, allowing you to look at the same topic in different ways. Project work and a dissertation give further opportunities to draw the subjects together. It is not necessary to have studied art or history of art to apply for this course.


The first year is split equally between the two subjects with three core modules in each. History of Art covers Renaissance to Revolution, Modern to Contemporary, and Arts, Method and Media. In English you choose three modules from four areas: Studying Language, Drama, Theatre, Performance, Studying Literature and Beginnings of English. Year two offers you the freedom to choose modules balanced across both subjects. These can develop your existing interests or broaden your knowledge into new areas. History of Art covers topics including film and television, and architecture, and art across periods. English expands on the themes offered in year one. In your third year you will again balance your optional modules across both subjects. A key feature of this year is the opportunity to write a dissertation, allowing you to explore a topic of personal interest in depth. This can specialise in one subject or combine them both in a single dissertation. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and the School of English, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including 8.0 in English.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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History of Art and English at University of Nottingham - UCAS