History and History of Art at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

A history of art degree will provide a complementary addition to your existing passion for history. You will already have your favourite historical subjects, perhaps the Tudors, civil rights, or the Second World War. You can extend your knowledge of these topics, but also discover new ones, exploring from 500 CE to the present, examining a range of countries around the world. You will also build on your existing research, writing and debating skills. In history of art, we will explore the meaning of art and its place in society, from the Renaissance to the present day. You will study a range of visual arts, including:

  • painting
  • sculpture
  • architecture
  • graphic arts
  • photography
You will learn the key issues and methods relating to the interpretation of artworks. Our Art and Architecture in Nottingham module takes advantage of our rich local culture. You can tailor your degree using the wide choice of optional modules. This includes modules from other subjects such as American and Canadian Studies, and Culture Film and Media. You can choose to specialise, or maintain a range of interests as you progress through the course. It is not necessary to have studied art or history of art to apply for this course.


You will take 120 credits of modules per year. In year one, in history, you will focus on thinking about the nature of history as a discipline and developing the skills required for the researching, writing and debating. In history of art you will examine key developments, methods and terms. You will also develop skills in the first-hand analysis of buildings and artworks. You can choose 40 credits of optional modules from a range of history, American and Canadian studies, and culture, film and media modules. In year two, you will choose 60 credits from a range of History of Art optional modules. This will be balanced by either 40 or 60 credits of history modules from a wide range of periods of human history and themes. You may also take up to 20 credits from complimentary subjects American and Canadian studies or film and television studies. In year three, you will take a Special Subject history module, which focuses on a specialised area of history and develops your analysis of primary sources. You will also take 80 credits from a wide range of optional modules. Most students write an Art History 20 or 40 credit dissertation with the remainder of the modules chosen from further options in history of art, history, American and Canadian studies, and film and television studies. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and the School of Humanities, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 77% overall including 8.5 in History, GCSE requirements - English grade C ( numeric grade 4)

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 and History of Art at University of Nottingham - UCAS