History of Art with Cultural Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

You’ll explore practices and interpretations of art and culture across an exceptionally wide array of topics, combining a critical approach to the historical study of art with the focused study of more diverse forms of cultural practice and theory. You’ll learn about the histories of various kinds of practice (such as film, painting, literature, photography, the media and music) as well as understanding their different contexts of production and consumption. You’ll study key moments in the chronology of art history, from a broad and global perspective, and examine their significance. We’ll guide you to become a well-rounded art historian who is confidently able to understand, consider and challenge historical perspectives through a range of critical frameworks. In a world increasingly defined through images and material culture, you’ll approach art history as a vital and dynamic framework for understanding our shared histories and some of the most pressing questions we are faced with now. You’ll investigate the interconnections between art and the larger social dynamics that shape our culture, such as ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, being human and our relationship to nature and the environment. You’ll become equipped to act in the world as creative thinkers and global citizens, innovators in your respective professional fields. We’ll prepare you to be a socially conscious graduate with an array of relevant and transferrable skills. The course sits alongside our similar BA History of Art; students opting for this route combined with Cultural Studies will dedicate more of their studies to critical theory and the study of other cultural forms, and slightly less time to the History of Art.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UAL Extended Diploma: Distinction (or High Merit where available). European Baccalaureate: 75% For further information about entry requirements, please see http://courses.leeds.ac.uk

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply for to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information please see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/undergraduatefees
History of Art with Cultural Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS