This course places particular emphasis on progression and is notable for providing the opportunity to carry out research in each year. The first year will give you a grounding in the key skills needed for a history of art degree, studying a wide range of visual and material culture. You will also choose a research-oriented, small-group seminar class. In the following years you will choose from a variety of broader, thematic lecture and seminar based units, as well as further research-oriented units. You will undertake some independent research each year and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice in your final year. There is the option to study abroad in the second year. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/ We offer a wide range of subject matter. Recent units have included: Art and Empire; Cold War Culture; Race and Place; Art and Internationalism; Modern European Art; Art and War; Sculpture and the Body; Art and Fashion; Modernism and the Black Atlantic; and Art of the Northern Renaissance.
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.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
European Baccalaureate: 77% overall.
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