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Course summary

Anything designed by human beings exhibits visual qualities that are specific to the place and period in which it originates. History of Art aims to arrive at a historical understanding of the origins, meaning and purpose of art and artefacts from a wide range of world cultures, asking about the circumstances of their making, their makers, the media used, the functions of the images and objects, their critical reception and – not least – their subsequent history. As well as educating students in the historical interpretation of art in its cultural contexts, a degree in History of Art provides skills in the critical analysis of objects through the cultivation of visual literacy. The acquired skills have broad applicability in a wide range of professional settings, as well as serving the needs of enduring personal enlightenment. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ughoa.


How to apply

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Oxford is one of the most international universities in the world. Today, one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from over 140 countries. For more information visit ox.ac.uk/int.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Candidates are required to have taken an essay-based subject to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. History of Art, Fine Art, History, English or a language can be helpful to students in completing this course, although they are not required for admission. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects. A range of other international qualifications is also acceptable for entry. Please see ox.ac.uk/intquals for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT)110Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24
Cambridge English AdvancedOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component

For details on English Language Requirements, please visit the website url

https://ox.ac.uk/englang


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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History of Art at University of Oxford - UCAS