UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This degree provides a unique focus on works of art as physical objects. You will gain comprehensive skills in art history, together with a thorough understanding of artists' techniques and questions of materiality, both at the time a work of art was made, and subsequently as it ages and deteriorates.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: History of art and its objects; methods and materials of artists. Year 2 examples: Selected themes in renaissance and baroque art and architecture 1. Year 3 examples: History of art and material studies project paper.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA-ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-80%
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 38
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 7
Unknown 4

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 36%

Total Coursework: 59%

Total Practical: 5%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation