Major in History of Art BA, 3-4 years

Start date:

2018

This is for you if... you are enthused by painting, sculpture and architecture, would like to learn more about the history and theory behind them, and combines this with the study of another subject.

Typical offer
BBB
UCAS code
V301
Department
History of Art and Film

Admissions enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 5281
ahladmissions@le.ac.uk

Course enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 2620
SchoolOfArts@le.ac.uk

History of Art and Film website

Course description

Course description

If you choose History of Art as your Major, you will study the history of art, sculpture, and architecture across a range of historical and geographical areas, focusing in particular on the medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, modern European, and contemporary periods.

You will have the exciting opportunity to visit Rome, Pisa, Florence, and Siena in the second year, and in the third year you will select from a range of Special Subject modules that reflect the latest ongoing research by members of academic staff. You will also develop an extended piece of your own original research with a dissertation on the subject of your choice.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in 2018

  • £9,250 in your first year. After 2018/19, the tuition fee you pay may increase annually in line with inflation and is subject to government regulations.
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

Starting in 2018

  • £15,980 per year
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £3,995 which is 25% of the full-time tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

We run a programme of visiting careers talks by leading experts in the arts and film industries who can provide insights into employment pathways.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering, and more. From Welcome Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Year 1

Year 1

Core modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

Core modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year Abroad (optional)

Year Abroad (optional)

If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.

Studying abroad is not just for people who are interested in travelling and meeting new people. It is about acquiring life skills that are becoming increasingly significant for a wide range of jobs in our modern globalised society. Whether you go on to work in the private sector, the state sector, a non-governmental organisation, or become self-employed you will find the experience invaluable. Find out more from our International Office.

Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our Fees and Funding section for details.

History of Art and Film at Leicester has links with several European universities, administered through the European Erasmus scheme. If you are eligible for a loan from Student Finance you can apply for a travel grant from them. During your second year at Leicester you will receive appropriate language training.

  • For the latest information on the future of the Erasmus scheme at UK universities please see our Brexit microsite.

We have links with the following universities:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Final Year

Final Year

Core module

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

Then choose one option module from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

History of Art at Leicester was ranked 4th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2017, and number one for Graduate Prospects.

Our research includes: contemporary art, photography and sculpture; Modernist architecture; British, American, European and World cinemas; media and comics.

The University's award-winning Attenborough Arts Centre has a growing national reputation for courses, performances and exhibitions.

You will gain important insights into the art world from academic staff who have extensive experience of curating exhibitions large and small.

Teaching and learning

Your degree will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, personal tutorials, interactive student presentations, IT training, field trips, and site visits to galleries, exhibitions, and museums, both in the UK and abroad.

Your course will start quite traditionally with lots of lectures, and as you gain in confidence and knowledge you will be expected to make more and more contributions to class discussion and debate, effectively taking some charge of the trajectory of your own learning. Ultimately, you will attain the confidence to present your ideas formally and informally to large groups and also to craft a substantial dissertation specifically around your own interests. Classes are small, informal, and intimate, creating an excellent teaching and learning experience.

There will be a range of assessment methods including coursework essays, exams, presentations, and final-year dissertation.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss your progress. Your personal tutor will also provide a sympathetic ear for all matters of personal concern, whether academic, financial, housing, career or social.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library and our social study spaces in halls of residence.

Your contact hours will depend on the option modules you select. You can see details of the contact hours on individual module pages.

Academic support

Our Student Learning Development Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study and exam skills
  • academic writing
  • presentations
  • dissertations
  • numerical data skills
  • referencing sources

Our AccessAbility Centre offers support and practical help for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, including physical, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness, or visual impairment.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. PhD research students who have undertaken teacher training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is informed by the research we do. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.

Major/Minor

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Course Qualification Duration UCAS Code Availability
Course Major in History of Art Qualification BA Duration 3 years full-time UCAS Code V301 Availability Apply Now
Course Major in History of Art with Year Abroad Qualification BA Duration 4 years full-time UCAS Code V301 Availability Apply Now