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History of Art

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

History of art

Do you have a passion for the history of art and a deep desire to develop your own expertise?

By studying History of Art at Oxford Brookes, you’ll be exploring issues in a collaborative and dynamic environment. Your studies will include museum visits, walk-arounds and special talks from visiting experts from the likes of:

- National Trust

- Ashmolean

- Modern Art Oxford

- The V&A

- Tate.

We are situated in the heart of a historic city, a mere stone’s throw from world-renowned museums and galleries.

A highlight of your study here will undoubtedly be your trip to Paris. This trip offers the opportunity to explore important art collections firsthand. You will experience major, influential works as well as more experimental pieces.

Your time with us will be exciting, stimulating and enriching. You’ll be amongst a close-knit and supportive department. You can expect to be taught by experts in their fields. And, our teaching staff will work with you to help you develop your own interests, specialising in:

- drawing

- painting

- prints

- architecture

- art theory

- sculpture.

Modules

Year 1 has six modules covering skills, issues and debates in the history of art and architecture from the Renaissance through to the Modern period. You also take two other modules from a wide range of subjects available including The Age of Revolution and The Art of Poetry. Years 2 and 3 give your studies a period focus by offering options from the 15th to 20th centuries such as Oxford Buildings or Anthropology of Art. Year 2 also includes a study trip to Paris. Year 3’s dissertation module will allow you to work in depth on a topic of particular interest to you and may include independent study linked to a placement in a gallery or museum.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,600
per year
International
£14,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

History, Philosophy and Culture

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
med
History of art

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History of art, architecture and design

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

64%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History by topic

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Customer service occupations

This is a category for graduates taking a wide range of courses that don’t fall neatly into a subject group, so be aware that the stats you see here may not be a very accurate guide to the outcomes for the specific course you’re interested in. Management, finance, marketing, education and jobs in the arts are some of the typical jobs for these graduates, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

History and archaeology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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