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History of Art

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Not including General Studies or Critical Thinking

Pass with 60 credits overall including 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 must be at Merit level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M1,M1,M2

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

including 16 at Higher level and 4 in English

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers OR B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers OR AABBBB in Highers

Might be accepted as in combination with other qualifications, please contact admissions teams for further advice & guidance.

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

History of art

This course allows you to explore the ways in which art has been produced and received by different communities across time and in different places. You'll study alongside theorists and practising artists.

You’ll learn about the history of art and to think critically about its development and effects, examining the social history of art in a challenging and thought-provoking way. You’ll also consider some of the theories and approaches, from aesthetics to anthropology, that can help us to interpret works of art. We do not take for granted that ‘art’ has been understood in the same way around the world through time.

You’ll choose from a range of optional modules to focus on topics that suit your own interests. These include studies of ancient Greek art, African sculpture, Japanese photography and Hollywood film, as well as contemporary art practice and heritage studies.

The University has a variety of resources to support your learning and research, including several galleries and archives.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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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.

65%
low
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

62%
Library resources
55%
IT resources
56%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
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
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Media professionals
11%
Other elementary services 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

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

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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Higher entry requirements
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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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