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History and History of Art

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including A in History. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 Credits overall; 45 of which must be at Level 3. Of the Level 3 credits, at least 21 should be passed at Merit or above and this must include 9 credits of History with Distinction. Considered on an individual basis, please contact the school for further information. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including History at D3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

with a minimum of 6 points in History at Higher level.

Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including History with grade A and Scottish Highers ABBBB including History with grade A.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Including History with grade A. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AB including A in History.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

plus grades AB at A level including History.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

History of art

History

A history of art degree will provide a complementary addition to your existing passion for history.

You will already have your favourite historical subjects, perhaps the Tudors, civil rights, or the Second World War. You can extend your knowledge of these topics, but also discover new ones, exploring from 500 CE to the present, examining a range of countries around the world. You will also build on your existing research, writing and debating skills.

In history of art, we will explore the meaning of art and its place in society, from the Renaissance to the present day. You will study a range of visual arts, including:

- painting

- sculpture

- architecture

- graphic arts

- photography

You will learn the key issues and methods relating to the interpretation of artworks. Our Art and Architecture in Nottingham module takes advantage of our rich local culture.

You can tailor your degree using the wide choice of optional modules. This includes modules from other subjects such as American and Canadian Studies, and Culture Film and Media. You can choose to specialise, or maintain a range of interests as you progress through the course.

It is not necessary to have studied Art or History of Art to apply for this course.

Modules

You will take 120 credits of modules per year.

In year one, in history, you will focus on thinking about the nature of history as a discipline and developing the skills required for the researching, writing and debating. In history of art you will examine key developments, methods and terms. You will also develop skills in the first-hand analysis of buildings and artworks.

You can choose 40 credits from a range of history, American and Canadian Studies, and Culture, Film and Media modules.

In year two you will choose 60 credits from a range of History of Art modules. This will be balanced by either 40 or 60 credits of history modules from a wide range of periods of human history and themes. You may take up to 20 credits from complimentary subjects American and Canadian Studies or Film and Television Studies.

In year three you will take a Special Subject history module, which focuses on a specialised area of history and develops your analysis of primary sources. You will also take 80 credits from a wide range of optional modules. Most students write an Art History 20 or 40 credit dissertation with the remainder of the modules chosen from further options in History of Art, history, American and Canadian Studies, and Film and Television studies

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and the School of Humanities, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

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
£19,000
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of History

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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.

92%
med
History of art
85%
med
History

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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
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

61%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
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
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

History

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

76%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
7%
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.

£19,217
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
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.

History

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Public services and other associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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.

£19k

£19k

£26k

£26k

£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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