FHEQ Level 5 On Campus

Undergraduate Diploma in the History of Art

University of Oxford

24 months
5230 GBP/year
2780 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our two-year Undergraduate Diploma in the History of Art at the University of Oxford is taught at second year undergraduate level. You study two modules from a choice of four, each of which allows you to immerse yourself in a specific period of art history, studying its developments in depth, and within the wider historical context.


About this course

The course reflects Oxford’s exceptional richness in works of art, with museum and gallery spaces such as the Ashmolean and Modern Art Oxford right on hand. You will be offered a rare chance to gain first-hand experience of the visual arts on a regular basis, an option not always possible elsewhere.

You will be taught by our panel of expert tutors, with specialist guest speakers at the Saturday workshops.

Who is this course for?

To enjoy and make a success of this course, at the University of Oxford you will need lots of enthusiasm for the subject and a high level of commitment to studying it. You must be interested in the critical analysis of art, and be keen to discuss visual experience in an analytical way. We may ask for samples of your recent written work. Above all, we are looking for the capacity for intellectual growth and development.

Formal qualifications are not essential, though previous experience in the study of the History of Art at ‘A' level or first-year undergraduate level (available through our Undergraduate Certificate in the History of Art) is likely to be an advantage. Admission will be based on the information you provide in the application form and at interview. The final decision on admission to the course rests with the Department.

Programme Structure


  • Module 1: Late Medieval to Early Renaissance
  • Module 3: Revolution to Modernity.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application:

  • a statement of 300 words explaining why you wish to enrol on the course, including details of any previous experience in the subject and membership of relevant societies or groups
  • proof of your English language ability if you are a non-native English-speaking applicant

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5230 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2780 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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