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Archaeology and History of Art, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Art, in its many forms, surrounds us. But how do we use objects and spaces to express ourselves and negotiate our identities, politics and culture? You will combine art history and archaeology techniques to explore our use of visual and material culture during the Archaeology and History of Art course at University of Nottingham. Choose from modules spanning from classical civilisations to now.
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Field trips to local and national archaeological sites, museums and galleries are an important part of the Archaeology and History of Art course at University of Nottingham. You will also participate in 10 days of archaeological fieldwork. This will be in an approved excavation project or a related placement, in the UK or overseas.

You can also gain valuable work experience in the University of Nottingham Museum or Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Our placement scheme extends to other local heritage organisations, museums and galleries.


With an excellent track record of graduate employment, an archaeology and history degree will prepare you for a wide range of professions. Some of the most popular of these are:

  • museum work, arts and heritage management and conservation
  • research-based careers
  • business and finance and innovation
  • national and local government
  • non-governmental organisations (both national and international)
  • journalism and publishing
  • marketing and advertising
  • administration
  • teaching

The skills you will acquire are versatile, wide-ranging, and transferable. You will learn to:

  • interpret the complex and diverse character of human society
  • understand the forces of change and continuity. 
  • analyse  data, critically and visually 
  • construct logical arguments
  • communicate knowledge intelligibly
  • work effectively in teams
  • manage time and workloads
  • lead discussions and presentations

These skills will develop your capacity to learn and adapt and will, therefore, equip you with the tools you need to develop your future career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding the Past
  • History of Art: Renaissance to Revolution
  • Art, Methods, and Media
  • History of Art: Modern to Contemporary
  • Rome to Revolution: Historical Archaeology of Britain.
  • Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology
  • Comparative World Prehistory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • International entry requirements
  • IB score 32-30
  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer ABB-BBB

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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