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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #485 (QS) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
At the School of Art, you are not just studying the history of art. You become actively engaged in it. Art History degree offered at Aberystwyth University is housed in a magnificent listed building where history meets practice.
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Art History degree offered at Aberystwyth University has many practical applications. It promotes critical thinking and provides a sound foundation for careers in education and publishing, in journalism and advertising, as well as in curating and art administration.

The BA in Art History at Aberystwyth equips you with essential research and writing skills. This ensures that you not only learn how to read art history but that you know what it means to be an art historian.

Career opportunities

Research shows that the vast majority of our graduates build careers in their chosen field. Our graduates establish themselves as professional art historians, curators and administrators. Employers include:

  • Arts Council 
  • BBC
  • Design Council
  • The Observer newspaper
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Collections Trust

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art in Europe: from Rococo to Romanticism, 1700-1800
  • Looking into Landscape: Reading, Researching, Responding
  • Art in Europe: From Romanticism to Early Modernism, 1800-1900
  • Representing the Body
  • Exploring the School of Art Collections
  • Aspects of British Painting 1951-1966
  • Dark Materials: Race, Magic, Deception and the Photographic Trace

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

  • A Levels BBC with B in any subject
  • GCSE requirements (grade C min): English or Welsh
  • BTEC National Diploma: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall
  • European Baccalaureate: 65% overall

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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