Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Art History programme from University College Dublin is for you if you are interested in any or all of the different aspects of visual culture: painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts and modern visual art forms including photography, film, video and performance. 

About

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduates in Art History programme from University College Dublin have found the subject has diverse applications and can lead to employment opportunities in:

  • Museums and galleries
  • Cultural & heritage sector
  • Education & academia
  • Media, journalism & publishing
  • Auction houses
  • Archives

UCD offers two taught master’s degrees for suitably qualified graduates: the Master’s in Art History and the Master’s in Cultural Policy & Arts Administration, as well as the opportunity to pursue doctoral research, all of which provides further possibilities for careers in the arts.

International Study Opportunities

Opportunities to study abroad may include:

  • Universität Wien, Austria
  • Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  • Università degli Studi di Roma III, Italy
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • University of Lund, Sweden
  • University of Nottingham, UK
  • University of California, USA
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Waseda University, Japan

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

Programme Structure

First Year

  • Tools of Art History
  • Giotto to Michelangelo
  • Caravaggio to Turner
  • Art & The Modern World

Second Year & Third Year

  • Modernism
  • The Art & Architecture of Classical Antiquity
  • Irish Painting
  • Modern Architecture
  • Aspects of Sculpture
  • Dutch Art
  • 20th Century Irish Art
  • Paris: Museum Studies
  • Irish Medieval Art & Architecture
  • European Court Culture
  • Northern Renaissance
  • The Decorative Arts
  • Grand Tour
  • Berlin

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

When submitting an application to the CAO it must be accompanied by the following documentation (or followed by the documentation if applying on-line):

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

The State pays the tuition costs for eligible full-time, non-repeat undergraduate, EU/EEA/Swiss confederation students.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

Student excellence and achievement is recognised in UCD through a wide variety of scholarships and awards.

Find out more about the different types of scholarships, awards and prizes UCD offers and where to go for further information. You’ll find profiles of some of our scholarship recipients in scholar stories, and pictures of recent events in awards gallery.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.