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History/History of Art BA (Hons)

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


This course will take you through the events that have shaped the modern world today, including some of the great political debates that have yet to be settled. As you explore History with us you will gain a greater appreciation of how legal, political and social change comes to pass. You will learn about different societies and ideologies, such as how perceptions of masculinity have changed over time, and look at concepts such as ‘evil’ and ‘power’. Our degree is incredibly flexible: you can choose to specialise in topics that really interest you or pick subjects you have never studied before. We offer a wide-ranging syllabus which covers topics as varied as: crime and violence, communism and totalitarianism, the rise of America, culture and community, medicine and gender, and religion and statecraft. You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, discussion, seminars and tutorials. We also use a variety of teaching methods to keep things interesting, including student presentations, debates, blog posts, poster design and quizzes. History degrees offer a wide range of highly valued intellectual and transferable skills, which enable graduates to compete favourably in the employment market. Recent History graduates from Oxford Brookes have embarked on professions and occupations in a wide range of spheres, including IT, advertising, publishing, teaching, business, the civil and diplomatic services, public relations, law, sales and marketing, and the heritage industry. A number of graduates also go on to study at master's and doctoral level - many here at Oxford Brookes.

History of Art

On this course you'll get to see art works in the flesh on our frequent visits to the galleries and museums in Oxford, trips to London and on our field trip to Paris. Our friendly, close-knit team will help you get the most out of the course. In addition, all our tutors are active researchers with strong reputations and are regularly involved with major exhibitions. Oxford is the ideal place to study the History of Art. It is home to an exciting range of museums, including the world-class Ashmolean, and a wealth of beautiful and historic buildings. We make maximum use of these resources by offering you a broad education in the histories of art and architecture, as well as giving you the chance to carry out more specialised study. Our tutors have an excellent range of expertise, with specialists in painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, architecture and art theory, and we will encourage you to develop and refine your own interests as you study with us. We place a strong emphasis on studying works of art first-hand. This unique combination will give you the experience of making art, whilst gaining insight into the work of other artists. A History of Art degree offers a gateway into many art-related professions, including museums, commercial galleries, and auction houses and arts journalism. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the Ashmolean Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Christie's auction house. History of Art does not only prepare you for arts-related professions. Like other humanities degrees, it offers a general training in analytical thinking, research skills, self-discipline and effective written and spoken communication. Our graduates enter a very wide range of careers, from school teaching to librarianship, banking to advertising. You'll be encouraged to think about career opportunities through in-house careers events and by talking to your tutors and other University staff in our careers centre about your ideas and aspirations.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

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Oxford Brookes University

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    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 93 1

    20th out of 28 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    111 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    125 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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