Undergraduate study in History of Art

Discover art and visual culture through a broad range of perspectives, such as social history, global art, philosophy, anthropology, feminism and religion.

Alongside study trips within the UK and beyond, our History of Art students learn through access to original works, a dedicated fine art library and outstanding teaching within our public gallery on campus, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Therefore, it is no surprise that History of Art at Birmingham is ranked in the Top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2019 and has an overall satisfaction rating of 100% in the National Student Survey 2018. 

You can also visit our 'Why Study History of Art?' page to discover why studying this subject at the University of Birmingham is both rewarding in itself and useful for your future career.

Our History of Art undergraduate degree courses

History of Art BA

History of Art is a way of unlocking the past through material culture and understanding the process of human creativity itself.

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Joint honours combinations

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