Undergraduate study in Art History

Art History is a stimulating discipline which embraces aspects of economic, social and political history, languages and literature, philosophy, psychology and other subject areas from the medieval period to the present day.

As well as enjoying Art History for itself, students also gain numerous transferable skills, like the ability to analyse images around us and to prepare and deliver illustrated presentations.

The dissertation undertaken in the final year allows students to focus research on a variety of topics, with the opportunity for funding through the Trethowan dissertation bursary.

The School of Art History offers the following undergraduate course:

You can also choose to take Art History MA (Hons) with another subject as part of a joint Honours degree.

The School also provides four accessible modules to the Combined Studies MA which runs in Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Visiting students on a semester or year abroad

Each year the School welcomes students from overseas who come for a semester or a year abroad, primarily from North America but also from Europe via the Erasmus scheme. The University has a thriving international community, and such exchanges offer the chance to take a different range of modules from those offered in your home institution. Many students also take the opportunity to study original works of art in Scottish, British and European galleries and museums.