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Liverpool John Moores University

History of Art and Museum Studies

UCAS Code: VP31
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • History by topic
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Is general studies acceptable? Yes •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BBC •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate

28 IB Diploma points

UCAS tariff points

​It is important that prospective students have enthusiasm for viewing art and design, for visiting museums and galleries, and for undertaking research. Students need to be enquiring and to be open to working in a self-directed manner. Mature applicants will be considered on an individual basis

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Informed by internationally important research, the BA (Hons) History of Art and Museum Studies programme is taught in our award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building and offers exciting international internship opportunities. •Excellent overall student satisfaction rates in consecutive National Student Surveys •Option to specialise and tailor your assessments according to your career plans or personal interests in Art History •You can get involved with the School’s own internationally-important gallery, the Exhibition Research Lab •Taught in the John Lennon Art and Design Building so you can mix and work with artists across a range of disciplines


Level 4 •Frameworks in Art History •Collaboration with Contemporary Art •Introduction to Art History •Artists and Practices •An Introduction to Museums and Galleries •Non-Western Art Level 5 •Curating: Histories and Practices 1 •Internship and Professional Development Preparation •Art and Representation •Methods in Art History •Internship and Professional Development Practice •Curating: Histories and Practices 2 •History of Design Level 6 •Research Project •Major Project Research and Development •Research Paper and Symposium Presentation •Major Project Practice Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
348 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.6k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.
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