What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A Levels: ABB
Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6.
Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers58%
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.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot 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
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
History of art is the historical study of the visual arts, traditionally painting and sculpture, with newer media including photography and film. This subject will introduce you to art from different periods and world cultures. You will learn how, and for whom, works of art were made. You will explore their meanings and the ways they were, and continue to be, interpreted. In your final years you will have the opportunity to specialise. If you are studying History of Art with a language you will spend one year of your degree abroad. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 45 per cent of our research in History of Art, Architecture and Design was rated 3* internationally excellent, with a further 15 per cent rated 4* world-leading. Many of our academic staff have been involved in curating major international art exhibitions, which have broken records for visitor numbers. The Universityâ??s own Talbot Rice Gallery exhibits work by leading contemporary artists alongside important historic collections and students have access to Edinburghâ??s renowned art galleries and museums.
Year 1: Western art, particularly painting and sculpture from c1500 to the present day. Year 2: Main developments in the art and architecture of Europe and the Near East from late antiquity to c1500. Years 3 and 4: Royal iconography in Medieval Islamic arts; Gothic architecture in France, England and Scotland; mythological painting in Italy and Spain c1500-1650; Scottish painting 1843-1979; British and American art c1940-1970.
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
History of Art
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?