Learn about History of Art degrees at the home of the two-year degree. We are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


Our History of Art and History degrees go beyond the textbook: with leading academics and experts visiting the University throughout your degree. As one of our flexible honours degrees, you have the freedom to tailor your History or History of Art degree to reflect your interests and passions by combining it with a wide range of other subjects taught here at the University.

A unique feature of our BA History and History of Art degrees is the opportunity to start your study with an inspiring term in Florence, focusing on the historical city, its history, culture, art and architecture.

The programmes will help you develop skills of critical and historical analysis across the visual arts through small group teaching, frequent study trips and object-based learning. All of our two-year History and History of Art programmes are available with a Heritage Management Minor offering a combination of theoretical and vocational study during your degree.


Alex, History

“Doing a History degree at the University of Buckingham provided me with a solid foundation for going forward with my career – and a passion for learning that remains undimmed five years after graduation. The teaching staff truly made each lecture come alive with rich detail, anecdotes, and passion. For those considering studying History, the University of Buckingham is an outstanding choice for both enjoyment of the subject and going forward in life.”


Studying a humanities programme teaches you to think critically and independently and by the end of your degree, amongst other skills, you will be able to construct and present a strong evidence-based argument in written and spoken form. Soft skills, such as persuasion, are in strong demand by employers – as evidenced by the 2019 LinkedIn employer research.

Our programmes offer a range of placement opportunities: we work with leading museums and galleries across Britain and Europe – including partnering with the renowned Wallace Collection – to ensure our students have access to a breadth of experts in the field.


Aside from partnering with the likes of the Wallace Collection, each year we run a specialist careers evening where external speakers come from a broad range of organisations in the arts and creative industries. Former speakers include Rosalind Savill, ex Director of the Wallace Collection; Michael Prodger, from the New Statesman; Melanie Gerlis of the Art newspaper and the FT; and other speakers from museums, English Heritage and the National Trust.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017