History and History of Art


Degrees in History and History of Art

Our History and History of Art degrees will help you develop skills of critical and historical analysis through small group teaching, frequent study trips and object-based learning.

As one of our flexible honours students, you have the freedom to tailor your History or History of Art degree to reflect your interests and passions by combining with a wide range of other subjects taught here at the University.

Alternatively, you can combine either History or History of Art with a Heritage Management Minor offering a combination of theoretical and vocational study during your degree.

For our History of Art students, two specialist MA options allow students to complete both a BA and an MA in three years which is the same time it would take to complete a BA elsewhere.

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

Why choose Buckingham

Study History and History of Art at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.

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Student feedback

“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.”

Alex, History

Your future career

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 postgraduate 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.

We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.

Industry links

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.

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