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No specific A-Levels are required to apply for the BA Degree, but one of them needs to show essay writing skills. Where applicants have undertaken the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) this will not be a conditition of any offer. For further information please see our Departmental website:

Qualifications

 

 

The Department does not offer any online courses.

Please see the Department for Continuing Education for online courses:

http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/

 

 

No. The History of Art course is only currently offered as a single honours degree.

 

 

Unfortunately we do not accept transfers to our undergraduate degree from another institution due to the small size of our cohorts, and the structure of the BA programme. Students can apply for the next academic year to start the course from the beginning. 

 

 

There is no separate prospectus for History of Art, but the main Undergraduate Prospectus can be ordered from the following page of the Undergraduate Admissions section of the website:

http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate_courses/index.html

 

 

This information can be found on the following page of the University website:

http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate_courses/courses/history_of_art/history_of_art__1.html

 

For further information on qualifications, please email the Undergraduate Admissions Office:

undergraduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

 

The Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art would be accepted as a qualification for the BA degree. Applicants would be expected to achieve a final result of a good 2:1 at the very least. However, prospective applicants with this qualification would not be able to apply for direct entry to the Second Year of the BA degree. 

 

 

The major purpose of asking for a submission in English is to assess an applicant’s fluency in expression and writing in the English Language. This is because the BA programme entails a great deal of writing, both for coursework and assessment. So when translating an essay, a less than literal – but more fluent – version will be most welcome.

 

 

Yes. All colleges that offer History of Art accept mature students (21 years and over). Harris Manchester College is specifically for mature students:

http://www.hmc.ox.ac.uk/

 

 

Mature and home-tutored students unable to submit a marked course essay are permitted to submit an unmarked essay written specifically for the application, on any subject and up to the word limit, accompanied by an explanatory note on the cover sheet.

 

 

History of Art equips students with skills in assessing evidence, formulating arguments and debating issues.

A few examples of jobs that History of Art students have gone on to do are museum or gallery based work, auction houses, publishing, work in the heritage sector, teaching and art banking. Students have also followed non-art related career paths such as law, the army, the civil service and acting.

There are also opportunities for students to do internships at museums or galleries, or further study such as a Masters Degree, which the History of Art Department offers. See our website for details:

Taught Postgraduates

 

 

Students have the opportunity to visit galleries, museums and other art collections on organised trips here in the UK whilst they study at undergraduate level. Some European trips have been informally organised by academic members of staff, but this is not part of the Degree.

 

For undergraduate students interent in becoming a Visiting Student please see the following page of the main University website:

http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/international-students/events/visiting-students

Please note that the University (and therefore the History of Art Department) does not participate in UCAS clearing, Extra or Adjustment. All undergraduate applications must be made by 15 October of the year before a course begins, and there are no further places available after this time. If you have achieved top grades at A-level, or other equivalent academic qualifications, you may wish to re-apply for entry next year - see: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford? - although please remember that even excellent results will not guarantee you a place. If you are holding an offer from another university, you may wish to focus on your studies there.

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