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We are a dynamic, international department achieving high academic standards in the study of visuality, and ranked as the Top History of Art department in the UK (Guardian Guide 2019).
Our vibrant and stimulating postgraduate environment offers an MA in History of Art and research degrees at MA and PhD level.

Studying History of Art in Venice

We are the only UK university to offer undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to spend a full term in Venice. The Venice programme has been established for 40 years, and the Department has a permanent teaching and research base at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. With a local base you can become familiar with works over time including exhibitions and events such as the Venice Biennale.


The History of Art Department was ranked fourth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the department. With expertise spanning the medieval to the contemporary, our teaching and research supervision is significantly influenced by the research success of our academic staff.