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History of Art - Diploma (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

Our Diploma is specifically designed for students whose background may not be in art history, but who wish to study the subject at postgraduate level.

The Diploma provides an ideal bridge to further postgraduate study, and is designed to prepare students for the MA, providing a strong foundation not only in history of art as a discipline, but also the knowledge of Italian art and culture needed for our MA on Venice and its Legacies.

Core Modules:

  • The History of Art History
  • Academic Preparation for History of Art
  • Independent Research Project

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department which may or may not be available in 2017-18 please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Teaching is via small group seminars where you will be encouraged to reflect upon and discuss your preparatory reading on each topic. When the opportunity arises seminars will be taken out of the classroom and artworks will be studied in situ. For the independent research project you work closely with your supervisor on a one to one basis to research and write on a topic related to your studies on the course.

Where possible assessment methods are tailored to the nature of the topic studied and will therefore vary according to your module choices. These are likely to include written assessments, slide tests, formal examinations, presentations and project work. The independent research project is a substantial piece of work the subject of which you will devise with guidance from your supervisor.

Graduate Destinations:

In the past three to four years, about 20% of our graduates have gone on to further study. Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Archivist, Gallery Interpreter, Marketing Co-ordinator, Front of House Manager, IT Trainer.

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Essential information


Full-time: 9 months

Part-time: 21 months

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

History of Art

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £7,770 per year
Overseas: £18,060 per year

Home/EU: £3,885 per year
Overseas: £9,030 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.