University of East Anglia History of Art

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University of East Anglia History of Art

University of East Anglia History of Art

Art History and World Art Studies

An outstanding art history department, specialising in visual arts from around the globe An outstanding art history department, specialising in visual arts from around the globe

Based in Norman Foster’s world-famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the UEA campus, Art History and World Art Studies offers a unique and exceptional working environment for Undergraduate and Postgraduate study.

Our students work in unrivalled proximity to major, internationally-renowned works of art, by artists such as Francis Bacon, Edgar Degas, Jacob Epstein, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.

Particularly renowned for our broad approach to art, our work encompasses ancient, medieval, Renaissance, modern and contemporary European art, American art, African art, Asian art and Pacific art. Our staff, students and researchers are interested in the history of art, as well as archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage, and museum studies.

Our students are able to study a wider range of artistic cultures, periods and forms than in any other art history department in the UK.

We are ranked top 10 in the UK for History of Art, Architecture and Design (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and Complete University Guide 2017). We also ranked fifth overall with 98 per cent teaching satisfaction, according to 2017 Guardian University Guide.

79 per cent of research in Art History and World Art Studies was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. Additionally, the impact of our research was rated the second highest in the UK for Art History in the Times Higher Education REF2014 rankings.

Undergraduate Degrees

Why choose Art History and World Art Studies at UEA? Why choose Art History and World Art Studies at UEA?

What we can offer you

  • Study in the world-famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, celebrated by the Times Good University Guide as: “Perhaps the greatest resource of this type on any British campus”.
  • Small teaching groups, a supportive a friendly learning environment and access to exceptional resources contribute to an amazing student experience.
  • With career development integrated into our courses, our graduates have gone on to high profile posts in prestigious art institutions around the world.

Foundation Courses Foundation Courses

Postgraduate Taught Degrees