Our new range of liberal studies degrees provides a true US-style liberal arts education, a first in the UK. In your foundation year you undertake a general education programme which provides a comprehensive foundation for your degree studies. From the first year of your degree, you choose a ‘major’ subject area whilst taking a range of ‘electives’ to tailor your degree to match your passions and interests. Every module in our liberal studies programme has been specifically designed for the degree, delivering you a broad-based education which engages you in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. Liberal arts graduates are well-prepared to make the most of opportunities in a fast-moving global economy.
The Art History programme explores the production and reception of images and objects across time and space. It combines formal image or object analysis with research into why, when, where and for whom the image or object was produced. Images and objects from across the world are explored in parallel.
While in the past, art history focused on drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture, this programme equally engages with wider interdisciplinary contexts in which works are produced, such as social, cultural, political and economic factors.
Your studies will include studio experience, fundamental to a full understanding of the creative process. The majority of classes take place in museums, galleries, auction houses and private and corporate collections, in and around London and you will benefit from a range of visiting speakers who are experts in the field.
This is a four-year, full time programme.
Degree Level Modules
In addition to studying in London, you will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting term spent studying abroad. This provides you with a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics offered by other institutions and gain international experience. This term takes place in Year 2 and replaces the second term of your Regent's degree. For more information see the study abroad section.
Please note that an optional study period abroad always take place during degree level studies and is not included in your foundation year.
You will be taught by art historians with expertise in both historical and contemporary works of art. Faculty members are research active, regularly publishing in national and international publications, curating exhibitions and giving lectures in the public domain.
Due to the wide range of art spaces available in London, many of the classes are conducted outside of the classroom to give you the opportunity to study images and objects first-hand.
Class sizes are small in order to benefit from a greater interaction with faculty and visiting experts in the field.
You will be assessed through a mix of presentations, written work (including journals and essays), tests and exams.
Students with disabilities
Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
Graduates of art history are likely to seek careers in museums, galleries and auction houses. You will be able to build on the foundation offered by this degree to work in collections or conservation, whether of images, objects or architectural environments such as heritage sites.
Many art history majors go on to develop careers in the wider visual fields of fashion, television, film or advertising.
For entry to the programme, we require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English.
All applicants must have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.
Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:
If you have already successfully completed A Levels, or a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate; or, an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto your chosen degree programme.
For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.
Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
On-campus diagnostic test
If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test.
This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme start dates
How to apply
For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.
Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:
Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UKVI website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
Transfer of credits
Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.
If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.
If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.
Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.
Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)
Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.
Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17
Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.
Future Finance loans
Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London