Good first degree or equivalent. If you do not already hold a first degree, but believe that you are a suitable candidate for the Graduate Certificate through other experience and educational achievements, please contact the admissions tutor.
Months of entry
This intensive 1-year programme offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the history of art and architecture. You will learn to critically analyse and interpret art objects and buildings, and will engage with the concepts, values and debates that inform the study and practice of the history of art.
If you want to study history of art, or a similar course, at Master's level (either at Birkbeck or elsewhere) but have a first degree in another subject, then this programme can be used as a conversion course. You will acquire and develop skills and knowledge of the discipline up to final-year undergraduate level.
If you are not intending to progress to an MA, the programme will allow you to continue your exploration of the history of art and architecture at a higher level.
We offer taster events and information evenings for prospective students interested in our history of art programmes throughout the year.
As well as regular museum and gallery visits, the department offers an exciting study trip every spring.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of History of Art
- + 44 (0)20 3073 8369