Taught course

Art History

The University of Manchester · Art History and Visual Studies

Entry requirements

Usually an undergraduate degree or equivalent, having obtained at least a 2:1 or above. Applications will be considered from people, especially mature students, who may not have this formal qualification but who demonstrate sustained interest in the subject of Art History, and who demonstrate genuine academic and intellectual capacity and promise.

Months of entry


Course content

Art History & Visual Studies is one of Manchester's best established disciplines. Its impressive range and diversity of expertise reflects a history that has witnessed the development of studies ranging in period from antiquity to the present day, and in region from Britain, Western Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North and South America and the Muslim world. Our long history explains our rich and extensive ties to visual arts institutions, local, national and international. Life, and not just academic life, is interdisciplinary: AH&VS at Manchester embodies this ethos.

Information for international students

For those whose first language is not english, IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600 (250 in the Computer TOEFL) is required.

Fees and funding

AHRC and Internal Bursaries. For those students wishing to make an AHRC application, applications must be received by 1st March.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322