The past, and the visual art it has bequeathed to us, continues to fascinate. This is richly evident in media productions, the thriving heritage sector, and record visitor numbers to galleries and museums. This wide-ranging BA in History of Art and History will take you from the ancient world through to the present day. You will explore social, cultural, intellectual and political histories, and develop your understanding of visual culture within those contexts. You will acquire the analytical skills and critical approaches that enable you to investigate both texts and images for yourself, and to develop your competence in visual perception and historical interpretation. If you have any questions about the programme please contact our Admissions Tutor, Dr Dorigen Caldwell. The Department of History of Art typically has some bursary funding available from its annual application to the Royal Female School of Art Foundation, which supports undergraduate students who are experiencing short-term financial hardship. Bursaries are available through the Murray Bequest to help students fund their place on the annual History of Art study trip abroad (this has been to Rome, Paris and Berlin in recent years) during the Easter break.