Study in a department that boasts a world-class art institution, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA), right here on campus. This exciting four-year degree allows you to spend your third year studying at a top university abroad. If you understand the importance of the visual arts, and art historical work, to human society and want to engage with artistic and cultural heritage on another continent, this course is right for you. You might wish to use your passion for art to start a career in museums and galleries, in journalism, conservation or arts administration. Or you might be thinking of putting your strong academic abilities and experience of life in another culture to use in teaching, business, the commercial art world or law. Our exceptionally wide range of staff research specialisms ensures that our modules always address the most up-to-date art historical issues and approaches. Our relationship with the SCVA means you’ll also have many opportunities to study works of art and artefacts in person. Through close reading, discussions and object handling, you’ll learn to challenge assumptions and preconceptions about different kinds of art. We encourage critical thought, analysis and debate through lectures and group seminars. In addition, writing a dissertation is a chance to focus in on a specialist subject area and to develop as an independent scholar, and you’ll be supported throughout by a member of the faculty. You’ll cement your skills of academic enquiry, research and writing – abilities you will take with you into your chosen career, or to postgraduate study. Our degree is known for offering an especially broad range of study. In every module, you’ll be encouraged to think about art as a transcultural and trans-historical phenomenon, connecting different periods and places. You’ll become familiar with the essential topics of museum and gallery studies, ideas around the function of the art object, and the production of art in the contemporary world, and have the chance to cover related disciplines. Through our extensive range of modules, you can discover what inspires and stimulates you. During your third year abroad you’ll take modules offered by your host university. That means you’ll receive an unusually wide-ranging and flexible art historical education.