History of Art and Film at Leicester

With courses designed to provide you with an insight into the analysis of art and film, The University of Leicester's History of Art and Film department has an outstanding record in both teaching and research.

Student in New Walk MuseumThrough our courses, we will train you to discover the world of images and make your living with what you have learned. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects in depth, ranging from Medieval Art and Architecture through to Hollywood cinema.

Discover the visual image in a whole new way and build a bright future.

Ranked in the Top Ten by the Times Higher Education in January 2015

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published in December 2014, over 70% of our overall research activity was classed as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Our ‘Research Environment’, which takes in success in research grant applications as well as supervisory support for PhD students, was ranked entirely in these two highest categories, as indeed was our ‘Research Impact’, which refers to our influence over the world beyond academia; in our case, that includes work on the organization of major international art exhibitions, the preservation of important historical monuments, and the pioneering development and application of cutting-edge scanning technologies. Based on these and other criteria, including the fact that all of our staff are research active and were submitted to the REF, the Times Higher Education rankings rated us at number 8 out of 84 UK departments.

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Department of the History of Art and Film,
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Telephone: 0116 252 2620
E-mail: histartfilm@le.ac.uk

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The Department of History of Art and Film seeks expressions of interest from prospective research students in the 2017 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The deadline for AHRC funding applications will be in January 2017 and your case will be strongly enhanced if you engage in discussion with us well in advance of the deadline. For information about the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Centre and for details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas please visit the consortium’s website, our own page or contact the PGR admissions team.

The Department of History of Art and Film has been ...

Ranked #4 overall in The Complete University Guide for 2017

Ranked #1 for ‘Graduate Prospects’

 The Department of History of Art and Film at Leicester is proud and delighted to have been ranked fourth in the 2017 ‘Complete University Guide’ league tables, just behind Cambridge, UCL and Oxford. These tables are calculated on a cross-section of ‘Student Satisfaction’, ‘Research Quality and Intensity’, ‘Graduate Prospects’, as well as other indicators. For Graduate Prospects, which reflects the number of students in arts-related graduate jobs or further study, the department was ranked above all others at number one.

See the Complete University Guide website for further details on how the leagues tables are compiled.

Find out more about studying on our History of Art  or Film Studies undergraduate courses or contact us for further information.

BA History of Art Scholarships

New for 2016 entry!

The Department of History of Art and Film is able to offer up to 10 Scholarships to students who successfully apply for, accept as their Firm choice and subsequently register on its 3-year Single Honours History of Art course

MA programme bursaries available

Lamport Hall

The Lamport Hall Preservation Trust Ltd annually offers two bursaries for students with a place on The Country House: Art, Literature and History MA programme. Deadline: 31st August 2016

Applicants for 2016-17 should contact Professor Phillip Lindley. The trust also offers one bursary for a DL Country House MA student. Deadline: 3rd February 2017