History of Art and Film at Leicester

History of Art and Film at Leicester has an outstanding record in both teaching and research and our courses are specially designed to provide you with an expert insight into the analysis of art and film.


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.

History of Art and Film at Leicester is consistently ranked in the top 5 in prestigious league table rankings including the Good University Guide 2016, the Guardian League Table 2017 and the Complete University Guide 2017.

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 organisation of major international art exhibitions, the preservation of important historical monuments, and the pioneering development and application of cutting-edge scanning technologies.

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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 History of Art and Film at Leicester are seeking 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.

BA History of Art Scholarships

New for 2017 entry!

History of Art and Film at Leicester are pleased to offer three 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

History of Art and Film at Leicester has been...

Latest news from National Student Survey (NSS)  -  Students award the Department of History of Art and Film a score of 95% for overall satisfaction.

Ranked #4 overall in The Complete University Guide for 2017

Ranked #1 for ‘Graduate Prospects’

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, we are 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.

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. Applicants for 2017 should contact Professor Phillip Lindley. The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 August.