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.
Through 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.