Interested in 2022 entry?

Explore our online prospectus for information about joining us next September.

Find out more – undergraduate prospectus 2022

Undergraduate courses for entry in 2021

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  • Enhance your employability with placements/volunteering opportunities at our award-winning art gallery, the Whitworth

  • Funded study trips in the UK and to overseas destinations, such as Paris, Berlin and Rome

  • Two students per year gain summer internships at the world-famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Why study Art History at Manchester?

Study in a city that’s globally renowned for its arts and culture and home to major galleries including the Whitworth, Lowry and Manchester Art Gallery, as well as the Manchester International Festival and HOME (the largest
combined arts centre outside London).

We offer a wide range of options, from the Middle Ages to contemporary and non-Western art, including the history of photography and film. 

You’ll explore different periods and cultures and gain access to the collections of our award-winning cultural institutions. You’ll benefit from our expertise in medieval art, Renaissance studies, Romanticism, modern and contemporary art, as well as architectural history and museum studies.