Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

History of Art and Architecture

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
10680 GBP/year
5880 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The History of Art and Architecture course at Birkbeck, University of London  is an intensive full-time conversion programme designed for international students with a first degree in another subject who wish to pursue a Master's degree in the history of art or architecture.

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On this course, you will gain the chance to work closely with internationally recognised experts who are defining the field conducting groundbreaking research in periods from medieval to contemporary and focusing on painting, sculpture, print culture, architecture, photography, digital art and museology. Our History of Art and Architecture Graduate Diploma is also enriched by museum and site visits, visiting speakers and screenings. 


Graduates of the History of Art and Architecture course at Birkbeck, University of London  can pursue careers in the creative arts, media and education. Possible professions include museum/gallery curator, arts administrator, or advertising account executive. This degree may also be useful in becoming a community arts worker, multimedia specialist, or higher education lecturer.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History of Art and Architecture: Skills and Approaches
  • Art and Scandal in the Modern Period
  • Art and the Sacred in the Middle Ages
  • Art as Critique: Caricature, Modernity and the Avant-Garde
  • Art History: A Survey
  • Art of the British Empire

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you enough time to complete the admissions process


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

  • If you do not already hold a first degree, but believe that you are a suitable candidate for the Graduate Diploma through other experience and educational achievements, please contact the admissions tutor.
  • Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10680 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5880 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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