Art History and Curating (BA (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Art History and Curating at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £500

How are these costs calculated?

Students often choose to buy their own laptop in their first year. However there are computer facilities on campus. £200-£800

Placement Costs

Optional Estimate: 1,140

How are these costs calculated?

Educational visits to European centres during each year. These are optional and if related to a unit of study, local alternative are identified.

Professional Costs

There are no additional professional membership fees required for full qualification.

Other Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £150

Optional Estimate: £300

How are these costs calculated?

Books and digitised readings are available from the library. However you will be required to purchase a small number of core books. There will also be some costs associated with printing (core and optional). Materials (core and optional) relating to the practice of curating and the staging exhibitions.


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Art

The contemporary world of galleries and art museums involves a strong link between art history and curating. Art historians work with galleries and museums, while curators use their knowledge of art history to organise exhibitions. This course combines the study of art between 1800 and the present day with the study of curatorial practices during the same period, together with the essential practical skills and critical perspectives necessary to the contemporary curator.

The programme addresses a diverse range of artists, movements, exhibitions and display spaces as well as theoretical approaches to art history and curating. You will be encouraged to engage in independent research and professional development using the many galleries of Manchester and the North West. The staff team delivering the course has expertise and research interests in curatorship and art history in the modern and contemporary periods.

Find out more about this course, including staff profiles and read the course blog at

Your career prospects after the course

This course is appropriate for careers in a range of cultural roles e.g.

gallery/museum curator, archivist, art historian, arts manager, cultural event organiser, art writer/journalist, as well as being appropriate for postgraduate study.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


Minimum 112 - 120 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points


IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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