University of Bristol
History of Art and Italian BA (Hons)
University of Bristol

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Studying a combination of history of art and Italian offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and provides a valuable skill set that is ideally tailored to an increasingly globalised workplace.

Italian language and culture have had a lasting impact on Europe. Today, Italy's innovative contributions to design, technology and fashion make it a major global commercial force.

You will study a combination of language, art history and culture units, spending your third year abroad in an Italian-speaking country on a study or work placement. While abroad, you will refine your skills in your chosen language along with your cultural understanding.

Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching resulting in a vibrant learning environment for our students as staff respond in their teaching to new developments. All modern languages students have access to our state-of-the-art multimedia centre.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of History of Art and Italian, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

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Year 3

Year 4

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

Standard offer: ABB. Contextual offer: BBC. Please visit: for more information about contextual offers.

Standard Higher: AAABB.

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities, Education, or Literary Studies) with at least 21 credits at Distinction and 24 credits at Merit.

Advanced Higher: AB.

Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level. Please visit: for more information about contextual offers.

in a relevant subject.

Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.

European Baccalaureate offer: 80% overall.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

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Tuition Fees History of Art and Italian BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £20100 year 1
International £20100 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a traditional red brick research university located in Bristol, England. This university does not have a campus that it designates as its main campus, but instead has a group of buildings in the city centre which is referred to as the “University precinct”. With six different faculties and 29 distinct schools, there is sure to be something of interest for almost any student at Bristol.

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