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Open University BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities (Art History)
Open University

BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities (Art History)

Online United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 21,816 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


This degree gives you the freedom to combine the study of different subject areas in the arts and humanities. You will develop a specialism in art history, exploring art and visual culture across different periods and places. You can combine this with a second specialism or choose to develop broader interests in classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, and religious studies.

You will also discover how knowledge is created and shared in the arts and humanities, stretch your imagination and develop your own creative and critical responses. By studying this degree, you will become an independent learner and a member of a diverse and vibrant student community.

Key features

  • Specialise in art history within broad and flexible arts and humanities degree
  • Develop a range of skills that will be valuable in the workplace and further study
  • Have the opportunity to write an extended essay drawing on independent study
  • Select a second specialism to complement and enhance your study of art history


Our qualifications are as accessible as possible, and we have a comprehensive range of support services. Our BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities uses a variety of study materials and includes the following elements:

  • Online study – most modules are online; some have a mix of printed and online material. Online learning resources could include websites, audio/video, and interactive activities
  • Feedback – continuous assessment includes feedback from your tutor and using this to improve your performance
  • Using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Accessing online catalogues and databases
  • Specialist material, such as works of art and musical manuscripts
  • Specialist software, such as Sibelius (a music writing package)
  • Online tutorials

How long it takes

  • Part-time study - 6 years
  • Full-time study - 3-4 years
  • Time limit - 16 years

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