Our Diploma is specifically designed for students whose background may not be in art history, but who wish to study the subject at postgraduate level. It provides an ideal bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study, and many of our Diploma students go on to our MA degree programme.
The structure of the Diploma is designed to move you towards an increasingly advanced level of study as you progress through the course. You will follow a broad range of historical and theoretical modules, beginning with options from our extensive menu of secondyear undergraduate courses. You will then have the opportunity to pursue a specialised area in more depth, choosing from options such as Colour and its Meaning, Mannerism, Visual Art and Poetry, and East meets West.
These specialised modules are taught in small groups and are directly informed by the research activities of members of staff. Your course culminates in a dissertation that enables you to further explore an area of personal academic interest.