Undergraduate Diploma in History of Art

  • [For students starting before MT 2017: 

  • 1.Course

    • (a) The course shall consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes on the subject of the History of Art. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, may be taken over a period of a minimum of two, and no more than five years.

    • (b) The subjects of the course will be taught in four one-year modules of which candidates must offer two. Two modules will be available each year. Modules currently available are:

      • Module 1: The Late Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance

      • Module 2: The High Renaissance and Baroque

      • Module 3: Revolution to Modernity: 1848-1914

      • Module 4: Modern Art and Contemporary Visual Culture

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following for each of the two modules to be offered:

    • (a) Attendance at the theoretical courses; students must attend a minimum of 75 per cent of the equivalent of 30 two-hour sessions;

    • (b) Attendance at five Saturday Study Days;

    • (c)

      • i) Two essays, each of which shall not exceed 3,000 words in length;

      • ii) A research project consisting of no more than 8,000 words in length each, based on a subject of the candidate’s choice relating to the course material and agreed with the Course Director;

      • iii) A written three-hour examination paper.

    • The essays under (c)i) and the project under (c)ii) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

  • 4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

  • 5. Candidates must achieve a pass mark (40 per cent) in each element of assessment in each module: the two essays under 2(c)i) taken together; the research project under 2(c)ii) and the examination under 2(c)iii). Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any element may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of that element on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]

  • [For students starting from MT 2017: 

  • 1. The course shall consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes on the subject of the History of Art. The course is available on a part-time basis only over a period of two years.

    2. The subjects of the course will be taught in four one-year modules of which candidates must offer two. Two modules will be available each year. Modules currently available are:

    • Module 1:    The Late Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance    

      Module 2:    The High Renaissance and Baroque

      Module 3:    Revolution to Modernity: 1848-1914

      Module 4:    Modern Art and Contemporary Visual Culture

  • 3.   Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following for each of the two modules to be offered:

    • a) Two assignments, each of which shall not exceed 3,000 words in length;

      b) A research project consisting of no more than 8,000 words in length each, based on a subject of the candidate’s choice relating to the course material and agreed with the Course Director;

      c) A presentation on a topic covered by the course.

  • The assignments under a) and the project under b) will be submitted to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates. The assignments shall be submitted via the approved online submission system. The research project shall be submitted in hard copy to the Examiners c/o the Registry Department for Continuing Education Rewley House Wellington Square Oxford. The presentation shall be delivered at such times and locations as are provided in the course handbook.

    4. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

    5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

    6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any element may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of that element on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]