Student profiles

Do you want to pursue a masters degree and obtain a doctorate in art history? Or work in the museum and heritage sector? Whatever your goals, we’ll help you achieve them.

75 per cent of our art history graduates are working or undertaking further study after six months. It shows the value of our well-rounded, practical course, combining quality teaching with invaluable opportunities to work with local art institutions.
[Source: unistats]

Read what some of our students have to say and see what's possible.

Graduate insight - Kiera Gould, BA (Hons) Art History

It was my Art History course at Plymouth which got me thinking critically about museums and galleries. The staff helped me so much and after that I secured funding for an MA at Leicester University. I’m now working in my dream role as a trainee curator.

Kiera went on to do an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies and has held trainee curatorships at the British Museum and Manchester Museum.

Graduate insight - Lawrence Hendra, BA (Hons) Art History

Studying at Plymouth opened my eyes to a range of subject areas and, on a daily basis, I find myself using knowledge learnt from Plymouth to make informed judgements and decisions.

Lawrence is Associate Director at the art dealers Philip Mould & Company in London, specialising in British and Old Master paintings.

Find out how Lawrence also became the youngest expert to join the BBC Antiques Roadshow

Grace Flitter, BA (Hons) Art History

I was very excited to come to such a wonderful city to study. The Art History program covers a wide range of art topics from the Italian renaissance to art theories of the 20th century, and the tutors are always happy to help.