Based in Norman Foster's world-famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the UEA campus, Art History and World Art Studies offers a unique and exceptional working environment for Undergraduate and Postgraduate study.
Our students work in unrivalled proximity to major, internationally-renowned works of art, by artists such as Francis Bacon, Edgar Degas, Jacob Epstein, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
Particularly renowned for our broad approach to art, our work encompasses ancient, medieval, Renaissance, modern and contemporary European art, American art, African art, Asian art and Pacific art. Our staff, students and researchers are interested in the history of art, as well as archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage, and museum studies.
Our students are able to study a wider range of artistic cultures, periods and forms than in any other art history department in the UK.
The 2019 Guardian University League Table ranked UEA 8th in the UK for History of Art.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), UEA was ranked third in the UK for its research impact in Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis), with 79 per cent rated as 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).