Programme structure

The bachelor programme in History of Art and Archaeology : General totals 180 credits over 3 years (3 x 60 credits). It consists of a basic major syllabus of 150 credits and a minor syllabus of 30 credits (2 x 15 credits), over years 2 and 3.

Three pivotal courses make up the 150 credits of the major orientation of the bachelor syllabus:
(1) introduction to the human sciences (historical criticism, arts and civilisations, European literature, analysis and practice of academic discourse, ancient and modern languages, philosophy, logic and argumentation, religious sciences);
(2) introduction to the different epochs and geographical regions of the artistic period, archaeological sites and the history of music, especially in Western Europe;
(3) methodological and disciplinary training (technology, aesthetics, auxiliary sciences, graphics documentation, museology, iconology).

The first year of undergraduate studies starts with a term of general foundation courses common to all of the faculty's Bachelor's programmes. Students will be introduced to history, art history, literature and the art of academic discourse, providing them with a solid grounding.

They will also receive discipline-specific courses from the first term of Year 1. These will become their core courses in the second term of Year 1.

From Year 2, students continue their studies in their major subject and are also invited to choose a 30-credit minor with a view to broadening their intellectual and professional horizons. This minor can be selected from another faculty discipline or from another UCL faculty, subject to certain admission requirements set by the programme managers.