We live in a world dominated by visual imagery. From historic paintings, sculptures, prints and architecture to modern day photography, film and installations – visual culture now impacts almost all of everyday life on a global scale. At the University of Exeter, we believe the best way to understand the present society we live in is to examine the past to uncover the changes in civilisation, conflict, culture, religion, politics and science that led us to where we are today. A combined degree of Art History & Culture and Modern languages brings together a progressive, emerging field of study with a subject area that has the power to connect the inter-related worlds of art and foreign culture.
For Art History & Culture, Exeter ranked top 10 in The Complete University Guide 2019. This course teaches you how to interpret works of art, architecture, design, images, objects and practices to uncover the role and significance of visual culture movements that changed the world. Explore revolutionary France, Victorian visions, New York’s Avant-garde and iconic representations of the face throughout history up to the present day. Over a three-year period, you will engage in lively debate, collaborative team working, independent research and immerse yourself with visits to museums and art galleries, including an opportunity to spend an intensive one-week study trip in one of Europe’s famous continental cities.
The University of Exeter is one of the leading and most respected centres for Modern Languages and came 4th in a recent national survey for overall satisfaction. You can choose from seven major languages; Chinese (Mandarin), French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese, all ranked in the top 10 in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and The Complete University Guide 2019. Over four years, you will learn to read, speak and write to a high level, whilst immersing yourself in another country’s culture. Choose to focus on developing your practical language skills or explore the society in which a language is spoken from history politics, philosophy, literature and cinema, In the third year, you have the opportunity to spend a full academic year abroad on work placement, studying at one of our renowned partner universities or working as a language assistant. This will boost your skills and confidence and make you even more desirable to prospective employers.
As a student at one of the top universities in the world you will gain access to an internationally recognised fine art, heritage and film collection. We have one of Britain’s largest public collections of books, prints and artefacts, the unique Bill Douglas Cinema Museum on campus and the award winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum in the centre of Exeter. This degree course is designed to equip you with a broad range of transferrable skills, with specialist and professional experience that will lead not only to humanities jobs, but a diverse range of careers across multiple industries. Graduating as a trained linguist you will also open doors to fields such as finance, translation, law, journalism, marketing and communications, business, the Civil Service and education.