90 Best universities for Art History in the United Kingdom

Below is the list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Art History. A graph of 110K citations received by 22.9K academic papers made by 90 universities in the United Kingdom was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

1. University of Oxford

For Art History

#1 in Europe
#1 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

2. University of Cambridge

For Art History

#2 in Europe
#4 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209

3. University of Manchester

For Art History

#3 in Europe
#6 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

4. University College London

For Art History

#4 in Europe
#9 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

5. University of Bristol

For Art History

#5 in Europe
#19 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

6. University of Edinburgh

For Art History

#6 in Europe
#20 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

7. Durham University

For Art History

#7 in Europe
#24 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

8. King's College London

For Art History

#8 in Europe
#27 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

9. University of Glasgow

For Art History

#9 in Europe
#34 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

10. University of York

For Art History

#10 in Europe
#39 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

11. University of Warwick

For Art History

#12 in Europe
#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

12. Keele University

For Art History

#13 in Europe
#43 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

13. University of Leeds

For Art History

#14 in Europe
#45 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

14. University of Southampton

For Art History

#15 in Europe
#47 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

15. University of Birmingham

For Art History

#17 in Europe
#49 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

16. University of Nottingham

For Art History

#18 in Europe
#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

17. University of Exeter

For Art History

#19 in Europe
#55 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955

18. University of Sheffield

For Art History

#21 in Europe
#66 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

19. University of Liverpool

For Art History

#22 in Europe
#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

20. University of Sussex

For Art History

#23 in Europe
#69 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

21. University of Kent

For Art History

#25 in Europe
#72 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

22. University of London

For Art History

#26 in Europe
#74 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

23. Cardiff University

For Art History

#27 in Europe
#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

24. London School of Economics and Political Science

For Art History

#29 in Europe
#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

25. University of Leicester

For Art History

#30 in Europe
#86 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

26. Royal Holloway, University of London

For Art History

#31 in Europe
#88 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849

27. Queen Mary University of London

For Art History

#33 in Europe
#90 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

28. University of East Anglia

For Art History

#34 in Europe
#94 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

29. Loughborough University

For Art History

#35 in Europe
#97 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

30. University of Aberdeen

For Art History

#36 in Europe
#98 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

31. University of St Andrews

For Art History

#37 in Europe
#99 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

32. Lancaster University

For Art History

#41 in Europe
#111 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

34. University of Reading

For Art History

#43 in Europe
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

35. Birkbeck, University of London

For Art History

#45 in Europe
#123 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1823

36. Imperial College London

For Art History

#51 in Europe
#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

37. Northumbria University

For Art History

#52 in Europe
#153 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

38. Newcastle University

For Art History

#55 in Europe
#162 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

39. Oxford Brookes University

For Art History

#57 in Europe
#166 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1865

40. University of Stirling

For Art History

#60 in Europe
#175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

41. University of Strathclyde

For Art History

#61 in Europe
#178 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964

42. University of Essex

For Art History

#65 in Europe
#188 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

43. Manchester Metropolitan University

For Art History

#74 in Europe
#217 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

44. De Montfort University

For Art History

#76 in Europe
#226 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

45. Leeds Beckett University

For Art History

#79 in Europe
#232 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

46. Aberystwyth University

For Art History

#83 in Europe
#247 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1872

47. University of Huddersfield

For Art History

#85 in Europe
#254 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

48. Queen's University Belfast

For Art History

#86 in Europe
#259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

49. University of East London

For Art History

#87 in Europe
#262 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

50. University of the West of England

For Art History

#90 in Europe
#267 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

51. University of Dundee

For Art History

#92 in Europe
#271 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967

52. SOAS, University of London

For Art History

#93 in Europe
#273 in the World
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916

53. Swansea University

For Art History

#95 in Europe
#276 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1920

54. University of Hull

For Art History

#99 in Europe
#281 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954

55. University of Surrey

For Art History

#100 in Europe
#282 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

56. University of Bath

For Art History

#102 in Europe
#284 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

57. University of Central Lancashire

For Art History

#106 in Europe
#291 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

58. Ulster University

For Art History

#109 in Europe
#298 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1968

59. University of Sunderland

For Art History

#111 in Europe
#303 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

60. University of Salford

For Art History

#113 in Europe
#307 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967

61. Middlesex University

For Art History

#114 in Europe
#308 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1973

62. Brunel University London

For Art History

#118 in Europe
#321 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

63. Nottingham Trent University

For Art History

#121 in Europe
#326 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

64. Goldsmiths, University of London

For Art History

#125 in Europe
#345 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1904

65. University of Hertfordshire

For Art History

#127 in Europe
#348 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

66. University of Roehampton

For Art History

#131 in Europe
#359 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2004

67. Sheffield Hallam University

For Art History

#134 in Europe
#376 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

68. University of Bradford

For Art History

#136 in Europe
#378 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1966

69. Kingston University

For Art History

#140 in Europe
#385 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

70. University of Wales

For Art History

#145 in Europe
#402 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1893

71. University of Westminster

For Art History

#146 in Europe
#404 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

72. University of Northampton

For Art History

#147 in Europe
#405 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

73. Liverpool John Moores University

For Art History

#149 in Europe
#413 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

74. Anglia Ruskin University

For Art History

#151 in Europe
#415 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1858

75. University of Brighton

For Art History

#156 in Europe
#421 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

76. University of Portsmouth

For Art History

#159 in Europe
#429 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

77. Bournemouth University

For Art History

#167 in Europe
#443 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

78. Bath Spa University

For Art History

#172 in Europe
#465 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
6,863
Founded
1975

79. University of Plymouth

For Art History

#178 in Europe
#479 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

80. London South Bank University

For Art History

#181 in Europe
#484 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

81. Bangor University

For Art History

#184 in Europe
#497 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

82. University of the Arts London

For Art History

#192 in Europe
#508 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1986

83. Staffordshire University

For Art History

#207 in Europe
#546 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

84. University of Wolverhampton

For Art History

#228 in Europe
#604 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

85. City, University of London

For Art History

#231 in Europe
#608 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1966

86. University of Derby

For Art History

#235 in Europe
#621 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1992

87. Birmingham City University

For Art History

#238 in Europe
#627 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

88. University of Lincoln

For Art History

#242 in Europe
#634 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

89. University of Greenwich

For Art History

#243 in Europe
#638 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1890

90. University of Winchester

For Art History

#244 in Europe
#644 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2005

The best cities to study Art History in the United Kingdom based on the number of universities and their ranks are Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, and London.