Architecture is fundamental to human survival and living in the world. You'll investigate the exact nature of our relationship with art and architecture, which has been much disputed by architectural historians and theorists.
The History of Art (Architectural History and Theory) from the University of York enables you to explore the most exciting and cutting-edge, as well as traditional and accepted, ideas and theories around art and architecture.
The flexible course has exceptional historical and geographical breadth and depth. You’ll learn to read architecture critically, and to think about it beyond the study of individual buildings. We encourage you to engage with architecture as metaphor, and with interiors, exteriors, materials and materiality, urbanism, patronage, and design process. You’ll explore the relationships between architecture and power, religion, gender and sexuality, education, and imperialism.
We are among the largest History of Art departments in the UK, with one of the widest-ranging groups of experts in architectural history and theory. We have developed successful partnerships with museums, galleries and country houses that will enrich your studies and may offer you placement opportunities and privileged access to collections.
- Museums, galleries and auction houses
- Cultural management
- Heritage and conservation
- Architectural design, planning, and urban design
- Environmental work
- Journalism and media
- Art administration
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- Architectural History and Theory: Research Skills and Methods (10 credits)
- Art and Imagery in York Minster
- The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites
- Critical Architecture: More Than Mere Containment
- Ceramic Arts of the Islamic World
- Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images (1540-1940)
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesArchitecture Art History View 225 other Masters in Art History in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent. We welcome students who have previously studied History of Art, but also those from other backgrounds.
- Applicants below 2:1 or equivalent will be considered on condition of an interview with the programme leader
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £4,220
- International/EU: £9,350
Living costs for York
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.