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About

The flexible History of Art (Architectural History and Theory) course from University of York will change the way you think about architecture. 

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Overview

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.

Career opportunities

  • Museums, galleries and auction houses
  • Cultural management
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Architectural design, planning, and urban design
  • Environmental work
  • Journalism and media
  • Teaching
  • Academia
  • Education
  • Art administration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time 

  • UK: £4,220
  • International/EU: £9,350

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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