British art making has been at the heart of a wide range of worldwide networks and dialogues, from the material culture of Anglo-Saxon Britain through the painting and sculpture of eighteenth-century and Victorian Britain, to British Modernism and Britart.
Investigate notions of national, imperial, cosmopolitan and global visual and material cultures; engage with debates about British and European cultural identity and study a variety of works from painting, sculpture and architecture, through to graphic art, design and craft.
We are one of the largest History of Art departments in the UK. We have developed successful partnerships with museums, galleries and country houses which will enrich your studies and may offer you placement opportunities and privileged access to collections.
Careers and skills
We offer amazing partnerships and placements with numerous museums and galleries that will help you in your future career. You'll have the opportunity to engage first hand with some of the most exciting collections of British art in the country. We work with the National Gallery, Tate, the V&A, and York Museums Trust. We have excellent relationships with regional museums, galleries and country houses— including the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Castle Howard, the Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and the Henry Moore Institute.
Our collaborations will support your learning and research through modules jointly designed with the partnership institution, and with opportunities for exclusive partnership studentships, work experience and privileged access to collections. The History of Art (British Art) programme from University of York prepares you for higher research degrees and a range of possible careers. Read about some of our alumni and where their degree has taken them.
- Museums, galleries and auction houses
- Cultural management
- Heritage and conservation
- Journalism and media
- Art administration
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- British Art: 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.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.