36 months
3040 GBP/year
3040 GBP/year
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Throughout the English Building History course from University of York you'll broaden your expertise of key historic buildings and the wider environment, from c.1000 to 1950, and focus on significant periods: Medieval and Early Modern, the Neo-Classical Tradition and Victorian, all the way to more modern architecture.

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Delve into the history of English architecture, explore a range of building styles, from vernacular dwellings to the Country House, and learn how they were shaped and developed by the societies surrounding them.

You will learn how to recognise archetypal styles of buildings and how these were shaped by technological, social, economic, geographic and cultural forces. You will also learn different methods of investigation and the relevance of specific buildings today, drawing on examples from across the country. 

Careers and skills

This English Building History course from University of York offers a solid grounding that could be critical to a variety of positions within the archaeology, art and heritage sectors and beyond. It also provides sound knowledge for further doctoral research, and may serve as valuable CPD for numerous professional qualifications related to English Building History to support career promotion. 

Career opportunities

Our graduates work in a variety of sectors including:

  • History
  • Architecture
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Museums sector
  • Government
  • Land management
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Archives
  • Higher education
  • Archaeology
  • Local government planning
  • Chartered surveying and estate/land management
  • Civil service
  • Law
  • Accountancy and financial services
  • Police

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Introduction to the Historic Built Environment
  • The Medieval Era 
  • The Early Modern Period
  • The Neo-Classical Tradition 
  • The 'Modern' Movement 
  • Approaches to Historic Buildings Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 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.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically, you'll be a graduate in a related subject area. We favourably consider students with a BA/BSc award in any subject and evidence of recent higher education level of study in this area.

Tuition Fee

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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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