In our contemporary society, with innovative technologies of visual research and communication, the ability to analyse images, art and architecture is more valuable than ever.
You’ll have the choice of a wide range of modules giving you the opportunity to study art by time period, to focus on a specific media, or to pursue a specific methodological perspective. This includes modules that are jointly designed and taught in collaboration with our partners, for example the Tate or the V&A.
The History of Art course programme from University of York caters for generalists with broad interests, and those who are coming to art history from another discipline, however you can also specialise at a later stage of your degree with your module and dissertation topic choice.
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. 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 course 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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- Research Skills in History of Art
- 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
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DisciplinesHistory Art History View 645 other Masters in 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
Other qualifications and experience
- We will consider applications from mature students or applicants without formal academic qualifications if you have substantial related experience. We may ask you for an interview in this instance.
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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.
Part-time (2 years)
- 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.