Research course

History of Art

University of York · Department of History of Art

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good 2.1 or 1st-class undergraduate degree, or equivalent; applicants for the PhD should also have or be currently completing an MA degree, and we normally require an MA dissertation mark, where one is awarded, of at least 65 or equivalent (where 50 is a bare pass and 70 or above is a distinction).

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The PhD requires a dissertation of not more than 90,000 words, to be submitted by full-time students after a period of three years' study, by part-time students after six years of study.

PhD students are initially enrolled provisionally, and confirmation of PhD enrolment will be considered by the Thesis Advisory Panel within eighteen months (for full-time students) or within three years (for part-time students).

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see our website for further information.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information on: Postgraduate fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322978