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Entry 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.

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In contemporary society, with innovative technologies for visual research and communication, the ability to analyse images, art and architecture is more valuable than ever.

Our flexible course has exceptional historical and geographical breadth and depth, encompassing architecture, art objects and their related visual practices from the antique to the contemporary.

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 medium, or to pursue a specific methodological perspective.

The course caters for generalists with broad interests, and those who are coming to art history from another discipline. You can also specialise at a later stage in your degree, with your 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 that will enrich your studies and may offer you placement opportunities and privileged access to collections.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,290 (F/T)
International students
£19,950 (F/T)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
histart-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 322978