Taught course

History of Art (Architectural History and Theory)

Institution
University of York · Department of History of Art
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We welcome students who have previously studied History of Art, but also those from other backgrounds.

You should have, or be about to complete, a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

We will consider applications from mature students or applicants without formal academic qualifications if you have substantial related experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our course will change the way you think about architecture.

Architecture is fundamental to human survival and living in the world. You'll investigate the exact nature of our relationship with art and architecture, which is much disputed by architectural historians and theorists. At York we enable you to explore some of the most exciting, and cutting-edge, as well as traditional and accepted, of ideas and theories around art and architecture.

Our flexible degree programme is exceptional in its historical and geographical breadth and depth. You’ll read architecture critically, and think about architecture beyond the study of individual buildings. We encourage you to engage with architecture as metaphor, interiors, exteriors, materials and materiality, urbanism, patronage, and design process. You’ll explore the relationships between architecture and power, religion, gender and sexuality, education, and imperialism. You’ll be able to study modules that are jointly designed and taught in collaboration with the Tate.

We are one of the largest and liveliest History of Art departments in the UK, with one of the most wide-ranging groups of experts in architectural history and theory. We are recognised for the excellence of our research environment and research-led teaching.

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.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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