Taught course

Islamic Arts and Cultures

University of York · Department of History of Art

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Through a range of interdisciplinary approaches, this programme will provide you with the skills to pursue further study of a wide range of aspects relating to the art and culture of the Islamic world, from the seventh century to today.

A basic grounding in Arabic will be accompanied by a core interdisciplinary module that will present the wide range of approaches that can be taken to the vast area and chronological scope of the field.
You will be taught by leading figures in the field, and have access to both the library resources and a large global network of partner institutions with large collections of Islamic art. The programme will give you a broad understanding of the material culture of the Islamic world from a wide range of times, places, and methodological perspectives.

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 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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