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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Law, History of Art, or a closely related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM Art Law is a unique collaborative and cross-disciplinary programme which will provide you with a deep understanding of the complex legal, artistic, social and ethical problems raised by the global art trade, estimated to be worth over $45 billion in 2017.

Exceptionally, the programme is co-taught by academic specialists from both the research-active Department of History of Art and York Law School, providing you with a unique integrated and cross-disciplinary learning environment. This LLM uses a variety of innovative teaching methods including ‘Problem Based Learning’ which will provide you with opportunities to work collaboratively and individually.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability:

  • IELTS: 7:0, with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing and no less than 6.5 in all other components
  • PTE Academic: 67, with a minimum of 67 in Writing and no less than 61 in all other components
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 185, minimum of 185 in writing and 176 in all other components
  • TOEFL: 96 with a minimum of 24 in Writing and no less than 23 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the postgraduate funding webpages:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation80 (12,000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Emma Waring
+44 (0)1904 325823