Postgraduate Study in History of Art

Why study at York?

The History of Art department is one of the world's foremost departments for postgraduate study and research, with wide-ranging and internationally renowned expertise in western art and architecture from the early medieval to the contemporary periods.

Our postgraduate students, who join us from across the UK and around the world, come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds. Within a supportive and stimulating environment, they benefit from:

10 reasons to study at York

  1. World-leading teaching and research
  2. A highly innovative and flexible MA degree programme
  3. A large and dynamic postgraduate community, including a dedicated social committee
  4. Specialist departmental research schools
  5. Affiliation to interdisciplinary centres for postgraduate study 
  6. Teaching by distinguished visiting scholars
  7. An exciting partnership with Tate, which contributes directly to our MA programme
  8. Close links with other national and international galleries, and museums
  9. Affiliation to a vibrant Humanities Research Centre
  10. A wealth of research resources in and around York, a beautiful, historic ciy with excellent transport links to national resources

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