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MA modules: pathway degrees 

We offer specialized taught MA degrees in the following areas. These are designated, for example, as ‘MA in History of Art (Architectural History and Theory)’:

  • Architectural History and Theory [A]
  • British Art [B]
  • Medieval Art and Medievalisms [M]
  • Modern and Contemporary [MC]

To gain a pathway degree, you must take two out of your four taught modules in the relevant specialism and write your dissertation on a related topic.

The following is a provisional list of the modules the department is hoping to offer in 2020-21, showing how they relate to these specialisms. Please note that this list may still be subject to change.

Module TitleABMMC
Autumn 2020





Art and Imagery in York Minster


Art & Raj: Visual Culture and British Imperialism in India 1780-1900  


Ceramic Arts of the Islamic World


Interpreting Northern Renaissance Art 


Fashion: theories, materials and images 1540-1940




JMW Turner




Monument, Object, Fetish, Artefact: Contesting 'Modern' Sculpture




The History of Art History in Britain




Spring 2021





'Painting on Light': Stained Glass in the Medieval Tradition



Mapping the World, 1100-1300




Scrolls and Serpents: The Arts of the Early Insular World



All That Glitters: Adornment and the Precious across Body, Dress, Architecture



Sir Christopher Wren



The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites



Home, Habitat and Community in Modern Italian Art



Topics and Methods in Contemporary Art





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