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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 2021





  Art and Imagery in York Minster


  Medieval Islamic Architecture on the Frontiers: Synthesis, Innovation & Change



  Scrolls & Serpents: The Arts of the Early Insular World




The Domestic Interior in Italy c.1400-1550

  Peter Paul Rubens: Painting for Peace in an Age of War


  JMW Turner




  Home, Habitat and Community in Modern Italian Art




  The History of Art History in Britain




  British Post-War Architecture: Anglo-Scandos, Brutalists and “Trad Dads”



  Spring 2022





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




Ceramic Arts of the Islamic World: A Framework for Study



  England, Europe, Elsewhere: The Art and Architecture of Medieval England & its International Context



The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites



  Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images (1540-1940)




  Bauhaus Worlds



  Topics and Methods in Contemporary Art



  Art, Mass Media and Communication, 1945-1991      

  Encountering Modernism




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