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Masters Taster Day

Join us on 13 March to get a taste of why so many people love living and learning at the University of York. 

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Postgraduate study

Study in a department that offers world-leading expertise in the visual arts, architecture and art theory.

Many of our staff are international curators and our professional partners include the V&A, Tate and National Gallery.

We offer a range of generous scholarships and studentships.


Discover ten 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 clusters
  5. Affiliation to interdisciplinary centres for postgraduate study 
  6. Teaching by distinguished visiting scholars
  7. Exciting studentships which increase students' practical understanding of work in the museum and heritage sector
  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

Interdisciplinary courses

Our academics also contribute to the teaching of four interdisciplinary MA programmes:


A wide range of funding opportunities includes AHRC-funded studentships offered via the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, department studentships, overseas scholarships, travel fellowships, and funding for students with specific research interests.