These placements have been set up to bridge the gap between academia and institutions operating in the heritage sector and provide unique opportunities to increase students’ practical understanding of museum work and what curating an exhibition entails.
As a result of our collaborative links with numerous local museums and galleries, we're proud to offer an exciting range of studentships and internships to our students.
Competitions are usually held in April or October, so check back for new and reopening opportunities when they appear.
Visit our York Art History Collaborations (YAHCs) website to find out more about our past MA placements.
We will be offering five partnership studentships. Each of these will be worth £1,000, and provide unique opportunities to increase students’ practical understanding of work in the museum and heritage sector (open to both International and UK students). Four studentship opportunities have already been confirmed with:
In addition, we will be offering up to three scholarships with the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars (see below).
Applications for all these opportunities will open on Monday 4 October and the deadline for applications will be 11am on Monday 18 October.
The Arts Scholars MA Award will provide three successful applicants with a partial fee waiver of £5,000 and potential mentoring opportunities.
Our closed opportunities may reopen again in the future.
The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, or MIMA, Partnership Studentship provides an opportunity to undertake a placement at the Institute. This studentship will be of particular interest to students on the Modern and Contemporary Art pathway.
The St Mary's Church Beverley Studentship has a value of £500, and an opportunity to undertake a placement with the church. This studentship will be of particular interest to students on the Medieval Art and Medievalisms Pathway.
The 2020/21 Temple Newsam Partnership Studentship has a value of £500 and an opportunity to undertake a virtual placement at the House.
Applications are invited from MA students to engage in one of several possible exciting digital research projects involving the collections and furnishings of three prestigious historic British houses: Castle Howard, Raby Castle and Temple Newsam.
The 2021/22 York Art Gallery Bursary with Internship will provide the successful applicant with a fee waiver, and an opportunity to undertake a placement at the gallery.
For information on applying, please see individual programmes pages and the university's central admissions pages.
For questions specific to the History of Art courses, please contact: