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Partnership studentships and internships

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, or scroll down to see the opportunities we offered in the 2021/22 academic year.

Opportunities coming soon

We’re in discussion with new and existing Partners about opportunities for the 2022/23 academic year. We are planning to offer up to three studentship opportunities in the museum and heritage sector, funded with £1,000 each. More details will be published here soon!

Current opportunities

York Minster Studentship

This studentship will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to undertake a placement with York Minster, one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. The project will involve research into the memorialisation in York Minster of women who died in the First and Second World Wars.

  • Funding: £1000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 17 October 2022, 11am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Closed opportunities

Our closed opportunities may reopen again in the future.

St Mary's Church Beverley Studentship

The St Mary's Church Beverley Studentship has a value of £1000, 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.

  • Funding: £1000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 18 October 2021, 11am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Temple Newsam Partnership Studentship

This studentship has a value of £1000, and will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to undertake a placement with Temple Newsam, one of the finest historic houses in Yorkshire

  • Funding: £1000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 18 October 2021, 11pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Hepworth Wakefield Studentship

The Hepworth Wakefield Partnership Studentship will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to undertake a placement at the gallery. This studentship has a value of £1000 and will be of particular interest to students on the Modern and Contemporary Art pathway.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 18 October 2021, 11am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Partnership Studentship

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, or MIMA, Partnership Studentship provides an opportunity to undertake a placement at the Institute. This studentship has a value of £1000 and will be of particular interest to students on the Modern and Contemporary Art pathway.

  • Funding: £1000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 25 October 2021, 11am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

British & Irish Furniture Makers Online and Furniture History Society digital research project

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 Mottisfont Abbey.

  • Funding: £450
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 4 March 2022, 11.59pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

York Art Gallery Bursary with Internship

The 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.

  • Funding: £9,290
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 30 May 2022, 11am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

Admissions enquiries

Postgraduate

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:

histart-pg-admission​s
@york.ac.uk
01904 322978

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