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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.

Opportunities coming soon

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: 

  • The Hepworth Wakefield, recipient of the Art Fund Museum of the Year
  • Temple Newsam, one of the finest historic houses in Yorkshire
  • St Mary’s Beverley, an exceptional parish church founded 900 years ago 
  • The Minster, one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. The project will conduct research into an aspect of the sculptures and monuments in York Minster.

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.

Arts Scholars MA Awards from WCAS studentship

The Arts Scholars MA Award will provide three successful applicants with a partial fee waiver of £5,000 and potential mentoring opportunities.

  • Funding: £5,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 18 October 2021, 11am BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Three

Closed opportunities

Our closed opportunities may reopen again in the future.

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 will be of particular interest to students on the Modern and Contemporary Art pathway.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Application deadline: Monday 19 October 2020, 11am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

St Mary's Church Beverley Studentship

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.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Application deadline: Monday 19 October 2020, 11am BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Temple Newsam Partnership Studentship

The 2020/21 Temple Newsam Partnership Studentship has a value of £500 and an opportunity to undertake a virtual placement at the House.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Application deadline: Saturday 10 April 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

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 Temple Newsam.

  • Funding: £400
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Application deadline: Saturday 10 April 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

York Art Gallery Bursary with Internship

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.

  • Funding: £8,440
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Monday 31 May 2021, 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

Further information: