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Taught Masters degrees in history of art

Whether you've studied art history before, or are new to the subject, our highly innovative and flexible MA programmes are curated to match your interests.

Why study history of art at York?

We boast one of the largest and liveliest art history postgraduate communities in the country, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary study.

As a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, you’ll have access to the Humanities Research Centre, a vibrant interdisciplinary research hub in the heart of campus. With dedicated study spaces, social and academic events, and an inspiring research environment, you'll have opportunities to make personal connections and to think beyond your own subject area.

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79th in the world

for arts and humanities (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024).

Our facilities

As well as the range of extensive resources on campus and in the city, you'll also have access to the Humanities Research Centre, the hub for interdisciplinary research at York.

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  • Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers within and beyond the art world, to further study and to other pursuits. They include curators, museum educators and learning officers, conservators, art sales specialists and researchers.
  • Our degrees provide you with myriad valuable transferable skills, including research, interpersonal and time-management skills. These will benefit you both in your career and beyond.

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