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Arts and Humanities

Whether it is history, literature, history of art or philosophy, the humanities ask questions about what it means to be alive and how we should interpret the world we find ourselves in. These skills of interpretation and weighing up of evidence can be applied to everyday life, particularly in an age when we are bombarded with information – the humanities are all about debate and perspective. 

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2023/24 Academic Year

For the 2023/24 academic year, we will be offering a mix of course modes with some courses remaining on Zoom, but some now being offered back in the classroom.

Please ensure when you make a booking for a course that the mode of delivery meets with personal requirements - each course is only offered via one delivery mode.

Students signing up to work towards a Certificate of Higher Education should bear in mind that for future terms they may need to attend courses in York, in person.

Archaeology

Summer term

 

Creative Writing

Summer term

 

History and Heritage

Summer term

 

History of Art

Summer term

  • Wednesday 17 April 2024: Victorian Art - with Miguel Gaete BA MA PhD (7-9pm, 11 weeks, £142, 10 credits), Online course.

 

Literature

Summer term

  • Tuesday 16 April 2024: Writing the Climate - with Stephen Grace BA MA PhD (7-9pm, 11 weeks, £142, 10 credits), Online course.

 

Philosophy

Summer term

 

Progression to Archaeology

Upon completion of 60 or 120 credits, it may be possible for students to progress to the Department of Archaeology for undergraduate study. The following gives an indication of what the department would be looking for:

  • For first year entry, 60 credits from Lifelong Learning with good marks. Students would need to apply via UCAS by January each year.
  • For direct second year entry: 120 credits from Lifelong Learning with good marks (all of the credits must be from Archaeology modules) and two/three weeks digging (offered to Lifelong Learning students during April each year). Students wanting direct entry to the second year should speak to the Admissions Tutor in the department in the first instance.

Please note: it is not possible to progress straight to Masters from Lifelong Learning modules. For further information about progression to the Department of Archaeology, please contact Dr Louise Cooke (louise.cooke@york.ac.uk), Admissions Tutor.

Progression to History

Upon completion of 60 credits, it may be possible for students to progress to the Department of History for undergraduate study. The following gives an indication of what the department would be looking for:

  • For first year entry, 60 credits from Lifelong Learning with good marks. Students would need to apply via UCAS by January each year.

For further information about progression to the Department of History, please contact Dr Helen Cowie (), Admissions Tutor.

Progression to History of Art

Upon completion of 60 credits, it may be possible for students to progress to the Department of History of Art for undergraduate study. The following gives an indication of what the department would be looking for:

For first year entry, 60 credits from Lifelong Learning with good marks. Students would need to apply via UCAS.

For further information about progression to the Department of History of Art, please contact the HoA admissions team at histart-ug-admissions@york.ac.uk.