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Postgraduate History of Art

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At York, you'll take your postgraduate study in department offering world-leading expertise in the visual arts, architecture and art theory.

You'll join a large, dynamic postgraduate community, with teaching and support from world-leading scholars. We have close links with national and international galleries and museums, with exciting studentships on offer to develop your practical understanding of the museum and heritage sector. You'll have access to a vibrant Humanities Research Centre, plus a wealth of research resources in and around the beautiful, historic city of York.

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The members of staff are kind and supportive. My supervisor always encouraged me to strive for my goals and provided excellent feedback and references. Due to the various partnerships the university holds with outstanding institutions, I was able to be a presenter at a conference at the National Gallery and meet scholars of international reputation.

Christine, British Art (MA)

Why study History of Art at York

Rich local resources

Visit high-profile museums and galleries, local country houses, churches and our partnership institutions. Explore the region's Henry Moore Institute, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Hepworth Wakefield as well as its Anglo-Saxon and medieval heritage.

Masters Taster Day

13 March 2024, 1pm to 5pm GMT

Get a taste of why so many people love living and learning at the University of York. Join us on 13 March to:

  • check out our campus
  • meet your academic department
  • speak to our student services teams
  • hear postgraduate presentations.

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After completing my undergraduate degree at York, there was nowhere else I wanted to be for an MA. The reputation and access to medieval architecture here is truly incredible and the university’s vicinity to the Minster is a huge source of inspiration in my research.

George, Architectural History & Theory (MA)

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