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.
Our taught Masters courses
- History of Art (MA)
- Architectural History and Theory (MA)
- British Art (MA)
- Art Law (LLM)
- Medieval Art and Medievalisms (MA)
- Modern and Contemporary Art (MA)
- Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management (MA)
- Islamic Art and Cultures (MA)
Or, choose another course.
Our research degrees
We also offer postgraduate research courses.
- MA by research
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.
Why study History of Art at York
Our research is ranked first in the UK for its impact and environment - the support we give to researchers - according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021).
Partnerships with museums and galleries
Our collaborations support your learning and research through jointly designed modules, privileged access to collections and studentship opportunities.
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.
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.