University of York

University of York

History of Art (with an element of Research)

This degree is designed for students who have already identified a specific research topic and who wish to focus exclusively on writing a thesis, working with a particular supervisor in our department. The dissertation is the sole component of this degree; there is no taught element. It is read by one external and one internal examiner. The external is an expert in the field in which the dissertation is written.

Entry requirements

Prior to making an application, applicants are expected to contact potential supervisors at the university to discuss the topic. Possible requirements, written work or request a meeting with the applicant either prior to or after a formal application. The most important aspect of the research degree application is the research proposal of around 350 words.

Assessment methods

The MA by Dissertation consists of a 30,000-word thesis, researched and written over a period of 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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