University of York

University of York

History of Art (British Art)

Students selecting the British Art pathway choose options from different periods spanning from the Anglo Saxon to the contemporary.

Entry requirements

Applicants to have a good 2.1 or 1st Class undergraduate degree, or equivalent. Exceptions may be made for mature students or applicants without formal academic qualifications but with substantial related experience, who may be called for interview. We welcome students who have previously studied history of art, but also those from other backgrounds.

Course modules

A core module focusing on research skills and methods in history of art, including pathway-specific sessions; an option is always offered on historiographical and theoretical approaches to art history.

Assessment methods

Essay and a dissertation.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 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

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323483