What will I learn?

This innovative degree builds on our reputation as one of the UK's leading art history departments. You'll study the history of art which will be invaluable as you also develop skills in curating galleries and art museums. In this course students will study year in abroad. You will also be able to take part in field trips to see exhibitions and art objects. As part of the course you'll have the chance to plan your own exhibitions: both in a group project and in placement with an arts institution that you'll undertake during your second year. Both these experiences give you the opportunity to experience a working environment directly related to your studies. You'll study a wide range of modules that cover the fundamentals of art history and develop a range of approaches to curating an art museum or gallery. You'll also get to plan an exhibition as part of a group project and take a placement with an art institution. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. You'll develop skills that are attractive to a wide range of employers, but particularly suitable for careers in cultural roles such as gallery/museum curator, the art market, conservation and journalism.

Which department am I in?

History of Art

Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,890.00 (US$ 22,541) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2020


Main Site



YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and either ACT with minimum score of at least 26 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) or SAT® Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) achieved prior to March 2016 or redesigned SAT Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics). We do not expect or require the optional essay component plus either three AP subjects with grades ranging between 4 and 5 or three SAT Subject Tests with scores ranging between 650 and 700 plus a combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests is acceptable or Associates Degree with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better. A wide range of UK and international qualifications such as A-levels and the International Baccalaureate are accepted. If you're looking to gain entry to a course that requires A level Mathematics, AP Calculus AB or BC at grade 4 or higher is required.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

About this uni

The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.

  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • More than 18,000 students from over 140 countries