48 months
18350 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In this Curating and Art History (with a year abroad) (Hons) programme from the University of York you'll study a practical introduction to working in museums and galleries.

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This innovative degree builds on our reputation as one of the UK's leading art history departments.

In this Curating and Art History (with a year abroad) (Hons) programme from the University of York , you'll study the history of art, which will be invaluable as you develop skills in curating galleries and art museums. You’ll go on a number of field trips to encounter objects in their various institutional settings. 

You can also study a language in your first year, with options specially tailored for art historians so that you can maximise the benefit of your year studying abroad.

As part of the degree, you'll study a range of art history and curatorial modules. Some of these will take place in a seminar room and others in museums and galleries.

Careers and skills

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.

During you'll degree you'll find many exciting opportunities for gaining relevant and useful curatorial and museological skills. In previous years students have worked with organisations such as York Museums Trust, the National Trust and Rievaulx Abbey, on events, exhibitions, heritage and outreach.

Career opportunities

Recent graduates from the department have gone on to roles that include:

  • Curator
  • Gallery director
  • Conservation officer
  • Art consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Approaches to Curatorial Practice
  • Objects in Focus (Curating)
  • The Art of Describing 
  • The Materials of Art and Architecture 
  • Theory for Art Historians

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A levels

  • AAB
  • You do not need an A level in History of Art.

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDD

Cambridge Pre-U

  • D3, D3, M2

European Baccalaureate

  • 80%

International Baccalaureate

  • 35 points

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

  • Distinction. We will also consider other qualifications from the University of the Arts London in Art and Design at Level 3 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18350 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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