36 months
19600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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By taking the English - History of Art (Hons) programme from University of York, you’ll get to explore how textual and visual material interact with one another. 

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Studying the two subjects together asks how creativity responds to and works to shape the world. You’ll learn how to master art-historical and literary criticism, and discover the connections and differences between artistic media. In doing so, you’ll gain an exciting and fresh perspective on the history of human expression, graduating with skills highly prized by employers across a wide range of industries.

  • You can discover more about the Department of English and Related Literature’s exciting degree courses by watching our video.
  • You can discover more about the Department of Art History’s innovative approaches to the subject through our series of one minute bite-size art history videos.

The Department of English and Related Literature is ranked 3rd in the UK and the Department of History of Art is ranked 5th in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

In the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the Department of English had the highest proportion of ‘world-leading’ (4*) research of all UK English departments and the Department of History of Art were first in the UK for research impact among History of Art departments.

Careers and skills

Studying the English - History of Art (Hons) programme from University of York will provide you with numerous career possibilities. You’ll learn presentation, language, and critical thinking skills during your combined degree, and gain expertise in complex analysis and research. These skills suit a wide range of careers related to the creative industries, from arts administration to conservation and curation.

Career opportunities

  • Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Antiques Dealer
  • Arts Administration
  • Auctioneer
  • Civil and Diplomatic Services
  • Conservation Officer
  • Creative and Media Work
  • Librarianship
  • Museum Curation
  • Postgraduate study
  • Publishing
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Literature: Writing Modernity 
  • Approaches to Literature: Other Worlds 
  • The Shock of the New: Medieval Literature
  • The Renaissance 
  • Inventing Britain, 1700-1830
  • Victorians: British Literature, 1832-1901 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A levels

  • AAB including an A in English Literature (English Language and Literature is also acceptable)

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • 36 credits at Distinction, including at least 9 credits in Literature-related units, and 9 credits at Merit or higher

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDD with an additional A Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature at grade A

Cambridge Pre-U

  • D3, D3, M2 including D3 in English Literature

European Baccalaureate

  • 80% overall, with 85% in English Literature.

International Baccalaureate

  • 35 points, with 6 in all Higher level subjects, including English Literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 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.


  • UK government loans
  • UK scholarships and bursaries
  • International scholarships
  • Country-specific funding
  • US loans

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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