The Department of History of Art at the University of York is an internationally recognised centre for study and research. We offer world-class expertise in the visual arts, architecture and art theory.
Research and Teaching Excellence
The department is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK. We have sixteen permanent members of staff who teach and research topics that range from the medieval period to the present. Each year we host visiting professors and scholars from around the world who contribute to our exciting teaching and research programme at York.
The recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) has confirmed History of Art at York as one of the top-ranking research departments in the UK, placing us 2nd for 4* or 'world-leading research in History of Art. Our modules demonstrate a diverse and lively set of approaches to the subject.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy an extremely rich variety of choices and specialisations. Students also benefit from our famously friendly atmosphere, small-group teaching methods, regular study trips and spectacular historic location.
Read more about studying with us or watch the short film above featuring some of our staff and students.
Prospective students can contact current students to ask them questions about History of Art at York. Click on the Facebook logo below to visit the group pages run by our current students.
Partnerships with galleries and museums
We also have teaching and research links with galleries, museums and other institutions in the UK and around the world. We have recently launched exciting partnerships with the National Gallery, Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum.