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History of Art (Distance Learning)

University of York

36 months
18900 GBP/year
4650 GBP/year
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This History of Art (Distance Learning) programme from University of York is ideal for students with commitments which prevent them from being resident within reasonable travelling distance of York. 


As with our York-based PhD programme, our Distance Learning PhD requires a dissertation of not more than 90,000 words, to be submitted by full-time students after a period of three years' study, by part-time students after six years of study.

While a minimum of two weeks of attendance per academic year is required (for registration, training, meetings with the thesis advisory panel and the annual PhD conference), this History of Art (Distance Learning) programme from University of York allows students to research overseas while still receiving support and training online and by video-conferencing.  Access to an internet connection and relevant library and/or archives is essential for this programme.


The History of Art programme from University of York welcomes students from all backgrounds, with a great range of intellectual interests: students who seek an academic career, and those who require a further professional qualification; applicants who wish to extend their art-historical interests while pursuing other kinds of employment; and those who are seeking to develop an academic interest in their retirement.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • British art and architecture of the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries.
  • Curating contemporary art; histories of exhibition-making and art institutions; contemporary art from the Global South
  • Post-war and contemporary art history.
  • The relationship between stained glass art and craft and the interactions between art history and conservation.
  • British, American and European sculpture in its global contexts, c.1760-1914; queer theory; animal studies; the polar world.
  • British architectural history, 1550-1900, particularly architectural drawing, the English baroque, and architecture and intellectual history.
  • Early medieval / Anglo-Saxon art, the history of its study, and the area of medieval revival art.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should have a good 2.1 or 1st-class undergraduate degree, or equivalent; applicants for the PhD should also have or be currently completing an MA degree, and we normally require an MA dissertation mark, where one is awarded, of at least 65 or equivalent (where 50 is a bare pass and 70 or above is a distinction).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2,325
  • International/EU Part-time: £9,450


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