Masters | Postgraduate Course - History of Art (by research) MA Course Details within University of York

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History of Art (by research) MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time, MA 2 years Part-time

This degree is designed for students who have already identified a specific research topic and who wish to focus exclusively on writing a thesis, working with a particular supervisor in our department. The dissertation is the sole component of this degree; there is no taught element. It is read by one external and one internal examiner. The external is an expert in the field in which the dissertation is written. The MA by Dissertation consists of a 30,000-word thesis, researched and written over a period of one year full-time or two years part-time.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a UK 2:1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject. Individuals planning to apply for research-based degrees are encouraged to contact the member of staff most closely affiliated with their research interests. Areas of staff research expertise are outlined on our faculty pages. Candidates are advised to contact their proposed supervisor as early as possible and to make their proposals as specific as they can, indicating their own background in the proposed area of research and where feasible forwarding a piece of written work relevant to the proposal with their application.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: