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University Of York History Of Art Essay Writing Guidelines Mechanics

Undergraduate handbooks

Your handbook is your primary source of information. It is designed to help you find your way around the History of Art Department and plan your degree.

Download your handbook


Some of the information provides basic orientation, but much will need to be consulted often over the three years of your course.

You should therefore keep your copy readily accessible, updating any information which is announced by the Department as having changed.


Please note that there will be variations between regulations and practices relating to your year and those relating to other years.

Always refer to your own handbook. Do not rely on hearsay from students in other years for important information. If in doubt, always check facts with your supervisor, or a tutor.

Always keep an eye on your email, YorkExtra and the Departmental noticeboards.

Who to contact

Office opening hours: 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday - Friday

For undergraduates


You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.

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