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LLM Art Law
LLM Art Law

LLM Art Law

  • ID:UY440395
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree 2:1 or equivalent in Law, History of Art or another subject.

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, 7.0, minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 185, minimum of 185 in Writing and 176 in all other components

  • Duolingo, 120, minimum 120 in Production and 110 in all other components

  • LanguageCert, C1 Expert High Pass with 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 67, minimum 67 in Writing and 61 in all other components

  • TOEFL, 96, minimum 24 in Writing and 23 in all other components

  • Trinity ISE III, Distinction in all components

Course Information

The global trade in art is now a multi-billion dollar industry. In this growing and evolving market, the need for experts to negotiate, defend, analyse and understand the art world is ever more apparent.

Art law is an exciting and fast-developing area, tackling issues surrounding the legal treatment of fine art and cultural heritage. Our LLM in Art Law is a unique collaborative and interdisciplinary course, co-taught by academic specialists from York Law School and the Department of History of Art.

You'll gain a deep understanding of the complex legal, artistic, social and ethical issues in the art world and learn essential skills of analysis and negotiation.

A wide range of networking opportunities and masterclasses - in addition to a compulsory field trip - means you'll gain practical, in-depth knowledge of the field, invaluable for careers in the trade or further academic study.

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Core modules

You will take core modules which may include:

  • Research Skills for Dissertation Writing 

  • Legal Systems: Sources and Operation 

  • Art: A Problematic Life Cycle 

  • Art: Commodity or Valuable 

  • Law and Art: Parallel Perspectives 

Option modules

You'll choose module(s) from the Department of History of Art. This module will allow you to consider your chosen topic from both a legal and art historical point of view, as well as build up your specific-subject knowledge. 

Option modules may include:

  • Ceramic Arts of the Islamic World 

  • Art, Mass Media and Communication 

  • Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images (1540-1940) 

  • Mapping the World, 1100-1300 

  • The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Although most graduates from York Law School choose to enter legal fields, others have gone on to gain employment in sectors such as:

  • Finance

  • Health and social work

  • Public administration

  • Retail

Graduates from the Department of History of Art benefit from excellent relationships with numerous museums and galleries and work in a wide-range of careers including:

  • Museums, galleries and auction houses

  • Cultural management

  • Heritage and conservation

  • Journalism and media

  • Teaching

  • Education

  • Art administration

Finally, the research skills you'll develop are an excellent foundation for further research. Many of our successful LLM graduates have gone on to pursue PhD studies, both at York and elsewhere.

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Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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