Study, work, volunteer: resource portal

The following is a list of options for studying, working and volunteering in relation to country houses, history of art, interiors, horticulture and historic architecture.

Please leave a comment suggesting an addition to the list below, so that I can add it.







Architecture & everything else

Masters degree

Christies (Open University) Art, Law & Business
Courtauld Institute
University of Buckingham English Country House 1485-1945 (evening classes in London)
Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors (evening classes in London)
University of Bristol [proposed but not in existence]

The English Country House and its Landscapes

University of Cambridge
University of East Anglia (Sainsbury Institute for Art) [previous degree, no longer in existence]

At Close Quarters: The English Country House and its Collections

University of Leicester Centre for the Study of the Country House
The Country House in Art, History and Literature (based on campus)
The Country House in History
University of York MA History of Art (Architectural History and Theory)

All History of Art courses: here

Undergraduate degree

Courtauld Institute
University of Buckingham Art History and Heritage Management
The Country House: Form, Function, Culture
The Country House: Management, Interpretation, Conservation
University of East Anglia History with Landscape Archaeology
Year 3 – Landscape Special Study
University of Leeds History of Art with Museum Studies
Museum and Country House Studies 1: The English Country House
Museum and Country House Studies 2: Introduction to Museum Studies

Other qualifications/non-accredited/short courses/annual or regular conferences

Attingham Trust for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections
    Previous papers
University of Cambridge Making of the English Landscape: here
University of Exeter The English Country House: History, Architecture and Landscape
University of Leicester Centre for the study of country houses

University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education Summer short course, The English Country House

List of all architectural history courses: here
University of Warwick From Fortress to Country House: here

University of York Collaboration with the Yorkshire Country House Partnership



If there are other resources, please let me know.