A MPHIL in the History of Art (at Cam) is not a taught degree. It is a year long research program that requires you to have a specific topic before you start the school. Super specific like "Roses in 1851 Britsh paintings by Rossetti."
The Mres at Oxford (that I applied for) was a taught degree.
The MA at UCL and Birkbeck are both taugh degrees with a 1 year duration.
Advisors told me to opt for the MA because it give a broader education, but obviously more specific than a BA. If you want to go to a mphil it should be after a specific topic is chosen, and it is usually another 2 years for a phd from there
It's more proper to say that Cam's MPhil runs as somewhere between a taught and a research degree; its requirements (taking courses, seminars, papers, a thesis) are not quite different from the MA at UCL or Courtauld.
UCL's MPhil requires an MA degree, much more work, and longer length of study, in contrast to Cam's MPhil.
Yeh sure maybe the area round Goldsmiths is okay or whatever - but for someone from the US, Goldsmiths is not where they would expect it to be considering the address is London. You'd like expect it to be central, like UCL. Goldsmiths is quite south of London really and not on the underground map. Has to be UCL.
Hi fellow art historians! I'm glad I finally found some of you!!
I am also an American student, applying to Masters programs in the UK for art history. Congrats on the acceptances to UCL!! I'm still waiting to hear from mine and hoping that the news won't be disappointing ....
Anyway, I wanted to ask your opinions on a couple other Universities for the History of Art program and perhaps get a few opinions.
I've been accepted in the MA History of Art at the University of York and the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the University of Essex.
My focus is modern/contemporary art... does anyone have an opinion about which offer I should accept if I do not get into UCL???