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  MPhil in History of Art and Architecture


University of Cambridge    Faculty of History

Full time See Course Other, MPhil 9 months full time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) History & Archaeology (19)

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The MPhil in History of Art and Architecture is an exciting programme that offers a combination of research seminars, skills training, and individual study. Throughout the year, you'll attend seminars on methodology and critical issues, engage in independent reading and study, and prepare presentations and discussions. The final term is dedicated to researching and writing your dissertation. This programme is perfect for high-calibre students with a first-class or high II.i honours degree in the history of art or a related subject. By the end of the programme, you'll have the skills and knowledge to pursue a PhD or enhance your professional prospects. Don't miss the Open Day in November to explore funding opportunities and meet the faculty.

About the course

The MPhil in History of Art & Architecture is taught through a combination of research seminars, skills training, and supervised the individual study.

You will attend two seminar-based courses on methodology and salient critical and theoretical issues, one core course in the Michaelmas (Autumn) term and at least one course in Lent (Spring) term, depending on the length and availability of Lent courses on offer in any given year. In both terms, students are expected to engage with preparatory readings and prepare presentations and discussions through independent reading and study. The final Easter (Summer) term is devoted to researching and writing the dissertation.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Applicants should hold a first-class or high II.i honours (at least 67 per cent/3.6/4.0 GPA) bachelor's degree in the history of art, or a closely related subject.


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