This MPhil programme is aimed at practitioners of architecture and other related spatial practices who would like to develop a sustained multi-year practice-led research project- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/mphil-phd-research-architecture/
It allows you to produce intensive, rigorous, and scholarly research as well as further elaborate your own practice.
The programme is structured around an annual series of two-day long seminars, which take place each month during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring terms. In addition the programme also includes a series of longer meetings and trips abroad.
The seminars are organised as a Roundtable discussion of student research projects as they progress each year. Each of the Roundtable seminars is supplemented by invited guests who bring relevant scholarly knowledge or practices into the Centre. Student and guest presentations, along with assigned readings, provide the common conceptual ground for discussion of work and ideas.
The MPhil programme offers the opportunity for you to continue your research to a PhD.
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Susan Schuppli.
In the Department of Visual Cultures we explore and produce new forms of art history and theory.
Study in a department that combines an innovative approach with passionate academics, and makes full use of London's many opportunities to study art history.
Our degree programmes deliberately move away from chronological histories: the innovative art of our time arises out of the conflict of ideas. So you’ll explore the subject in the context of pertinent social, cultural and political issues and phenomena.
That means not only investigating artefacts you might see in museums and galleries, but also those making up our everyday visual and technological environment: including urban landscapes, film and video, and popular culture.
Our academics are passionate about the subject and are at the sharp end of theoretical developments in everything from architecture to spatial theory. Some are practising artists and curators, which makes our degrees relevant and exciting.
Our teaching takes advantage of the many galleries, art spaces, museums, cultural facilities and specialist libraries in London.
How to apply
Before you apply for a research programme, we advise you to get in touch with the programme contact, listed above. It may also be possible to arrange an advisory meeting.
Before you start at Goldsmiths, the actual topic of your research has to be agreed with your proposed supervisor, who will be a member of staff active in your general field of research. The choice of topic may be influenced by the current research in the department or the requirements of an external funding body.
If you wish to study on a part-time basis, you should also indicate how many hours a week you intend to devote to research, whether this will be at evenings or weekends, and for how many hours each day.
Along with your application and academic reference, you should also upload a research proposal at the point of application.
This should be in the form of a statement of the proposed area of research and should include:
-delineation of the research topic
-why it has been chosen
-an initial hypothesis (if applicable)
-a brief list of major secondary sources
Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/
You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0).