Postgraduate Opportunities in Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

This online chat event is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer-holders about the postgraduate opportunities available the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies and how to prepare you for your course.

Birmingham offers a thriving Art History postgraduate community, in a stimulating university and gallery environment with an internationally recognised research culture. As part of the MA programme, postgraduate students have the opportunity to be involved in the curation of an exhibition held at the Barber Institute. The Department is recognised internationally for both its high level of student satisfaction and the quality of its research output.

Dr Jutta Vinzent (Lecturer in History of Art and Director of Postgraduate Studies for the Department) and Jessica Bowen (member of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team at the College of Arts and Law) are available from 14:00-15:00 to answer any questions you might have about the courses and studying in the department.

Four of our postgraduate mentors have studied History of Art:

You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to work in the Department via our online platform.

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Jutta Vinzent

    Jutta is a Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture and Postgraduate Admissions Tutor. (Live Q&A 14:00 - 15:00)

  • Jessica Bowen

    Jessica is part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team for the College of Arts and Law. (Live Q&A 14:00 - 15:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Postgraduate Opportunities in Art History, Curating and Visual Studies live event.
Jutta Vinzent asked:

Hi Jutta, thanks for the answer. Yes, of course, ideally I would like to get the 60 credits, but if that is not possible, would it be better for me to apply directly for a MPhil or MA by Research with a view to progressing to a PhD? Obviously, I need to think about how this works with my postgraduate loan.

Jutta Vinzent replied:

We do not offer an MPhil anymore – this is now our MRes. You would still need to do the degree first and then apply for a PhD. In other words, there is no mechanism of ‘upgrading’ after a year.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 20 March 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Jutta Vinzent asked:

I am currently taking a MA in Art History with the Open University, but the first year only gives me 60 credits. I would like to switch to the MA by distance learning at Birmingham in Sept/Oct 2019, with a view to a MPhil/PhD by distance learning the following September. Is this possible?

Jutta Vinzent replied:

Hi, I’m Jutta the PG admissions officer for History of Art. Would you like to get the 60 credits accredited towards a degree with us? If so, this is not possible, unfortunately. Jutta

The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies  is recognised internationally for both its high level of student satisfaction and the quality of its research output. We provide a prestigious learning environment in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts to ensure a first-rate student experience.

 

Welcome to this Live Q&A about the postgraduate Opportunities in Art History, Curating and Visual Studies. Dr Jutta Vincent (Lecturer in History of Art and Director of Postgraduate Studies for the Department) and Jessica Bowen (member of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team at the College of Arts and Law) are now online until 15:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.