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.
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.
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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.
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?
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
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