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Graduate stories

Students who complete our MA go on to pursue interesting careers in art history and related fields. Some of our students have been accepted into PhD programmes, receiving prestigious awards and funding for their doctoral studies, while others work in the education sector or for heritage institutions. Many students stay in contact after completing the MA, establishing important networks across the country and even the globe. Our alumni arrange informal museum and exhibition visits as well as networking events.

Graduating students at the Barbican in March 2017

Some of our graduates with Dr Clare Taylor and Dr Diana Newell at the Barbican in March 2017

Recent success stories include:

Amanda Stevens received an AHRC collaborative doctoral award for her PhD research ‘Home on the Rails, the design, fitting and decoration of train interiors in Britain c1920-1955.' This will be undertaken with National Railway Museum and The Open University.

Carolyn Kerr received CHASE doctoral funding for her PhD at The Open University ‘Performance, Seduction, Subversion: The Masquerade as spectacle and image in Second Empire Paris (1848-1870)’.

Katie Ault’s MA thesis was shortlisted for the For Art History Dissertation Prize, and she has also recently received CHASE funding for her PhD at The Open University on ‘Material on the move: fourteenth-century Italian paintings in nineteenth-century Britain’.