Research course

History of Art and Architecture

University of Cambridge · Department of History of Art

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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

The educational aims of the programme are as follows:

To provide teaching and learning to postgraduate students in the history of art and architecture in a range of fields linked to the research interests of the staff.

To provide high-calibre students with training in relevant research skills and to offer excellent specialist supervision of their individual research in these fields.

To provide a stimulating research and learning environment in which students can reach their full intellectual potential.

To help students develop a wide range of intellectual abilities and skills which will enable them to make a significant contribution in their chosen careers and walks of life, including but not exclusive to academic teaching and research.

Information for international students

Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score

Listening 7.0

Writing 7.0

Reading 7.0

Speaking 7.0

Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score

Listening 25

Writing 25

Reading 25

Speaking 25

Total 110


Score: Grade A & B (overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185 plus a Language Centre assessment)


Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 with no element lower than 185).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details