As some of you know from a recent post, I am a doctoral candidate in the humanities. I am an American citizen who obtained my BA (double in Religion and Literature) in the States and have subsequently received an MA and am working towards a doctoral degree from a university in the UK.
In a recent conversation with a colleague (I adjunct here in America while I finish up my thesis), she expressed her interest in doing doctoral work in the UK, but said she had heard some disparaging things about the reputation of masters and doctoral work in the UK.
I can't do much about it since I am so close to completion, but I was wondering if any of you out there had any insight about the reputation of UK degrees in general and in the US academic job market (such as it is ;-)). Of course, I understand that university reputations vary, but I was just wondering from a more general perspective . . .
I have found my doctoral work to be rigorous and challenging, but I suppose I have little to compare it to. Perhaps its a case of "academic nationalism?"