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Somerset House, Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 0RN, UK
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Courtauld Institute of Art

London, Westminster

Contact Courtauld Institute of Art

Phone 020 7848 2777
Fax 020 7848 2410
Email [email protected]
76% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£9,000 Max Fee
£11,613 Average Uni Accomodation
£9,510 Private Accomodation
90% Go on to work or study
60% Employed after 6 months
£16,888 Average Salary
480 Average UCAS Points
360 Lowest UCAS Points
NO DATA 1st Class Degree


About Courtauld Institute of Art

Thought of as one of the world's leading centres for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture, the Courtauld Institute of Art doubles up as a prestigious academic institution and art gallery. The institute is located in central London at Somerset House, neighbouring Kings' College University on the Strand.

Background and History

The institute was founded by the politician Viscount Lee of Fareham, the industrialist Samuel Courtauld, and the lawyer Sir Robert Witt in 1932. The institute was originally located in Portman Square, until the move to Somerset House in 1989.

Location and Accessibility

Perched on the North side of the River Thames, the Courtauld's central London location makes it very accessible, with close proximity to Temple and Embankment tube stations.

What's on Offer

Given the institutes global reputation, it is unsurprising that it attracts students from all over the world. The institute offers a sole undergraduate subject, a BA History of Art. There is more range at Postgraduate level, including MAs and Diplomas in specialist Arts subjects. Research degrees are also available if you fancy doing an MPhil or PhD degree at the institute.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate AAB at A level, in relevant subjects. Applicants should expect to be interviewed Postgraduate A strong 2:1 in a relevant subject

Accommodation at Courtauld Institute of Art

University Accommodation

Despite being a particularly small institution, the Courtauld Institute is still able to house 80 students (40 Undergraduate, 40 Postgraduate) in very central London locations. Priority is given to international students.  

Private Accommodation

London probably has the widest range of accommodation on offer from private landlords, so finding somewhere to live is not difficult, and it is possible to find cheap accommodation if you do your research.

Courses & Fees

With just one course offered at undergraduate level, the Courtauld Institute is highly specified. At postgraduate level, students are able to study slightly obscure subjects which set the institute apart. Such subjects include: MA in Conservation of Wall paintings and an MA in Buddhist Art

Public programmes

Art history short courses and events are offered by The Courtauld Public Programmes department for anyone with an interest in art, including young people, schools and school teachers, returning scholars and the general public.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for courses at the Courtauld Institute vary depending on the course of study chosen. For more detailed information about tuition fees it is advisable to contact the institute directly or visit their website.  

Facilities at Courtauld Institute of Art

Academic Facilities

The book library provides access to a significant art history collection at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.    

Other on site Amenities

Other libraries on the site contain more than 200,000 slides, photographs, architectural drawings, sculpture and illuminated manuscripts. Further available learning facilities include: an IT centre, private study areas, computers, printing and scanning facilities, technical support and an internet cafe.  

Medical and Social Care

Being part of the University of London truly enhances the student experience and increases the availability of welfare support. Students at the institute are entitled to make use of the University of London Union in Malet Street and integrate with other University of London students. Facilities at ULU include, a swimming pool, bars and cafes. There is also the chance to get involved with the Courtauld's own Students' Union.

What's on in the Area

This is London. Home to the most famous and celebrated museums, galleries and culture in the whole of the United Kingdom. It is often said that London has anything you could possibly want to do, but perhaps you have to see it to believe it...  

Moving On

This prestigious institute is known worldwide, so a degree from here is bound to get you going in the right direction in your future career.

Did you know?

The institute was awarded 5* in a 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Alumni include distinguished art historians, novelists, artists and poets, art dealers, journalists and the heads of major museums and galleries.

Is Courtauld the right place for you?

If you desire to study art in a small and close-knit, idyllic and inspirational environment then this is the place for you.
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BA (Hons) History of Art

London, Westminster
Type: Full Time

History of Art course is provided by Courtauld Institute of Art and is available Full Time, you can visit Courtauld Institute of Art website to find out more information and how to apply.

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