Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

History of Art

The course is built around special options which provide in-depth knowledge of a particular period. This specialist focus is supplemented by a core methodology course which provides an excellent grounding in art historical methods. Special options are taught in small class sizes of 5-10 students, which encourages focussed discussion between students and academics.

Entry requirements

Good upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a humanities discipline, or equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in both Reading and Writing).

Course modules

Core modules: Classical, Byzantine and medieval; Renaissance; early modern; modern; history of architecture; history of dress; history and theory of art museum.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include 2 4,000 word essays, a formal examination and dissertation of approximately 10,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Various Courtauld Institute Studentships of values between �1,000 and �15,000.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Courtauld Institute of Art Westminster WC2R 0RN South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7848 2645