Small Student Body
At any given time, the total student population of The Courtauld is about 400 students from BA to PhD level, which means you can meet students from all courses and years. About 150 of these are undergraduate, about 170 are admitted onto the MA courses, and 100 are working toward a PhD either at The Courtauld or abroad.
We treat our students as adults and value their active participation in classes. The Courtauld is not a production line; we will give you the opportunity to be yourself, to hone your interests and discover for yourself what you'd like to research.
The Courtauld boasts a very active Students' Union, with a full fortnight of events planned for the enrolment and induction period. Courtauld students also enjoy membership to the University of London Students' Union, which comprises students from 31 institutions.
High Student Satisfaction
Courtauld students are among the most satisfied with their courses in Britain, according to two recent studies. In the 2009 UK National Student Survey (NSS), The Courtauld was ranked fourth in the country. 93% of students were satisfied with the teaching, learning resources and academic support they receive.
The Courtauld also came top of The Times Higher Education Ranking, which aims to show which universities offer the best all-round student experience.
Courtauld graduates have recently gained positions at Christie's, the Royal Academy of Art, White Cube, Birkbeck College, Tate and Frieze magazines, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Gallery.