Student Life

Our Students

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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.

Students' Union

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.

Career Prospects

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.