Undergraduate Study

Study Abroad at The Courtauld

Study at the Courtauld

The Courtauld, based in the heart of London, offers a lively Study Abroad Programme to students from all over the world who are currently enrolled on accredited degree programmes.

You can study for a full year programme from September to June, an autumn term programme from September to December or a spring semester programme from January to June.

Your classes will be assigned based on your academic standing and level of expertise. For example, students with relatively little knowledge of art history or who study abroad early in their academic careers usually join the first year of the programme, and those who have more experience of the subject and who are further along in their studies typically join the second year of the programme.

As a Study Abroad student, you will be able to take advantage of all aspects of life both at The Courtauld and in London. In addition to being a stone's throw away from London's historic monuments and buildings, you will be very near a wide variety of museums and galleries, including The Courtauld Gallery with its world-class collection of paintings and drawings. You can also easily access the shops, theatres, clubs, restaurants and cinemas of the West End. Combined with the activities planned by our dynamic Students' Union, you will find that there are always things to do, people to meet and places to explore.

Key Facts

Status:
  • Part of a full time programme
  • Applications are individually assessed
Duration:
  • up to 1 year
Language skills:
  • English
Fees:
  • One Term (Autumn or Spring only)* £6,863
  • Academic Year* £15,250
Application:
 
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FIRST YEAR

Students who choose to study abroad early into their academic careers or who wish to gain an introductory knowledge of art history are usually admitted into the first year of the BA History of Art, which offers broad coverage of the periods and regions of Western art.

Students who study for one term only will participate in:

  • One term of the Foundation Lecture Course; and
  • One Topic course

Students who study for a full year will participate in:

  • The full Foundation Lecture Course; and
  • Two Topic courses

SECOND YEAR

Students who are studying the history of art and who are further along in their academic careers are typically admitted into the second year of the BA History of Art, which introduces more specialised investigation and enables students to develop critical thinking and extend their detailed knowledge of art historical periods.

Students who are studying during the autumn term only will participate in:

  • One Frameworks for Interpretation course; and
  • One Period course

Students who are studying during the spring term only will participate in:

  • One Texts and Contexts course; and
  • One Theme course

Students studying for the full year will join one of each type of course listed above.

 
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Assessment

Students who study at The Courtauld for only one term will be assessed by two coursework essays per course (a total of four essays).Students joining us for a full academic year will be assessed by examination and extended essay.

 
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Entry requirements

Please select your Country of Study

We welcome applications from students from all over the world. Applicants must be enrolled on an accredited programme at a recognised institution and must have a good academic record. If you hold a qualification from outside of the UK, please feel free to contact the Academic Registry; however, please be aware that our staff are unable to confirm whether you will be invited to interview, as candidates are judged on the strength of their applications as a whole.

 

Students are admitted into either the first or second year of the BA History of Art based on their present course of study and progress on that course. For example, students who wish to gain an introductory knowledge of art history or who study abroad early in their academic careers usually join the first year of the programme, and those who are studying the history of art and who are further along in their studies typically join the second year of the programme. You will be informed whether you will be admitted into the first or second year of the programme when an admissions decision is reached.

Other Requirements

If your first language is not English, we require an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall bandwidth of 7.0 or above, with no less than 6.5 in Reading and Writing.

 
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FEES 2014/15

One Term (Autumn or Spring only)*
£6,863

Academic Year*
£15,250

*There is no subsidised fee for Home or EU students who enrol on the Study Abroad Programme. All students are charged at the same rate regardless of their individual fee status.

Fees are subject to change each academic year.

 
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Applications open between 07/10/2013 and 07/10/2014
 

Applicants may apply direct to The Courtauld using the form below. Complete applications should include:

  • An academic transcript
  • Two confidential references
  • A piece of assessed written work
  • A photocopy of the photo page and relevant biodata from your passport
  • English proficiency certificate (if applicable)
  • Two recent passport photographs

Please see the Guidance Notes at the end of the application form for details about the supporting documents required.

Application Form

Guidance for Referees

We welcome direct applications from students from all over the world. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, please contact the Academic Registry.

Students who are studying at a college or university in the US may make apply directly to The Courtauld with the application form above, or through Boston University Study Abroad or the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), who will forward the applications of qualified candidates to the Academic Registry with their assessment and recommendation.

All admissions decisions are made by The Courtauld.

Applications for Autumn 2014 (September to December) or the 2014/15 academic year should be received by the end of March 2014. We aim to reach admissions decisions by the end of May.

Applications for the Spring 2014 (January to March) should be received by the beginning of October 2013. We aim to reach admissions decisions as soon as possible after this time.