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. Students will be sent options booklets in the summer term before the start of the academic year, to select which modules they wish to study.”
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.
- Part of a full time programme
- Applications are individually assessed
- up to 1 year
- One Term (Autumn or Spring only)* £7,200
- Academic Year* £16,000
Students will be admitted onto 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 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.
AssessmentAll students attending on the study abroad programme will be submitting assessed work. The number of assessments submitted will vary depending on which modules are taken. Students attending for just one term (Autumn/Spring) will submit assessed essays (in some cases there may also be presentations); for students attending spring-summer and the full academic year, the formal assessment will consist of the formal examinations held in the summer term
Entry requirementsPlease select your Country of Study
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.
One Term (Autumn or Spring only)*
Spring & Summer Term
*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.
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.
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 the Autumn term or the full academic year should be received by the end of precdeing March. We aim to reach admissions decisions by the end of May.
Applications for the Spring term should be received by the beginning of the preceding October. We aim to reach admissions decisions as soon as possible after this time.