Currently the 'Renaissance faculty’ consists of:


Dr Georgia Clarke
Professor Susie Nash
Dr Guido Rebecchini
Dr Scott Nethersole (Head of Section)





The courses offered change from year to year, but recent Renaissance offerings have included:



BA Courses:

  • Approaches to Architecture of Michelangelo (GC)
  • Art in Venice c.1420-1510 (PH)
  • Arts in the Courts of France (SN)
  • Central Italian Renaissance Art in London Collections
  • Fifteenth-Century Florentine Artists and their Crafts
  • Interpreting Titian (PH)
  • Investigating the Making of Paintings in Late-Medieval and Early-Renaissance Europe (SN)

Postgraduate Diploma:


  • Architecture in Fifteenth-Century Italy (GC)
  • Northern Art of the Fifteenth Century (SN)


See also undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses




MA dissertation titles
MA students write their dissertations either on material arising directly from their course or, with their supervisor’s approval, on any other viable topic. The best dissertations achieve publishable standard in leading journals.


Titles or fields of research (MPhil and PhD) of students currently registered at the Courtauld Institute

With the range of interests and expertise of the staff, and the availability of research resources in London, research students are encouraged to undertake pioneering work in a range of areas of art history. The large number of active research students in the Renaissance area creates a supportive and stimulating environment.

Recently completed PhDs

Many PhDs will be published in whole or in part, substantially revised or in some cases substantially as submitted.