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MA History of Art Offer Holders 2020

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MA History of Art Offer Holders 2020


Congratulations on your offer!

We are excited that you are considering studying at The Courtauld.

You may have joined us for our Offer Holder webinar on 27 April. If you haven’t already, we would encourage you to catch up on the recording below. We have also also added a range of resources including blogs, videos and online events, so you can find out more about The Courtauld and the MA History of Art programme.

If you have any questions, including about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, please see our FAQs below, and do not hesitate to contact us.


Please find the recording from the Offer Holder webinar on 27 April 2020 below. Kindly note that all questions asked during this webinar have been documented in the FAQs.In addition, please find a message from our Director, Deborah Swallow.

Offer Holder Q&A

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many students are you accepting on the programme in 2020/21?

It depends on the number of Special Options which we are running in each academic year. We ordinarily have 8-10 students enrolled on to each Special Option. 

What are the term dates?
How will I be assessed?

The formal assessment of MA History of Art is based on the following four components:

1. A 4,000 word essay relating to the special option, valued at 15% of the overall degree classification (Term 1).

2. A second 4,000 word essay relating to the special option, valued at 20% of the overall degree classification (Term 2).

3. A virtual exhibition assignment, involving the selection and presentation of works of art to be included in an exhibition addressing a particular theme, selected from a list provided for each epical option, valued at 15% of the overall degree classification (Term 2).

4. A 10,000 word dissertation, researched and written over a period of approximately three months with supervision from the special option leader. The topic generally arises from the previous two terms’ study. The dissertation is valued at 50% of the overall degree classification (Term 3).

Can I study a language as part of my studies? 

While we do not provide language classes at The Courtauld, students are able to access language courses through recommended institutions. 

When is the deposit deadline?

The deposit deadline is 30th June. 

If this changes, we will update you accordingly.  

Is it possible to receive a deposit refund? 

We will consider refunds on a case-by-case basis. 

We will amend our deposit refund policy to specifically include those who are unable to take up their place for reasons relating to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Can I defer my place?

We will consider deferrals on a case-by-case basis.

When are tuition fees due?

Invoices are issued in late August / early September, in line with our preliminary enrolment period which takes place online.

If there are any changes, we will update you accordingly. 

When will the reading list be available?

 Once you have firmly accepted your place on the course, you tutor will be in touch in the early summer with the reading list.

You are also very welcome to get in touch with your tutor prior to this.

Do I have to purchase books from the reading list?

No, all compulsory texts on your reading lists will be available online to you. 

When will the scholarship decision be announced?

We are looking to make scholarship allocations by mid-May.

If this changes, we will update you accordingly. 

Where can I found out about accommodation?
What support do you provide for students with disabilities?

You will be supported by a Wellbeing Manager to support any needs you may have on a one-to-one basis. Find out more about student support.

What financial support can I access?

If you are a UK / EU student, you can apply for a Master’s Loan. Find our more from Student Finance.

For current students, we have a Hardship Fund.

Will I receive careers support?

You will receive a range of support as a Courtauld student, from careers guidance, to support with part-time jobs and internships. You will also receive support for 2 years after graduation.

I am an EU student. What changes will affect me?

If you are starting in 2020/21, there are no changes, including fees, which will remain consistent for the duration of your course. We do not have information for students starting beyond 202/21 academic year.

How will I be taught in 2020?

Please find more information here.

You will also receive updates by email and be invited to join a Q&A webinar.

Will I be able to receive a visa for blended learning?

The Home Office has announced that Tier 4 Sponsors can sponsor new students studying through distance or blended learning

Read more information.

What are the terms and conditions of study?

Please read the terms and conditions here: Terms and Conditions for study at The Courtauld 20 -21 

I have further questions - who should I contact?

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