How to apply for postgraduate programmes

Applications for 2022/23 will open in late October

We will open our new application in the Autumn, this page will be updated accordingly.

Before starting your application, please ensure that you read and refer to all available guidance. Once you have all the required documentation, you can proceed to our Online Application System by selecting the relevant “Apply Now” link below.

If you have any questions related to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on your application, please find further information here.

Graduate Diploma in the History of Art

2022/23 Applications will open in late October

Graduate Diploma in the History of Art

MA Conservation of Easel Paintings

2022/23 Applications will open in late October

Deadline: 4 January 2022.

NOTE: All interviews for the MA Conservation of Easel Paintings are normally held on-site, as manual dexterity and colour vision tests will be conducted to determine your suitability for the course, however, they are likely to be held online this year. No offers will be made without interview. The Courtauld is not able to compensate applicants for travel expenses associated with interview.

You will be contacted before the end of March 2022 with a final decision on your application

MA Conservation of Easel Paintings
Conservation of easels student

MA History of Art

2022/23 Applications will open in late October

Deadline: 17 January 2022

We consider applications received after the initial deadline, though as some options will become full after the deadline it is advisable to apply by the initial deadline if possible. Shortly after the initial deadline, we will begin to update individual option status in the option list on the MA programme page.

Applicants are asked to list up to three selected MA options, with Option 1 being the first preference, Option 2 as second preference, etc. Choices will be considered in order of preference.

Please note that not all options interview.

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MA in Curating the Art Museum

2022/23 Applications will open in late October

Deadline: 17 January 2022

Applicants typically hear back on the result of applications before the end of February 2021.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

MA Curating the Art Museum
MA Curating class at Somerset House i MA Curating class at Somerset House

MA in Buddhist Art History and Conservation

2022/23 Application will open in late October

Deadline: 17 January 2022

Further information on the programme will follow in due course.

Please check back periodically for updates
Conservation of wall painting students

MA in Conservation of Wall Paintings

2022/23 Applications will open in late October

Deadline: 04 January 2022

MA Conservation of Wall Paintings
Conservation of wall painting students

PhD Research

2021/22 Pre-Applications are now open

Before you can submit a full PhD programme application and contact your preferred supervisor, you must send a pre-application proposal by email to pgadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk, alongside:

  • Research Proposal Title
  • Research Proposal Summary – 300 words (including which member of faculty you wish to ask to be your supervisor and why)
  • CV

We will assess your pre-application proposal and, if appropriate, discuss your proposal with your preferred supervisor before providing feedback. Should your pre-application proposal be approved, you will be invited to submit a full programme application and provided with an application link to the main programme application portal.

Pre-application proposal deadline: 04 November 2021.

Programme Application Deadline: TBC

The Programme Application Portal link will be provided once your pre-application is approved.

After you have submitted a full programme application, you will be contacted in January 2021 with a final decision about your application.

Please note that students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK cannot study part-time.

PhD Programme
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