How to apply for postgraduate programmes

Applications for 2022/23 are still open for the MA History of Art and Graduate Diploma in the History of Art programmes

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

We are accepting late applications for 2022/23

We do not have a deadline for late applications: late applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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MA Conservation of Easel Paintings

2022/23 Applications are now closed.

 

Application 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 will be held online this year in the w/c 21 February. 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.

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MA History of Art

We are accepting late applications for 2022/23

Initial Deadline: 17th January 2022

Late application deadline: we do not have the deadline for late applications, we consider late applications as long as we have places to offer.

We particularly welcome applications for the MA options below:

Arts of Intimacy? Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Iberia

Circum-Atlantic Visual Culture, c. 1770-1830

Global China: Contemporary Chinese Art and Geopolitics

Countercultures: Alternative Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America 1959-1989

Miniature to Monumental: Encounters with Medieval Art

New York-London-Paris, 1880-1940

There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack: Race and Nation in Postwar Black British Art

The Supernatural Middle Ages: Images of the Extraordinary from Late Antiquity to the Reformation

While we keep this list up to date, please note some options can become full before your application is considered.

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 are now closed

Deadline: 17th January 2022

Applicants typically hear back on the result of applications before the end of March 2022.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

No offers will be made without interviews for the MA Curating the Art Museum programme.

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MA in Buddhist Art History and Conservation

2022/23 Applications are now closed

Deadline: 17th January 2022

 

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MA in Conservation of Wall Paintings

2022/23 Applications are now closed.

Deadline: 04 January 2022

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PhD Research

2021/22 Applications are now closed

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 should be submitted between: 08 – 15 November 2021

Programme Application Deadline: 4 January 2022

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 2022 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.

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