Undergraduate Offer Holder 2021/22

Congratulations on your offer!

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

We have added a range of resources, including lectures, blogs, interactive resources, and more, so you can find out more about The Courtauld and the BA History of Art programme. Over the next few months, we look forward to welcoming you to a range of online events.

We will be adding more resources to this page, so please continue to check for updates. If you have any questions, please see please see our FAQs below, and do not hesitate to contact our Admissions team or contact a current student.

Event recordings

The following events are exclusive to Offer holders, and we will email the passwords to you before each event.

Decolonisation Reading Group: This event has now passed.

You can still access the reading Dan Hick’s ‘The Brutish Museums’ and watch the recording of the Research Forum event with the author ‘‘Dan Hicks and ‘The Brutish Museums’

Contact the reading group leader, Leyla Bumbra, via email.


Conservation at The Courtauld: Join Austin Nevin, Head of Conservation, and Aviva Burnstock, Professor of Conservation, to find out more about the Conservation department, what happens in our Conservation studios, and the projects our department have been involved with. Date to be confirmed.

Courtauld Community events

In addition to Offer Holder events, we would like to invite you to a range of events that are exclusive to students and staff at The Courtauld.

Alumni Insights events: Each Zoom event will focus on a sector or role, with alumni who have relevant and current experience speaking about their day-to-day work, their first steps into the role and tips and suggestions for how others can follow a similar path.

Recordings of previous events: Charity & non-profit │Auction House professionals │ Law │ Commercial ArtsPublic Museums (non-curatorial  roles)

Research Forum events:

You can explore all Research Forum events here

Foundation lectures

In the Autumn term, you will take the Foundations Course, an introduction to different periods, themes and media in history, from the Classical world to today. You can experience three recorded lectures, delivered by Professor Jo Applin.

Find out about student life

Watch our videos

Explore The Courtauld Gallery

Virtual Tour

Enjoy a virtual stroll through each room of The Courtauld Gallery, as it was before it closed for its current major renovation.

The Collection

Explore The Courtauld’s remarkable collection of paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture and decorative arts.

Frequently asked questions

How many places are on this programme in 2021/22?

There are up to 100 places on the BA History of Art for 2020/21 entry.

What are the term dates?

How many contact hours can I expect?

Contact hours, in the form of lectures, seminar, tutorials and off-site teaching, will total 9 – 12 hours.

Students are expected to attend lectures, seminars, tutorials, galleries and to complete their own private study. In total, this is expected to take at least 21 to 26 hours per week.

What does a typical timetable look like?

Please see a BA History of Art example timetable, written by a current student.

This is based on 2019/20, and may not reflect your timetable. Timetables change from year to year.

Can I learn a language as part of the course?

Yes, all students have a chance to study a language in their first year. In years 2 and 3, additional language courses can be accessed at LSE with a discount.

Can I access the reading list?

We are currently reviewing our reading list and will email this to you and update this page in the spring.

Do you offer a study abroad, or exchange programme?

We currently do not offer study abroad, or exchange programmes.

Which campus will I be taught at?

Most teaching and learning will take place at Vernon Square, but after The Courtauld Gallery reopens, some teaching may take place in Somerset House. Future plans are for The Courtauld to return to Somerset House – should this happen within your time at The Courtauld, we will give you 12 months’ notice.

Where can I find out about accommodation?

What financial support can I access?

The following support is open to UK Undergraduate students:

  • Student loan
  • Bursary
  • Scholarship

Find out more here.

In addition, once you start your studies, we have a Hardship Fund available to provide short-term emergency funds to meet the immediate financial needs of current students.

I'm an international student - what do I need to know?

You can find support for international students, including guidance on visas, English language requirements, and more, on our international student pages.

Can I contact a current student?

Yes, please submit your question here and a current BA History of Art student will get back to you soon.

Can I visit the Vernon Square campus?

We are currently looking into holding small group campus tours once COVID-19 restrictions permit. Under current government guidelines, this may be possible from 17 May onwards. We will email you with details closer to the time.

Do you have a virtual campus tour?

You can see our campus during term-time in this video, and view pictures of our Vernon Square campus here.

I have questions about COVID-19

Our Admissions team are working remotely, and processing applications and queries as usual.

Please see our COVID-19 FAQs for more general information.

When will The Courtauld Gallery reopen?

The Courtauld Gallery will reopen in November 2021 – find out more.

Can I work while I study?

Many students work part-time to gain valuable work experience and supplement their income. They may also embark on full-time internships during the holiday periods.

If you are an international student, Tier 4 requirements stipulate that you can work 20 hours a week during term time, and 40 hours a week during non-term time.

I have further questions - who should I contact?

If your question relates to your offer, or is related to Admissions, please contact: ugadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk

If your question relates to any events, or other content on this page, please contact: marketing@courtauld.ac.uk