History of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art

M.A. On Campus
9 months
22000 GBP/year
10550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Courtauld Institute of Art MA History of Art provides the best in research-led teaching by world class faculty in a unique, single-subject setting.


The Courtauld Institute of Art MA History of Art is renowned for offering outstanding training in the specialised analytical and communication skills necessary for further research or for employment both in the arts sector and across a wide range of other careers. 

The programme excels at developing wellrounded and intellectually astute art historians and museum professionals equipped to make an important contribution to public life.

Key facts:

The MA History of Art structure combines our long-standing commitment to specialism with new means to foster fresh dialogues among students from across our tightly-knit community. Throughout the first term, you will attend a signature weekly lecture course designed and delivered by faculty to explore cutting-edge thinking from across the breadth of our discipline, followed up by discussion classes led by our outstanding community of research students. You will also have expanded opportunities to participate in shared interest study strands designed to complement your chosen Special Option.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation, Presentation and Access: Ethics and Practice
  • History and Theory of Museums
  • Virtual Display exercise
  • Contemporary Approaches to the Museum
  • Individual Work Placement 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK qualifications: Students will normally have achieved a good 2.1 in their Bachelor’s degree, considered to be an overall average 65% or above.
  • Overseas qualification: Equivalent to a good 2.1 in a UK first degree (e.g. US applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above).
  • Please note that applicants are invited to interview on a case-by-case basis.
  • English language requirements: If your first language is not English, we require proof of English language proficiency –please see the English Language Requirements page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10550 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.


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History of Art
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