The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture, and its Gallery houses one of Britain’s best-loved collections. Based at Somerset House, The Courtauld is an independent college of the University of London.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Humanities (1)

About

History

The foundation of The Courtauld Institute of Art was presided over by a triumvirate of collectors, brought together by a common wish to improve the understanding of the visual arts in this country. By 1930 the idea of such an academic centre devoted to the serious study of the history of art had been in the air for some time.

Education

By 1930 the idea of such an academic centre devoted to the serious study of the history of art All students are allocated a Personal Tutor to assist them throughout the degree, and who usually provides the first point of contact for academic and personal issues. Students also have access to an Academic Support Tutor who can help with time management, research skills, reading techniques and other study skills.had been in the air for some time.

Research

The Courtauld is the most vibrant and dynamic centre for the study of medieval art in the UK. Teaching and supervision are offered across the full breadth of the medieval world, however defined.

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Services

Student services

The Courtauld is the most vibrant and dynamic centre for the study of medieval art in the UK. Teaching and supervision are offered across the full breadth of the medieval world, however defined.

Housing services

The Courtauld is located in historic Somerset House on The Strand, right in the heart of London’s West End. One of the world’s most dynamic cities, London is a global hub for cultural, business, political, media, legal and sporting events that attract the best from around the world. This central location gives students easy access to some of the city’s best-known museums and galleries, including the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum (not to mention The Courtauld’s own gallery).

Library services

The Book Library provides access to a significant art historical collection and is one of the major international research collections of art historical books, periodicals and exhibition catalogues in the country, numbering some 200,000 volumes.

Student Life

Campus life

The Courtauld is located in historic Somerset House on The Strand, right in the heart of London’s West End. One of the world’s most dynamic cities, London is a global hub for cultural, business, political, media, legal and sporting events that attract the best from around the world. This central location gives students easy access to some of the city’s best-known museums and galleries, including the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum (not to mention The Courtauld’s own gallery).

London, England, United Kingdom