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MA History of Art Offer Holders 2021


Congratulations on your offer!

We are excited that you are considering studying at The Courtauld in 2021.

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

If you have any questions, including about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, please see our FAQs below, and do not hesitate to contact us.

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Offer Holder events

The following events are exclusive to Offer holders. Please check your emails for the passwords.

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MA History of Art Offer Holder webinar

Led by Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, Head of Admissions, and Taka Hara, Admissions Officer. This event starts with a presentation to tell you more about The Courtauld, resources, support, careers, and more.

Watch the recording 

The Courtauld Great Room. © Nissen Richards Studio

The Courtauld Gallery: run-up to reopening

Join Professor Sussan Babaie, Professor in the Arts of Iran and Islam, in conversation with Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, while they discuss a range of topics in the run-up to the reopening of The Courtauld Gallery this autumn – including how you will use the Gallery during your studies.

Wednesday 14 April, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Conservation at The Courtauld

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

Wednesday 9 June, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Courtauld community events

In addition to Offer Holder events, we would like to invite you to a range of events that are exclusive to staff and students 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: Auction House professionals LawCommercial Arts │ Charity and non-profit │Public Museums (non-curatorial)

Exclusive Research Forum events:

You can explore all Research Forum events here

Meet our students, faculty, and alumni

Meet our students

Read about their experiences

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Why does Art History Matter?

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Courtauld Books Online

Courtauld Books Online is a series of online scholarly books, which are open-access, freely available to read online and to download without charge.

Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation

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A Reader in East-Central-European Modernism 1918–1956

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Find out more, and explore the full range of books

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many students are you accepting on the programme in 2020/21?

It depends on the number of Special Options which we are running in each academic year. We ordinarily have 8-10 students enrolled on to each Special Option. 

What are the term dates?
How will I be assessed?

The formal assessment of MA History of Art is based on the following four components:

1. A 4,000 word essay relating to the special option, valued at 15% of the overall degree classification (Term 1).

2. A second 4,000 word essay relating to the special option, valued at 20% of the overall degree classification (Term 2).

3. A virtual exhibition assignment, involving the selection and presentation of works of art to be included in an exhibition addressing a particular theme, selected from a list provided for each epical option, valued at 15% of the overall degree classification (Term 2).

4. A 10,000 word dissertation, researched and written over a period of approximately three months with supervision from the special option leader. The topic generally arises from the previous two terms’ study. The dissertation is valued at 50% of the overall degree classification (Term 3).

Can I study a language as part of my studies? 

While we do not provide language classes at The Courtauld, students are able to access language courses through recommended institutions. 

Is it possible to receive a deposit refund? 

Refunds are ordinarily non-refundable, however, we will consider refunds on a case-by-case basis.

Can I defer my place?

We are ordinarily unable to defer places, although may consider deferrals on a case-by-case basis.

When are tuition fees due?

Invoices are issued in late August / early September, in line with our preliminary enrolment period which takes place online.

If there are any changes, we will update you accordingly. 

When will the reading list be available?

 Once you have firmly accepted your place on the course, you tutor will be in touch in the early summer with the reading list.

You are also very welcome to get in touch with your tutor prior to this.

Do I have to purchase books from the reading list?

No, all compulsory texts on your reading lists will be available online to you. 

When will the scholarship decision be announced?

Scholarship decisions will be announced before the deposit deadline.

Where can I found out about accommodation?
What support do you provide for students with disabilities?

You will be supported by a Wellbeing Manager to support any needs you may have on a one-to-one basis. Find out more about student support.

What financial support can I access?

If you are a UK student, you can apply for a Master’s Loan. Find our more from Student Finance.

For current students, we have a Hardship Fund.

Will I receive careers support?

You will receive a range of support as a Courtauld student, from careers guidance, to support with part-time jobs and internships. You will also receive support for 2 years after graduation.

What are the terms and conditions of study?

Please read the terms and conditions here: Terms and Conditions for study at The Courtauld 20 -21 

I have further questions - who should I contact?

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