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BA (Hons) History of Art

Entry Requirements



Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement Grades 2019/20:

  • A-levels: Grades AAA-ABB (excluding General Studies).
  • Admissions tutors are flexible on subjects studied, (however if you are completing two A-Levels in practical art subjects, a fourth A-Level is preferred).
  • International A-levels are typically accepted on a grade-per-grade basis.
  • GCSE: A grade A-C in a European language is desirable but not required.
  • Scottish Highers: AAAAB or AAABB, (usually supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers).
  • If you are studying the Advanced Higher subjects, you are likely to be set AA for two subjects, and AAB for three subjects.
  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Advanced Diploma with two A grades at A-Level alongside the Core Certificate at Level 3.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): a minimum 35 points overall, including a score of at least 6 in Group 1 (Language A1), Group 3 (Individuals and Societies) and Group 6 (Arts).
  • European Baccalaureate: 80% overall.
  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3, D3, M2 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects.
  • BTEC: DDM.
  • Access: Access to Humanities Diploma at Level 3 with 39 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining credits at Merit.

International applicants

The Courtauld has a long tradition of welcoming international students. If you are an international applicant, you will be required to apply through UCAS, and you should also send a transcript of your final secondary school results to Student and Academic Services if they are not visible in the UCAS portal.

Entry requirements for many EU and International qualifications can be found here.

For further advice on entrance requirements, including international equivalencies not included on the Guidance page, or if you hold a combination of qualifications, please contact Student and Academic Services at ugadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk  

English Language proficiency: You will be expected to have an effective knowledge of English, both spoken and written in order to apply. If your first language is not English, we will require proof of English proficiency – for details, please see the English Language Requirements page.

Mature Students

We welcome applications from mature candidates, (defined as those at least 21 years old at the time of application) . If you are a mature applicant, please forward a copy of your CV and any transcripts of results from recent study to our admissions team via email (ugadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk) in addition to completing the UCAS application form.

Widening Participation

We warmly encourage widening participation students with a passion for Art History to apply to the Institute, and we want to enable every candidate to have the opportunity to demonstrate their passion and potential. If you are applying as a candidate from socio-economic groups that are under-represented in Higher Education, we do reserve the right to make you a lower offer than our typical entry requirement, if we are convinced of your potential and the passion to thrive on this course. For more information about our widening participation activities at The Courtauld, please click here

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