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Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art is a world leading centre for the study of history of art, conservation and curating.  It is ranked number one for art history in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018) and as an institution leads the whole higher education sector for research quality, and is ranked highest for History of Art (Latest Research Excellence Framework)

Courtauld Institute of Art
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A world leading centre for the study of history of art, conservation and curating

The Courtuald is an independent college of the University of London and was founded in 1932.At the heart of The Courtauld is its Gallery, one of London’s must-see art museums.  A range of degree programmes are offered; a BA, Graduate Diploma and MA in the History of Art; a Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings; an MA in Wall Painting Conservation; an MA in Buddhist Art: History and Conservation; an MA in Curating the Art Museum; and research degrees.

Number of students

  • 569 : No of students
  • 178 : Undergraduate students
  • 391 : Postgraduate students

Our teaching places strong emphasis on critical analysis and historical enquiry so our students develop excellent skills for careers in the art world or beyond.  Our academics are leaders in their fields of research and publication. Teir passion and commitment to their disciplines enriches the student experience by bringing current research and debates into the classroom.

Through its global network of 7,5000 alumni

The Courtauld generates an evolving community of specialists who shape the international art world.  They include Directors of the National gallery, National Portrait gallery and Tate in London.

The Courtauld is located in historic Somerset House on The Strand, right in the heart of London’s West End.