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
A world leading centre for the study of history of art, conservation and curating.

The Courtauld 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 (currently undergoing refurbishment to reopen in 2022). 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

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

Through its global network of 75,000 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 currently located at Vernon Square, right next to the dynamic and vibrant King's Cross area.