Taught course

Courtauld Graduate Diploma in the History of Art

Courtauld Institute of Art · Courtauld Institute of Art

Entry requirements

We accept overseas qualifications equivalent to a 2.1 in a UK first degree (e.g. US applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above). All applicants are expected to have an effective knowledge of English, both spoken or written. For applicants whose first language is not English, we require proof of English proficiency.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Diploma is a concentrated form of the undergraduate degree and gives graduates of other disciplines the opportunity to transfer their skills to the study of history of art.

On graduating, students will be:

  • exposed to and understand a wide range of specialisms within History of Art
  • well placed to take an MA in History of Art

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide proof of your English proficiency. The Courtauld requires an IELTS score of 7.0 or recognised equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (5000 words)

Course contact details

Alex Hawkins
+44 (0)207 848 2635