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Basically I've been offered places for history of art at both UCL and the Courtauld. Both are incredibly prestigious places to take it, but it seems that its Courtauld Graduates who do the most, but these people generally only go there for postgrad, not BA (these people include the director of the National Gallery, the director of the British Museum, the director of the Tate).

One of my main priorities is accommodation, which is guaranteed at UCL, whereas I don't think I'd be likely to be granted accommodation at the Courtauld as I live quite close to it, because of this I'm in a quandary as to where I should apply. Any thoughts?
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Basically I've been offered places for history of art at both UCL and the Courtauld. Both are incredibly prestigious places to take it, but it seems that its Courtauld Graduates who do the most, but these people generally only go there for postgrad, not BA (these people include the director of the National Gallery, the director of the British Museum, the director of the Tate).

One of my main priorities is accommodation, which is guaranteed at UCL, whereas I don't think I'd be likely to be granted accommodation at the Courtauld as I live quite close to it, because of this I'm in a quandary as to where I should apply. Any thoughts?
I've firmed UCL for History of Art it really depends on what environment you want. I withdrew my application from the Courtauld, as I didn't want to be in a small, single faculty university, and I also didn't want to study French or Italian. Another thing that put me off the Courtauld was the lack of financial support and, as you said, the accommodation situation. In contrast I liked the flexibility of the course at UCL, as well as the fact that as it's a larger uni there's more going on.

It's really up to you, both courses are strong - I guess try and look at which course you prefer, and also think about the environment you want to study in. Try visiting them, I firmed UCL before I had visited it but went to an Offer Holder day and it confirmed my decision.


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Basically I've been offered places for history of art at both UCL and the Courtauld. Both are incredibly prestigious places to take it, but it seems that its Courtauld Graduates who do the most, but these people generally only go there for postgrad, not BA (these people include the director of the National Gallery, the director of the British Museum, the director of the Tate).

One of my main priorities is accommodation, which is guaranteed at UCL, whereas I don't think I'd be likely to be granted accommodation at the Courtauld as I live quite close to it, because of this I'm in a quandary as to where I should apply. Any thoughts?
If you're asking which one has the better reputation academically, it's the Courtauld. Good for you for getting a place at both. Courtauld does have accommodation at Duchy House on the Strand.
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If you're asking which one has the better reputation academically, it's the Courtauld. Good for you for getting a place at both. Courtauld does have accommodation at Duchy House on the Strand.
OP knows that but says they might not get a place due to living nearby already. UCL don't look at location when allocating a room and the Coulthard do.
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Same boat as you OP, even down to accommodation(I live in London). And there's also East Anglia as an option for me (?_?)

with only two hours to go...
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I've firmed UCL for History of Art it really depends on what environment you want. I withdrew my application from the Courtauld, as I didn't want to be in a small, single faculty university, and I also didn't want to study French or Italian. Another thing that put me off the Courtauld was the lack of financial support and, as you said, the accommodation situation. In contrast I liked the flexibility of the course at UCL, as well as the fact that as it's a larger uni there's more going on.

It's really up to you, both courses are strong - I guess try and look at which course you prefer, and also think about the environment you want to study in. Try visiting them, I firmed UCL before I had visited it but went to an Offer Holder day and it confirmed my decision.


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Hello! I plan to study Art History at UCL. I am an international student. May I know your opinion about the program? UCL History of Art program looks broad and the modules are varied. Thanks!

I was also wondering if there are many mature students at UCL. (I am 28)
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Hello! I plan to study Art History at UCL. I am an international student. May I know your opinion about the program? UCL History of Art program looks broad and the modules are varied. Thanks!

I was also wondering if there are many mature students at UCL. (I am 28)
Hi!

Did you decide to take your place at UCL? I have UCL as my insurance choice for History of Art (with SOAS as firm with History of Art and South-East Asian Studies).

I am a mature student too, slightly younger at 24.
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