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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 01-FEB-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
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UVA Architecture:
Courtauld Institute of Art


The Department of Architectural History offers second-year Masters of Architectural History students the opportunity to study at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London during the fall semester. Students enroll in the fall term of the Courtauld's M.A. program in architectural history, which runs from early October until mid-December. In the past, the program has considered issues such as architectural theory, urbanism, drawings and the concept of the architect. Several site visits are also included in the program.

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The Courtauld Institute of Art is located in Central London, near Covent Garden, the City, and other universities including King's College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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This program is particularly designed for MARH students whose thesis topic would benefit from research time abroad. Thus, students are expected to arrive in London at about the same time as fall semester begins in Virginia for a month of independent work on their theses. The Courtauld faculty is willing to advise students on their research during this time. Topics need not be restricted to British subjects as London is an easy and inexpensive point of departure for travel throughout Europe. Equally, some American topics may benefit from research time abroad.

Please note that the schedule for Courtauld is later than the other study abroad programs to accommodate the needs and curriculum of Architectural History graduate students.

For M.A. Students in Architectural History

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Lisa Reilly | | 434-924-1316
Faculty Director

To apply for this program, students must first contact the Faculty Director to ensure eligibility and to complete the appropriate application.

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Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Financial Aid

Participants remain eligible for financial aid and student loans.

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The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


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All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office for information about re-entering the U.S. at the conclusion of the program.


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All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.