Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to commonly asked questions
Prospective students and applicants are welcome to book an individual appointment with our Recruitment Officer, arrange a tour or sit in on a class. To visit Christie’s Education London before or during the application process, please schedule an appointment by emailing admissionsUK@christies.edu
Please note however there is limited or no access to certain areas of our Grade II* listed building for those with physical impairments. If you have additional requirements please contact us in advance of visiting.
Applications can be made online only by accessing the individual programme pages on our website christies.edu
- Completed application
- A university degree, normally equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree-level
- Applicants whose first language is not English should normally have IELTS 7
- Applicants must also provide a 1,000 – 2,000 word writing sample on an art-related subject
- Personal Statement (500 – 1,000 words)
- Two academic references on institutional letterhead (or equivalent professional references for mature students)
- Colour copy of passport photo page and previous UK visas if applicable
- Paid Application Fee: £30
*For queries about international equivalencies of qualifications please email applicationsUK@christies.com. We use NARIC to benchmark our equivalencies
Full details on the Recruitment and Admissions Policy and Procedure are available at christies.edu/london/policies-and-information
All communication will be via the student gateway. Once an application has been submitted you will also be able to track your application through the system
If you require a visa to study in the UK, we recommend you submit your application form by April of the year you intend to study. Applications will normally be acknowledged within three working days. It is advisable to apply as soon as possible if you require a visa or funding
Interviews are not mandatory at Christie’s Education LondonPlease note however there is limited or no access to certain areas of our Grade II* listed building for those with physical impairments. Christie’s Education London will invite for interview and orientation any students presenting themselves as needing additional requirements
48 hours from receipt of ALL documentation (including references). Postgraduate applicants will hear the outcome of their application by email
All applicants who need a visa to study in the United Kingdom are required to evidence their English Language ability by submitting a UKVI IELTS certificate with an overall score of 7 with no individual component below 5.5. The exception to this is if you have completed a degree in an English speaking country. Please refer to the Recruitment and Admissions Procedure for a list of UKVI defined English Speaking countries at: christies.edu/london/policies-and-information
If you are an EU student that has not previously studied at degree level in the medium of English you will be required to evidence your English Language competency
Applicants must provide a 1,000-2,000 word writing sample on an art related subject. This should be written in an academic style with references. If you do not have a sample from your undergraduate course, you may visit a museum or exhibition of your choice and write a new sample relating to the degree for which you are applying
References can be academic or professional, or a combination of both. You should ask people familiar with your educational or professional background and abilities. Personal references will not be accepted
The Admissions team at either campus will provide assistance in filling out your application form
Please contact us on +44 (0)207 389 4350 or applicationsUK@christies.com
Yes, but you must apply separately to each programme. This means two separate application forms, two fees, two essays etc… Applications for each programme will be reviewed and decisions made with no consideration for the other application
Yes, after an applicant has formally accepted their offer, they may apply for a deferral to the next academic year in writing. However, you cannot transfer your deferred acceptance to another programme. If you wish to change to a programme at a different Christie’s Education location you will have to re-apply and where applicable re-interview for that location and programme
An applicant may appeal the admissions decision. Please refer to the Recruitment and Admissions Policy, Recruitment and Admissions Procedure, Admissions Complaints Procedure and Admissions Appeals Procedure, which can all be found in the Policies and Procedures section at christies.edu/london/policies-and-information
Master's degree programmes fees for 2019-2020 are:
- MSc Art, Law and Business: £36,000*
- MA Art History and Art World Practice: £36,000*
*All fees include study trips in the UK and abroad.
Fees may be subject to change. If this were to happen you would be notified in a timely manner and presented with the options available. For up-to-date information visit christies.edu/london/how-to-apply
A non-refundable deposit of 5% of the first years fees is payable when offered a place on postgraduate programmes as well as the part-time courses. The balance of the fee is payable by 1 September of the relevant academic year. Installment plans are available upon request. These will incur an additional administration fee and need to be agreed by 1 September. Payment may be made via the application portal. Please note that all locations are subject to change and dates will be confirmed at the start of your programme
Some students may be eligible for a UK Postgraduate Master's loan, to find out more visit gov.uk/masters-loan
Christie’s Education offers a variety of support who need financial assistance, visit christies.edu/london/scholarships-financial-aid for up-to-date information
Unfortunately we currently do not offer scholarships for certificate, part-time or short courses at Christie's Education
Yes, all applicants are welcome to apply to all scholarships
Christie’s Education is licensed to sponsor students under Tier 4 of the points based system. If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will be sent a Tier 4 visa information pack in June of the year in which you hope to commence your studies. Subject to meeting the Tier 4 eligibility criteria Christie's Education will issue your CAS number from mid-June. With this number, you will be able to apply for your student visa. Please visit the UKVI website for information on the visa application process.
Please note that obtaining a visa is the sole responsibility of the student. Please ensure you apply for your visa in good time for the start of your programme
Christie's Education does not have its own accommodation. However, we do provide a list of accommodation options which is sent out to all incoming students in their Pre-arrival and Welcome Pack. Visit: christies.edu/london/studying-in-london for further information.
Weekly schedules vary by programme and term. For scheduling questions and sample schedules please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Career and professional development services are offered to all of our Master’s students and are designed to complement your chosen course of study. Our Career Services Officers strive to provide students with the necessary skills and exciting opportunities to find a meaningful career following graduation. We encourage a proactive approach, with students building connections and developing their networks while studying with us which eases their transition into employment.
The Professional Development Programme provides students with a series of sessions where art world professionals are invited to offer insight into their careers, share industry-specific advice and explain the importance of transferrable skills to the students. Students have unparalleled access to professionals across the full breath of the art world: auction house representatives, gallerists, collectors, arts journalists, museum and public sector professionals, art fair representatives, art advisors, and dealers.
The Programme also provides students with workshops to develop skills in networking, CV and cover letter writing and interview technique. Christie’s HR also provide students with the opportunity to attend a mock interview with one of Christie’s recruitment professionals.
There are a number of payment options open to you. The most convenient method is the payment online via our applications portal. The registration link is attached to the individual short course page. You may also make a payment over the telephone by contacting our office directly on +44 (0)207 389 2025. If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact our office on the number above or email email@example.com and we can send the details over to you.
Please note our booking terms and conditions:
Terms and Conditions:
Fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment. Enrolment is on a strictly first come first served basis. It is not possible to replace individual sessions that you are unable to attend with sessions on a future course. Christie's Education reserves the right to alter the content and dates of all courses and to cancel advertised courses as a result of circumstances beyond its control. Notice of course cancellation will be received two weeks prior to the course starting date. Should any student who has enrolled on a course find that they need to withdraw or transfer to a different course, please see below the details of the notice required for refunds and transfers.
More than 14 days before the start of the course
Withdrawal: 90% refund of course fee
Transfer: Administration fee equal to 10% of the course fee
14 days or less before the start of the course
Withdrawal: No refund
Transfer: No refund of original course fee; fee for new course payable in full
After the start of the course
Withdrawal: No refund
Transfer: No refund of original course fee; fee for new course payable in full
Due to the cyclic structure of the certificate courses, if you miss a module during one cycle, you can pick it up in the following sequence of modules. Please contact the short course coordinator at our London campus to find out more information:+44 (0)20 7389 2025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org