If you are thinking of submitting an application for our Master’s, Semester or Summer programs, please familiarise yourself with the admissions requirements for each program. For more information, we encourage you to attend an Open Day, Information Session near you or book an appointment to visit the Institute at our Bedford Square campus and meet with an Admissions Officer.
Appointments to visit the London Campus can be arranged via the Admissions Office where you can discuss any questions about the admissions process. If you are unable to visit the campus we can also arrange a telephone appointment if more convenient.
To schedule a visit or telephone appointment, please contact Samantha Roberts-Aird at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Master’s, Semester and Four-Week Summer programs are all validated by The University of Manchester, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the U.K.
In London, we offer four Master's Degree programs: Art Business, Contemporary Art, Fine and Decorative Art and Design, and Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. All MA’s start with an intensive shared unit ‘Navigating the Art World,’ which provides an in-depth introduction to the art world and development of professional and critical skills. In addition, the flexible structure of the Master’s programs allows students to further specialize their studies, once they have completed the core units of their chosen MA, by choosing two electives from a broad range of expertly led units.
Learn more about the Master's program at the London campus here.
For each of the four Master’s programs a two-semester Postgraduate Diploma is available to students who complete the required coursework for an MA Degree program but who do not wish to write a Master's Degree Dissertation. Learn more about the Postgraduate Diploma at the London campus here.
The Institute offers a number of full-time fifteen-week programs which run both in the Autumn and the Spring semester and some of which can be taken on a part-time basis. These programs do not require any previous university qualifications and are designed for students who have a strong vocational or professional interest in a specific subject. They can also provide the necessary foundation for students who lack a formal education in art history and are applying to an MA program at the Institute. Learn more about the Semester Study programs at the London campus here.
Summer Study Programs
The Summer Study programs offer intensive courses in areas of art business, art history, finance, contemporary art and design. The programs are designed for undergraduates, graduates, career changers and all those interested in art and the art world. Full-time courses are offered over two sessions and students have the option to attend both. Learn more about the Summer Study program at the London campus here.
Now accepting applications for Master's Programs beginning in 2017. Apply Now
The priority deadline for MA applications is March 1st, 2017. Applications received after March 1st will be considered based on space availability.
Now accepting applications for Semester programs beginning in January 2017 and September 2017. Apply Now
Post-EU Referendum (Brexit)
Following the outcome of the EU referendum, there has been a period of uncertainty for students wishing to study in the UK. Sotheby’s Institute of Art is proud to be a global institution, and we continue to welcome European and international students.
There will be a gradual exit process during which the UK will be in a state of transition. The change will not happen immediately. We anticipate that there will be no alteration in our admissions arrangements for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 EU student cohorts.
Throughout this period, we will continue to provide advice and guidance on studying in the UK. We aim to offer clarity on issues directly affecting our non-UK European students and deliver a first-class admissions experience for all of our students. For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions.