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University of the Arts London

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University of the Arts London, London United Kingdom

Ranking

# =161QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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98Undergraduate programs

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114Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$22920Average tuition fee

About University of the Arts London

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University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings®, for the fourth year in a row.  It welcomes a diverse body of over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Established in 2004, UAL brings together 6 esteemed arts, design, fashion and media Colleges, which were founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries; and is breaking boundaries with its new Institute:


UAL gives students unique opportunities to learn, create, research and innovate across a whole range of disciplines and at all levels – covering everything from the performing arts, graphic and interior design to fashion and fine art. With a teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists, UAL is one of the world's leading specialist creative universities. The Colleges and Institute each have its own culture, philosophy and focus. UAL graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and the university has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.

About University of the Arts London

For guidance regarding how COVID19 is affecting applications and more, please see updates here.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings®, for the fourth year in a row.  It welcomes a diverse body of over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Established in 2004, UAL brings together 6 esteemed arts, design, fashion and media Colleges, which were founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries; and is breaking boundaries with its new Institute:


UAL gives students unique opportunities to learn, create, research and innovate across a whole range of disciplines and at all levels – covering everything from the performing arts, graphic and interior design to fashion and fine art. With a teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists, UAL is one of the world's leading specialist creative universities. The Colleges and Institute each have its own culture, philosophy and focus. UAL graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and the university has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.

University information

General

3+
580+
6+

Bachelor

6+
24+
1020+

Master

3+
500+
22+
1120+
24+
51+
169+
80+
6+
17,347
83%
17%
9,838
78%
22%
1,326
81%
19%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

22,920 GBP
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Rankings & ratings

University of the Arts London is one of the top public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=161 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2022.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2015
    #8
  • 2016
    #5
  • 2017
    #6
  • 2017
    #196
  • 2018
    #6
  • 2018
    #119
  • 2019
    #2
  • 2019
    #=166
  • 2020
    #2
  • 2020
    #170
  • 2021
    #=166
  • 2021
    #2
  • 2022
    #2
  • 2022
    #=161

Available programs

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the 2021 QS World University Rankings®, for the third year in a row.

UAL brings together 6 renowned Colleges and the recently founded Creative Computing Institute, each with a unique culture, philosophy and focus. The Colleges have a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:


UAL graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and the University has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.


Undergraduate study at UAL

UAL offers over 100 courses at degree preparation and undergraduate level in art, design, fashion, media, communication, screen and performing arts.

The University’s courses are delivered by inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists. With a UAL qualification, you could follow the path of many of the University’s alumni to become a world leader in your field.

Take a look at the list of courses to find out if there's something for you.

 

How to apply

Course pages contain all the information you need to apply, including application forms and entry requirements.

Use UAL's Course Finder to search for a specific undergraduate course.

 

Foundation Diplomas

The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is one of the main routes into practice-based undergraduate courses at University of the Arts London. The course, which lasts one year, will prepare you for higher education and help you decide the specific subject you want to study at undergraduate level.

Learn more about UAL's Foundation Diploma in Art and Design programmes.

 

Undergraduate funding

The UAL website contains information on grants and loans for undergraduates.

UAL also has a range of bursaries, scholarships and awards open to undergraduate students.

If you are from outside the UK, find more information on International Fees and Funding.

 

Facilities

Each of the University’s Colleges boasts specialist equipment and facilities, including stunning galleries, dramatic workspaces and performance venues. Students have access to a range of learning resources — including archives and special collections, with items dating from the 15th century to the 21st — and can borrow materials from all of the College libraries.

Find more information about the University’s specialist art and design facilities.

 

Open Days

Open Days provide a great opportunity to learn about UAL’s courses and facilities, speak with current students and even get application advice. You will get to meet staff and students and gain in-depth information about undergraduate courses, fees and funding. It’s your chance to start to experience life at UAL. The University has a full programme of in-person and online events for you to learn more. Take a look at UAL’s  upcoming Open Day events.

 

Contact us

If you have questions about any of UAL’s courses, complete an enquiry form on your chosen course page.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the 2021 QS World University Rankings®, for the third year in a row, and is Europe's largest specialist university for art and design.

UAL brings together 6 renowned Colleges and the recently founded Creative Computing Institute, each with a unique culture, philosophy and focus. The Colleges have a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:


UAL graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and the University has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.

 

Postgraduate study at UAL

UAL offers a range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts at postgraduate level.

As well as MA courses, the University offers Graduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, an Executive MBA and MSc qualifications, all delivered by inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists. Whatever your chosen discipline, a postgraduate course at UAL will allow you to grow creatively and professionally.

UAL also offers theoretical and practice based research programmes, leading to a PhD or MPhil award in any subject area where appropriately qualified supervision can be provided. The University is ranked among the UK’s top research universities with 83% of research graded as world-leading and internationally excellent, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Learn more about postgraduate study at UAL.

How to apply

Individual course pages contain all the information you need to apply, including application forms and entry requirements.

Use UAL's Course Finder to search for a specific course.

Postgraduate funding

UAL has a range of bursaries, scholarships and awards open to postgraduate students. Learn more about UAL's range of available postgraduate scholarships and funding.

 

Facilities

Each of UAL’s Colleges boasts specialist equipment and facilities, including stunning galleries, dramatic workspaces and performance venues. Students have access to a range of learning resources — including archives and special collections, with items dating from the 15th century to the 21st — and can borrow materials from all of the College libraries.

Find more information about the University’s specialist art and design facilities.

Open Days

Open Days provide a great opportunity to learn about UAL’s courses and facilities, speak with current students and even get application advice.  You will get to meet staff and students and gain in-depth information about postgraduate courses, fees and funding. It’s your chance to start to experience life at UAL.

The University has a full programme of in-person and online  Postgraduate Open Days. that take place at each of the six Colleges. Check out UAL's upcoming Open Day events.

Contact us

If you have any questions about studying at UAL, complete a non-specific enquiry form on our website, and someone will be in touch.

If you have questions about any of UAL’s courses, complete an enquiry form on your chosen course page.

 

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