University of the Arts London

London, United Kingdom
UAL offers an extensive 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.
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Why should I study here at University of the Arts London?

Reasons to study at UAL:
  • Teaching

UAL can give you the teaching, facilities and creative space you need to explore your ideas, skills and unique vision. Youll learn from academics working on some of the most exciting research across the creative sector, and youll be supported by a team of technical staff wholl empower you to bring your ideas to life.

  • Reputation

UALs six Colleges have a global reputation for excellence in the arts, which was reiterated in 2015 when the QS World University Rankings placed UAL 8th in the world, and 2nd in the UK, for art and design.

  • Community

UAL is home to more than 19,000 students from over 140 countries. You will expand your horizons, be inspired by new ideas and collaborate with people from different cultures and traditions. Even when its time to leave, UAL will continue to support you. The Universitys Alumni Association is the worlds largest creative network, uniting 200,000 former students around the globe in their passion for art, design, communication, fashion and performing arts.

  • Location

Studying in London gives you a unique perspective on art and design. The face of the city is constantly changing, with a thriving culture of pop-ups, street art and performance spaces.

  • Your future

UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. The Universitys graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors. With a UAL qualification, you could follow the path of many of the Universitys alumni to become a world-leader in your field.

About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world's leading specialist creative university and host to the largest postgraduate arts and design community in Europe.

The University draws together six renowned Colleges, each with a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:

  • Camberwell College of Arts: An inspiring and challenging art school environment in which to develop your skills, experience and networks
  • Central Saint Martins: A world-leading centre for arts and design education
  • Chelsea College of Arts: A celebration of the British art school tradition – a warm, expansive, artist-centred community
  • London College of Communication: A pioneering world-leader in design and media education
  • London College of Fashion: A specialist global fashion education provider
  • Wimbledon College of Arts: An intimate, supportive community of students and academics
Postgraduate Study

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

UAL also offer 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.

Launching Your Career

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:

  • More than half of all Turner Prize nominees
  • Over half of the designers named British Designer of the Year
  • 55 of the Catlin Guide’s most promising graduate artists
  • 8 Oscar winners, 14 BAFTA winners and 2 Palme D’Or winners.

UAL awards research and taught degrees and acts as validating and awarding body for a number of arts institutions in the UK and internationally.

The University also works with a range of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies to provide a small number of courses with University and professional body accreditation.


University of the Arts London prides itself on the variety and quality of its facilities; from state-of-the-art design suites to traditional print studios. Each of the Colleges boasts specialist equipment and facilities, including stunning galleries, dramatic workspaces and performance venues.

Whichever College you choose to study at, you’ll have access to the resources at all six of our Colleges, including the Learning Zones at Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication. These are spaces for social and activity-based learning.

Our six Colleges also hold a wide range of archives and special collections that can be accessed by all UAL students.

These include:

  • African-Caribbean, Asian & African Art in Britain Archive
  • Stanley Kubrick archive, relating to his films and filmmaking process
  • Tom Eckersley archive, including examples of his famous graphic design and poster work
  • Walter Crane collection, holding over 150 books by and about the illustrator and social reformer. The Archives and Special Collections Centre at London College of Communication is a specialist hub for material about filmmaking, printing history and graphic design.”

UAL will always try to help students find the most suitable and convenient place to live, in a fully student-focused environment, within easy reach of you College. The University offers around 3,300 places in self-catering accommodation in halls of residence across the capital.

Student life at University of the Arts London

UAL is based in the heart of London, so students have the perfect opportunity to explore the worlds most visited city. There are hundreds of art galleries and exhibition spaces to discover across London, making it an ideal city to study art and design.

Wherever you come from or whatever your background, you will meet like-minded people. Around 300 languages are spoken in the city, while more than 270 nationalities are represented. Over eight million cosmopolitan inhabitants live side by side in the diverse and vibrant city, just as internationally-renowned arts institutions nestle beside small and independent cultural venues.

Across the city, up-and-coming creative communities are charting the cultural map of the future. You can join them by becoming a UAL student.

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Master's Programmes at University of the Arts London

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Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of the Arts London!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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