University of the Arts London

London, United Kingdom

No. Students: 20,000
Funding type: Public
Listed programmes:
Type of education:

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Located within London, the Colleges are at the heart of their respective communities. Drawing on and contributing to the local culture, they foster closely-knit and welcoming environments in which to study, supported by all the resources of the larger University and the wider arts community.

The Colleges offer the University's 20,000 students a diverse range of courses at all levels from foundation and undergraduate to postgraduate and research. The University's 1,228 teaching staff, as active professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists, lead the way on creative and experimental practice alongside historical and theoretical analysis. The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research and highly-experienced staff creates a unique, multifaceted learning experience for students at the University.

Student life

Student Services at University of the Arts London offers support that enables you to develop your professional, personal and creative potential, helping you to organise essential aspects of living and studying in London. We are committed to offering high quality services that are student-centred, impartial, accessible and confidential.

Throughout your time with us, Student Services staff at Chelsea (see below for location and contact details and our opening hours), and at the Student Hub at 272 High Holborn, offer a one-stop shop for advice and information.

Our services include the following:

Student Advice and Guidance Services

Student Advisers can help you with a range of financial and other issues whilst you are a student, including grants, student loans and benefits, and can also give advice on matters specifically relevant to international students, such as immigration law, funding and your rights as a student.

Creative Careers

Creative Careers offers advice and guidance about finding work, setting up in business, and further study. Students at University of the Arts London can speak to Guidance Specialists and use the Careers Information Centre at High Holborn for a wide range of careers-related research.


College life can be exciting but it can also be stressful. Confidential counselling is available to all University of the Arts London students. If there is anything that is getting in the way of you enjoying life or getting on with your studies, then counselling may help.

Health Advice

The Student Health Advisers can offer support and information on specific health issues while you are a student.

Disability Team

University of the Arts London takes a positive approach so that disabled students can complete their studies successfully and enjoyably. We recognize that disability can include many issues including physical impairments, hidden disability, sensory impairments, dyslexia, health or mental health issues. We encourage you to contact us before you start or at any time during your course if there is anything you would like to discuss with us.


The chaplains offer personal and spiritual support whatever your faith, or none, and are available to anyone who needs a confidential, non-judgemental listening ear. Amongst other things they offer opportunities to explore the dynamic relationships between life and faith, belief and practice, spirituality, art and creativity.

Master's Programmes at University of the Arts London

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