University profile

University of the Arts London

2018/19 edition

About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world's leading specialist creative university.

UAL draws together six renowned colleges, each with its own culture, philosophy and focus, and a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:

  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Central Saint Martins
  • Chelsea College of Arts
  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Fashion
  • Wimbledon College of Arts

UAL is a vibrant community of 19,000 students from more than 130 countries and our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide. The university has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.

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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, three MBA programmes and MSc courses, 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.

Visit the UAL website to learn more about postgraduate study at UAL.

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Postgraduate funding

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

Visit the UAL website to see the range of postgraduate funding available.


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.

You can find more information about the University’s specialist art and design facilities on the UAL website.



UAL is located in London, one of the best cities in the world for art and design, with lots of opportunities to make the most of student life.

London is an integral part of the UAL identity – it defines, inspires and challenges us and is central to the experience of studying with us. Our colleges and halls of residence are spread across London, meaning you can get absorbed in the unrivalled range of activities available in the capital.

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How to apply

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

Use the Course Finder on the UAL website to search for a specific postgraduate course.

Come and meet us

Open days provide a great opportunity to visit any of UAL’s colleges. 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 postgraduate open days that take place at each of the six colleges. Take a look at the UAL website for upcoming open day events.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about studying at UAL or any of UAL’s courses, complete an enquiry form, and someone will be in touch.

You can also register your interest in studying at UAL to create a portal where you can book and track event and open day bookings, make enquiries and update your email preferences.

UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2019 QS World University Rankings®.

Contact details

+44 (0)20 7514 6000
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
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