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University of the Arts London

UAL is ranked in the top 2 universities in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings®, 2024).

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We offer pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of creative subjects including art, design, screen, communication, fashion, media and performing arts.

You’ll learn from expert tutors, with access to the best facilities across our 6 renowned Colleges and Institute: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Wimbledon College of Arts and the UAL Creative Computing Institute.

You’ll also benefit from our extensive business links and career support. We are one of the world’s most international universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. As a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, leading to new conversations and innovative work.


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International students

UAL is home to over 22,000 students from 130 countries. We are proud of our international student and staff community and are committed to offering an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone.

We’re made up of all types of people, from all kinds of places, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital.

Ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2023 QS Best Student Cities list, it’s no wonder that thousands of students from across the globe choose to study in London. Its world class universities, thriving cultural sector, diverse population and abundance of businesses make it the perfect place for all our students to build their future careers and develop their creative practice.

When you arrive at UAL, you’ll automatically become a member of Arts SU and part of a ready-made community here. You’ll have access to over 100 free societies and sports clubs, representing hobbies, cultures and countries from across the globe.

Angelica Ellis (left) BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles_ Print, and Ashaana Bheir (orange top), Memunatu Barrie (red knit jumper) both BA (Hons) Textile Design

Quick Facts

For the 6th year in a row, UAL is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the 2024 QS World University Rankings®.

2 of our Colleges were rated in the top 3 fashion schools in the world.

1 in 5 of our students own or manage a business after graduating.

We are in the top 20 universities in the Guardian’s 2023 University Guide.

96% of our graduates are in further study or work within 6 months of graduation.

UAL is Europe’s largest art and design community, most notably Europe’s largest art and design postgraduate community.

London is ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2023 QS Best Student Cities list.

We are 5th in People & Planet’s University Green League.

UAL has produced over half of all Turner Prize winners.

UAL won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2024, the highest national honour in Higher Education.

UAL received ‘world-leading’ status from the Office for Students (OfS).

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