University of the Arts London

UAL is the world’s biggest factory for trouble - Throughout their time here, students are encouraged to push boundaries and explore the limits of their creativity.


UAL is a city based university with our Colleges based across London.

Undergraduate Students:


Average 1st Year Class Size:

Class sizes vary in each course and College, some courses can have classes as small as 7, others can have up to 40.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a world Top 2 university for art and design according to the QS World University Rankings® and Europe's largest specialist university for art and design.

UAL is made up of six world renowned Colleges including a new Creative Computing Institute. Across our Colleges we teach foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the subject areas: Arts, Design, Fashion, Media and Communication, and Performing Arts.

The collaborative, entrepreneurial and boundary-pushing environment here at UAL continues to produce many of the world’s leading creatives. Our students seek to use creativity to help solve the biggest global challenges from social justice and climate change to health and wellbeing.


IB Grades

UFP Grades

Highly Selective, Selective, Somewhat Selective

For Foundation Diploma entry, Level 3/EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Certificates - 2 at ‘Higher Level’ and 1 at ‘Standard Level’ - all grade 4 or above. Applications for practical art subjects also require a portfolio.

Most students applying to UAL will undertake a foundation diploma before applying to an undergraduate degree.

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

UAL offers a range of honours and integrated masters courses in the wider subject areas:
Media and Communications
Performing Arts

No but, UAL is the number one ranked university in the UK for producing business leaders (Hitachi Capital invoice Finance Stud, 2020)
Students can undertake a Diploma in Professional Studies as part of their course.

Yes, absolutely!

Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

Foundation Diploma is free for home students under 19.
19 or over fee is £5,280+£140 awarding body registration fee.

Foundation Diploma fee for International students is £18,300.

Home tuition fees for full time undergraduate study is £9,250 per year.

International tuition fees for full time undergraduate study is £22,920 per year.

UAL offer a range of scholarships and financial aid, all of which can be found on our webpage:



Country Top 10

Business and Management

Industry Top 50

Computer Science

Culture, Criticism and Curation

Film and Media Production

Psychology of Fashion

Art & Design

Country Top 30, World Top 10

Communication and Media Studies

Cosmetic Science (Chemistry)

Drama & Theatre


Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Computer Games and Graphics

Creative Writing


Industry Top 50


World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020
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Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects

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