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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.

About the institution

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.

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Number of Undergraduate Students

18000

Average Undergraduate 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.

Size of Instituition

Large Institution 15,000-30,000

Selectivity

Highly Selective (10-25% admitted), Selective, Somewhat Selective

Campus Style

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

Education Model

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

Are there internship opportunities?

Yes

Are there study abroad options?

Yes, absolutely!

Cost of Tuition

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.

Funding

UAL offer a range of scholarships and financial aid, all of which can be found on our webpage:
https://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/fees-and-funding/scholarships-search

IB Grade Requirements

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.

UFP Grade Requirements

Subjects

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UK Top 50

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Architecture
UK Top 20
Art & Design
UK Top 30
Business & Management Studies
UK Top 50
Communication & Media Studies
UK Top 50
Computer Science
UK Top 100
Dance, Drama & Cinematics
UK Top 50
Marketing
UK Top 30
Subject Name
Degree Area
Architecture
Art & Design
Art & Design
Art & Design
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computing & ICT
Business and Management
Business
Chemistry
Sciences
Communication and Media Studies
English & Media
Computer Games and Graphics
Computing & ICT
Computer Science
Computing & ICT
Creative Writing
English & Media
Drama & Theatre
Performing Arts
Fashion
Art & Design
Film and Media Production
Art & Design
Journalism
English & Media
Marketing
Business
Psychology
Society & Social Sciences

pre-degree Courses

UAL pre-degree courses offer a great opportunity to learn more about art and design and are a good introduction to life and study at UAL. Some of our degrees require you to have completed a Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma as well as your IB.

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