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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London


About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2 in the world for Art and Design in the 2021 QS World University Rankings®,  for the third year in a row.  

We have a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global businesses to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.

Postgraduate study at UAL
UAL is home to more than 2,400 postgraduate students, working across the fields of art, design, screen, fashion, communication, media and performing art at postgraduate level.

Our courses are 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.

We also offer theoretical and practice-based research programmes, leading to a PhD or MPhil award in any subject area where we can provide appropriately qualified supervision. We are ranked among the UK’s top research universities with 83% of our research graded as world-leading and internationally excellent, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

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

How to apply
Our individual course pages contain all the information you need to apply, including application forms and entry requirements.

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

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

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

Each of our 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 UAL’s specialist art and design facilities on our website.

Open Days
Open Days provide a great opportunity to visit any of our 6 London 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 ask questions, see the studios and facilities and get a real taste of student life at UAL.

We have a full programme of Postgraduate Open Days that take place virtually and at each of our 6 Colleges. Take a look at our website for upcoming Open Day events.

Contact us
If you have any questions about studying at UAL, complete an enquiry form, and someone will be in touch.

For more specific course enquiries, complete an enquiry form on any of our course pages.


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