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Mission Statement

University of the Arts London aims to be recognised as one of the foremost institutions in the world for learning, practice, research and development in arts, design and communication and is built upon the specific histories, identities and achievements of its constituent colleges and their long tradition of engagement with creative, intellectual and professional life.

At UAL, we work to stay at the forefront of new thinking and stay ahead of industry developments so students are ready to launch their careers and define the future of the creative industries. The UAL experience is all about learning by doing: if you see something you like, join it. If you can’t see it, find it. And if it’s not there, start it.

International Role

University of the Arts London aims to be a truly international university by attracting a multicultural staff and student community (we currently welcome students and staff from over 100 nations), building closer academic partnerships with institutions outside the UK, and developing a curriculum that sustains and expands our global role as an exciting and innovative centre for arts, design and communication in a network of like-minded institutions.

With a new long-term international strategy recently launched and being centrally located in a world centre for the creative industries, UAL is truly international. We enhance our global identity through:

·         recruiting nearly 25% of our student body from outside the UK

·         delivering exchange opportunities and Study Abroad programmes for staff and students

·         building collaborative academic and research partnerships

·         developing and leading networks for creative professionals engaged in the fields of design and media

·         offering consultancy and development opportunities

·         working with our international alumni



Erasmus and international partnerships (for student and staff mobility) are coordinated by UAL's International Offices. Exchanges are developed at course level and must be championed by the relevant Course Leader. We ask that all requests for new partnerships come from institutions, rather than individual students.

Partnership Enquiries: [email protected]

UAL Staff and Student Mobility info: http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/erasmus–non-erasmus-exchanges/

Mobility info: [email protected]

National Role

UAL is the largest art, design and communication university in the UK and it plays a key role in the development of art and design education across the sector and shaping the country’s creative industries – which make up nearly a quarter of the country’s economy. It is a major member of the National Arts Learning Network which aims to widen participation in higher education, and we work in partnership with all the key UK art and design universities and colleges. Industry links are extensive, and each College has at least one industry forum which supports academic development and delivery. Industry links also include work placements and internships, mentoring schemes, student bursaries and equipment and materials donations and a range of course sponsorship initiatives.

Main Focus

With over 100 courses in art and design, UAL's cutting edge programmes and courses are delivered by an inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists.

Everything from fashion media, Fine Art through to 3D animation, graphic design and drama, there's a course for everyone.

Faculties and Departments

UAL is made up of 6 unique Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts; Central Saint Martins; Chelsea College of Arts; London College of Communication; London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts. Each College offers pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art, design, fashion, media, communication and performing arts.

Bachelor Level Programs


Master Level Programs


Research Activity and Main Areas

At University of the Arts London, practice and theory-based research enriches our creative environment and positively impacts the work of UAL students and staff, demonstrating our leading global status in the arts, design and communication sectors.

Our academics play a prominent role in the UK’s creative culture, with research outcomes that enrich cultural life, enhance public awareness and understanding of major issues, and are of benefit to the creative and cultural industries.

The University has a vibrant Research culture across its six colleges, with nine University Research Centres and the University Innovation Insights Hub, which lead innovative research and disseminate this through exhibitions, publications, conferences, festivals and workshops.

Doctorate Level Programs

University of the Arts London offers both theoretical and practice-based research programmes, leading to an MPhil or PhD awarded in any subject area where the University can provide appropriately qualified supervision.

We also offer a range of options for visiting students, as well as MPhil and PhD awards for a Research Degree by Published Work.

There are currently over 250 research degree students at UAL who benefit from full access to cross-College resources, interdisciplinary dialogue, and research student training via Research Network UAL (RNUAL). This offers a comprehensive programme of support and training to enhance their studies and future research careers.

UAL also offers a range of fully funded studentships for research degree students.



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Semester Dates

Term 1: October – December

Term 2: January – March

Term 3: April – June

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

Living costs £2500 a term
Course fees: variable


Bachelor: 15878
Master: 2687
Doctorate: 384

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