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University of the Arts London

About University of the Arts London

Affiliated with the Universities UK, the University of the Arts London (UAL) is a collegiate institution of higher education based in London city. Established in 1986, UAL was a federation of seven former independent colleges and was initially known as the London Institute. In 1988, the Privy Council granted it the authority to award degree programs. In 2003, UAL received university status, but it was in the year 2004 that it adopted its current name.

UAL operates its schools at six locations across London, with each campus consisting of modern academic, accommodation and recreation facilities. The Language Centre provides evening classes in foreign languages and English language courses to international students. The campus features numerous cafes and canteens that offer a range of food and drink options. It has nine arts shops selling fashion, design and art materials. The university is home to seven professional galleries that host a variety of exhibitions and events. Other facilities featured on the campus include a medical center, libraries, printing facilities, and computers, digital resources, laminating and binding services. UAL also extends counseling and Chaplaincy services to those who need it. Apart from this, the university maintains 13 dormitory-style residence halls in different parts of the city. It also provides help to those who choose to stay in privately-rented rooms.

The University of the Arts London has six schools that offer educational programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. It extends specialization in various disciplines of arts, performing arts, design, and fashion. The university also offers pre-degree and short courses in 18 subjects. UAL is an internationally-diverse community of 18,000 students, including 3,000 learners from 130 countries of the world who make up 15% of the total student body.

University of the Arts London Rankings

  • #51 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #45 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021

University of the Arts London Course Rankings

University of the Arts London Business Courses Ranks

  • #53 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #109 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021

Why University of the Arts London?

• World-renowned institution for high quality teaching and research in arts and design.
• An international university with students from over 110 
• Incredible facilities - studios, workshops, media suites, galleries and theatre spaces inspire students
• Impressive links with industry and partner organisations enable students to work on live projects during their studies and gain valuable contacts

University of the Arts London Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Arts (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 19440
Media Films (9 Courses) 1 Year - 5 Year GBP 12860 - GBP 17920

University of the Arts London Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Media Films IELTS

University of the Arts London Admission Requirements for International Students:

  • UCAS Application form
  • High school transcripts inclusive of grades from the last three years with a GPA of 3.5 and above.
  • Proof of English proficiency: IELTS/PTE/CAE/CPE scores for applicants.
  • Copy of Passport
  • Portfolio (According to course requirements)
  • Personal essay/Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Health Insurance Cover
  • Proof of financial support (Must be a dated bank statement with official signature and/or the Declaration of Finances.)
  • Video conference/In-person Interview

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Test Score Range
IELTS 5.0 – 7.5
PTE 51 – 73
CAE 169 – 191

University of the Arts London Highlights

Type Public
Campus setting Urban
Annual Endowment 321.6 million
Cost of attendance £25,442
Campus housing capacity 3286
Student retention rate 88%

University of Arts London Cost of Attendance

Expenses Amount (Pounds)
Tuition £9,250 Undergraduate Courses
£22,880 Postgraduate Courses
Housing fee £130 per week (average)
Meals £35 per week
Personal expenses £33 per week

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of the Arts London Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 22,920


£ 22,920

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 4,222

Campus accommodation

£ 7,098

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.