University of the Arts London (UAL)

University of the Arts London (UAL) is host to Europe’s largest postgraduate arts and design community across its six renowned colleges. Postgraduate study at UAL is challenging – students are expected to use initiative and deliver work well beyond what they thought was possible. But students are also in a stimulating environment full of opportunities: studying with UAL at postgraduate level allows students to grow creatively and professionally, whatever their discipline.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,850 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 83%
  • Part Time 17%


  • UK 38%
  • EU 16%
  • Other 46%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Art & Design 205 1920 2125
Communication & Media Studies 0 415 415
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 355 355
Business & Management Studies 0 215 215
Education 0 210 210
Marketing 0 150 150
History of Art, Architecture & Design 0 100 100
Other 0 75 75
Architecture 0 50 50
Psychology 0 45 45
Creative Writing 0 35 35
Librarianship & Information Management 0 30 30
Materials Technology 0 30 30
Music 0 20 20

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,000–10,000
Mixed 9,500–11,100
Laboratory 9,500–11,100
Clinical -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • UAL offers a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and awards provided through generous donations from individuals, companies and philanthropic charities, as well as from university funds. 
  • 150 UAL UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarships of £5,000 are available as fee waivers to Home and EU applicants.
  • Please use the university website's scholarship search tool to access further details.