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

3,530 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 79%
  • Part Time 21%


  • UK 42%
  • EU 17%
  • Other 41%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Art & Design 215 1675 1890
Education 0 355 355
Communication & Media Studies 0 345 345
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 325 325
Business & Management Studies 0 175 175
Marketing 0 125 125
History of Art, Architecture & Design 0 80 80
Architecture 0 50 50
Creative Writing 0 40 40
Psychology 0 35 35
Librarianship & Information Management 0 25 25
Materials Technology 0 25 25
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. 
  • This includes two types of International Postgraduate Scholarships: a partial tuition fee remission of £5,000 available to 25 eligible students on a full-time taught masters course; and eight scholarships of £25,000 each that cover tuition fee charges and make a contribution towards living costs; scholarship recipients will also be offered accommodation for the duration of their study.
  • Please use the university website's scholarship search tool to access further details.