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UAL retains ranking as 2nd in the world for art and design

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  • Written byTeleri Lloyd-Jones
  • Published date04 March 2021
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Molly Wu, A Cycle of Romance, BA Jewellery Design

For the third consecutive year, UAL is ranked second for Art and Design in the QS University World Rankings by Subject 2021.

During a year in which our staff and students have been challenged like never before, it is testament to their commitment that UAL continues to be the highest ranking undergraduate arts institution in the world.

To retain our status, during a year in which we had to reimagine and transform the institution to deliver teaching and expertise digitally, is a credit to our staff and students. Their resilience and ingenuity has demonstrated the enduring value of a creative education at UAL.

— Sir Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor

London cements its reputation as a force for creative education with Royal College of Art, an institution dedicated to postgraduate studies, also retaining its top position.