Leeds Arts University

UK

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Leeds Arts University is the highest ranked specialist arts university for Design & Crafts (Guardian 2018) and Student Satisfaction (NSS 2017).

  • Top 5 for Design & Crafts
  • Best Facilities Winner (2014 & 2016)
  • In Leeds - the UK’s best student city
  • Students from over 50 countries
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As told by the university

About Leeds Arts University

A small, friendly and independent specialist arts university, Leeds Arts University has been delivering high quality art and design courses for 170 years. A significant contributor to global art education, Leeds Arts University’s illustrious alumni list includes names such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Marcus Harvey, Damien Hirst, Danny Sangra and Omar Kashoura.

The University welcomes students from all over the globe and values the diversity brought in by international students. Currently more than 100 international students from over 50 countries are enrolled on Leeds Arts University’s intensive foundation diploma, bachelors and masters courses.

Why Leeds Arts University is a preferred art education choice?

  • Consistent top rankings in league tables - Leeds Arts University has long been topping the league table charts. The University is Top 5 in the Guardian’s 2018 Design & Crafts table, making it the highest-ranked specialist arts university.
  • Award-winning facilities – Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities here; the University has won the Whatuni Student Choice Award for the UK University with the Best Facilities twice in three years (2014 and 2016).
  • Best Student City - The University is located in the UK’s top student city – The Independent voted Leeds as the best student city in UK in 2016. Hosting over 125,000 students, Leeds’ dynamic art and social scene offers memorable living and learning experiences to students.
  • Careers, Employability & Enterprise - Carefully designed career guidance and support is offered for all graduates - 89% of LAU graduates are in employment within six months after graduation - with 84% employed in a creative occupation.
  • Student support - International students receive great academic and personal support ranging from free English language support, scholarships, guaranteed accommodation, plus advice on immigration and work opportunities.

Hear It from the Students

Wing, BA (Hons) Animation student from Hong Kong:

“Studying at Leeds Arts University is really enjoyable because of the excellent reputation and brilliant teaching support and facilities. I feel well integrated with the other students as there is lots of group work and plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas.

There are so many art galleries, book fairs and artistic events happening every month. Life in Leeds is unbelievably awesome!”

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Entry Requirements

Fees and Scholarships

Facilities

Leeds - Best Student City

Student Life and Support

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.0

Undergraduate

5.5

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COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

£12,000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£6,656

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£12,500

POSTGRADUATE

£13,500

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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