UCA named Modern University of the Year

We have been named ‘Modern University of the Year’ in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

The title was awarded to us for the ground-breaking work we’re doing through our newly-established Business School for the Creative Industries, in addition to our excellent graduate employment record and levels of student satisfaction.

You can find out more about what’s made us Modern University of the Year below.

University of the Year*
Specialist Arts Institution in the UK*
Top 35
of all UK Universities*
of graduates employed within six months**

*The TImes and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
**Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DHLE) July 2018

No.1 for employability

UCA has been ranked the top specialist arts university for graduate employment, with 96.9% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

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There's never been a better time to take a creative course

With over 1.9 million people working directly in the creative industries, there are wide-ranging careers for creative people. Just check out the facts – the latest figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) show that the UK’s creative industries are stronger than ever. According to the DCMS, they are growing at almost twice the rate of the wider UK economy, with the UK’s creative industries now recognised as world-leading.

As the second largest provider of creative arts education in the country, we have launched thousands of students onto exciting career paths with some of the biggest brand names on the planet. 96.9% of UCA graduates are employed (or in further study) within six months of completing their degrees, and we currently have graduates forging careers in a host of rewarding roles – see the next two pages for just some of the career positions secured by our recent graduates.

Our Business School

UCA's Business School for the Creative Industries is the first of its kind in the UK, building on the University's long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

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Distance Learning

Qualifications by studying at distance with UCA Open College of the Arts

Open Days

Explore our campuses, facilities and creative courses at a UCA Open Day.

Vice Chancellor

“Our broad portfolio, close relationship with industry, and drive to nurture creative passion and talent form the foundations of the education we offer are absolutely fundamental to creating modern graduates who are well-placed to tackle the challenges of the modern workplace.”

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