Modern University of the Year 2019 Awarded to UCA

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

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

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


University of the Year*


University of the Year*

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

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.