Britain has three of the top spots in the QS World University Rankings for Art & Design.

UAL, Glasgow School of Art and postgraduate specialist RCA all made the top ten in the Art & Design subject table with the remaining seven universities coming from the USA.

Students at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL

Students at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL

UAL was ranked 8th in the world, and 2nd in the UK, in the rankings which highlight the world’s top universities in 36 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor of UAL, said: “I am proud that Britain’s world-leading reputation as a provider in art and design education has been recognised in the QR Rankings. UAL’s position amongst those leading British institutions is credit to the hard work and dedication of staff across the University.

“As Europe’s largest specialist art and design university with more than 19,000 students, UAL is a major global provider of art and design education so it’s gratifying to be recognised for the high quality education we equip our graduates with.”

In December 2014 UAL was placed in the overall top 30 UK research institutions for the quality of research submitted in the REF 2014. It was recognised as a top 5 research university in its broader peer group and first in the power ranking in the Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category.

For full listings and more information, visit the QS World University Rankings by Subject website.