London, United Kingdom

Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London is one of the most dynamic media, design, business, and computing institutions in the UK.

Our students benefit from world-class facilities and learn from some of the most insightful and inspiring minds in the creative and digital industries. Driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, we produce highly employable and enterprising graduates. We are the top-ranked specialist university for graduate salaries in creative art and design and have a strong track record when it comes to business creation.

Our creative community

We offer a range of pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subject areas including:

  • Animation and Illustration
  • Architecture and Interiors
  • Computing
  • Digital Technology and Photography
  • Fashion
  • Graphics and Design
  • Management
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Music and Sound
  • TV and Film

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Student experience

“On visiting Ravensbourne I discovered that it was really different to a ‘traditional’ higher education institution – there is just so much creative talent. When people around you are working on everything from filmmaking to shoe design, VR to textiles, you can’t help but feel inspired.”
Anna Thorp, Ravensbourne alumna

“What appealed to me about my degree course was the practical nature of the programme which was structured with lectures from industry leaders and project-based learning. A small group learning style also appealed to me, which meant students would be taken of care properly.”
Yuki Kanda, Ravensbourne alumnus

Find out more about the Ravensbourne student experience on our blog.

Ravensbourne University London

Employability and industry links

While the creative industries are competitive, Ravensbourne graduates rise to the challenge and carve out strong careers time after time. Master’s study includes live projects and industry-based learning, which will include collaboration and knowledge sharing with professional organisations.

Collaboration with the creative industries is crucial to Ravensbourne’s commitment to giving you the specialist skills and opportunities you need to kickstart your career. Ravensbourne hosts alongside its student community more than 100 creative technology businesses that utilise its cutting-edge technologies and media resources, and collaborate with its student body and industry partners.

Our London location and facilities

Located next to London’s Design District on the Greenwich Peninsula, we have a vibrant and diverse community of under 4,000 students at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. A hub for fashion, design, the arts and technology, Ravensbourne University London attracts creative talent from all around the world.

We deliver a range of tailored resources to support your learning and students have access to all of our industry standard facilities, including:

  • 3D Prototyping suite
  • Atelier
  • Audio, production and editing suites
  • Café
  • Computer rooms
  • Kit store (with lighting and audio-visual equipment available to loan)
  • Library
  • Quiet and collaborative study spaces
  • Student relaxation space
  • TV and photography studios

Scholarships and funding

Please visit our website for more scholarship and funding information.

Department / School information and available programmes:

Ravensbourne is a leading higher education institution with a vocationally focused portfolio of digital media and design courses, from pre-degree to postgraduate.

We believe your professional career starts on your first day at Ravensbourne, not your last. We place great emphasis during your studies on preparing you for work. And we’ve proven to be successful, as year on year we achieve high levels of graduate employment.

Achieve your potential
We have a lively student population of circa 4,500 where individuals can thrive and fulfil their creative potential. Our learners are required to collaborate and innovate; to think beyond the conventions of their specialisms and to be genuinely creative in the pursuit of digital media and design solutions.

We believe in vocational learning, professional integrity, and ethical practice. At the heart of this is an exciting and stimulating student-centred learning and teaching environment, supported by inspirational teaching staff, state-of-the-art learning spaces and the latest digital technology.

Progress through vocational learning
From your first day, we encourage you to work towards your career goals and provide you with opportunities to progress through our various qualification levels to achieve them.

All our degree courses promote personal and professional development to prepare you for a career in the fast-paced creative industries.

Be industry ready
We’re closely integrated with the industry, offering unrivalled access to the best resources on offer. Industry-led lectures and workshops; work placements; careers and employability support; ‘real-life’ project briefs, and industry-standard technology and facilities.

These opportunities and facilities, coupled with professional teaching staff and alumni well networked in industry circles, place our students ahead of their peers in the eyes of potential employers.

Be one of the best
Ravensbourne has a world-class reputation, evidenced in part by our pedigree of award-winning students. Our students secure top awards in competitions held by the RSA, D&AD, Promax, Royal Television Society, Graduate Fashion Week, New Designers, Marks and Spencers amongst many others.

Ravensbourne was commended for its commitment to recruiting students from a diverse range of backgrounds, for its practice-based approach to learning through activities such as industry projects, and for its excellent digital resources. These, together with extensive industry partnerships have resulted in 89%* of Ravensbourne's graduates being in work or further education 15 months after graduation.
*Source: Graduate Outcomes Survey (HESA statistic (Table 6) for full-time undergraduates, released in 2023 relating to 2020/21 graduates).

International students
Ravensbourne is a popular destination for international students who want to study in London, a city whose creative industries lead the world in digital media and design.

We have a strong reputation overseas due to our world-class facilities and staff who are highly experienced practitioners in their fields. We also invest in developing strong links with industry in the UK and internationally, so that our students benefit from commercial awareness and practice. We are a member of the British Council’s Education UK Partnership and the UK Council for International Affairs.

Our location
We are located in a new iconic award-winning building equipped with the latest digital technologies and facilities.

Located next door to the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue, The O2, it provides stunning collaborative work spaces, high-tech creative suites and wi-fi access.

The Ravensbourne campus is connected physically and virtually, locally and globally through excellent transport and IT infrastructure hubs. Our location means quick and simple links to London’s underground, riverboat and bus networks, as well as a short commute to London City Airport.

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