Ravensbourne University London

Industry-focused university on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula collaborating with the creative and digital industries to give students the skills and opportunities they need to kick-start their careers.

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Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London is a specialist, industry-focused university on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula collaborating with the creative and digital industries to give students the skills and opportunities they need to kick-start their careers.

When it comes to creative graduate salaries, Ravensbourne is the number one specialist university in the UK, and is in the top 10 of all institutions in England*

There is also a growing demand for the creative talents of our students from the digital, engineering and technical industries, which reflects the huge growth of the creative industries over recent years (30% between 2012 and 2016).

These results reflect the fact that at Ravensbourne University London, students are professional creatives from the day they join us. We work in close partnership with employers to foster the mindsets and skillsets that the creative industries need.

* Based on median salaries five years after graduating, taken from the Department for Education’s Longitudinal Education Outcomes 2018.

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Ravensbourne University London 6 Penrose Way Greenwich Peninsula London SE10 0EW

Features and Benefits

Award-winning facilities

RIBA award for best Higher Education building

Experienced staff

with industry greats, ​from Vogue to Walt Disney Studios, ​the BBC and more.​

Best city for students

in the world

96.4% of students

were in work six months after graduating (2017)

Easy to apply

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Experience London

London is a bustling metropolis of art, music, food and everything in between. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city steeped in culture and history, and Ravensbourne is at the creative heart of it.

Home to students from across the globe, London is an inspiring place to study. A hub for fashion, design, the arts and technology, it attracts creative talent from all around the world.

Immerse yourself in culture as you wander across London’s historic bridges and stumble across some of its most iconic landmarks. From art galleries to pop up theatre and from live music to interactive exhibitions, London is overflowing with energy and the perfect place to kick-start a thriving career in the creative industries.

Explore London


Art plays an essential role in London’s thriving culture scene. There are an estimated 1,500 permanent exhibition spaces and countless pop-up art installations throughout the year.

Whether you are a lover of the classics or looking for something more contemporary, there are a plethora of galleries to choose from.


Explore our city’s fascinating history at the Museum of London or discover everything from Chinese ceramics to Alexander McQueen evening dresses at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum.

Award-winning facilities

Swathed in a mosaic of 28,000 gleaming tiles, our building plays a standout role on the Greenwich Peninsula. Bold, brave and built for 21st-century learning, it perfectly encapsulates all that is Ravensbourne.

Campus - Key Information
  • Featuring a variety of workspaces, including social and quiet areas, high-tech creative suites, technology hubs, design studios and more
  • An area of 17,000m2 to house 1,400 students in inter-disciplinary, open-plan work spaces
  • A £16m industry-standard high-definition digital broadcast facility
  • Two floors of the latest technology for 2D and 3D printing
  • A roof-garden with views of the Thames
  • Cafe and retail space on the lower ground floor
  • The building is cooled by a chilled beam system that efficiently heats and cools the building by channelling energy through the floor

The Ravensbourne building

Designed by Farshid Moussavi from the acclaimed Foreign Office Architects in 2010, the Ravensbourne building has been hailed as a masterclass in functional design and public art by RIBA magazine. Thanks to its eco-friendly design and dazzling good looks, the building swiftly won the RIBA award for best Higher Education building in 2011.

Greenwich Peninsula

Ravensbourne is located at the heart of London’s newest permanent creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula.  We’re nestled beside the O2 arena, with views stretching across the River Thames, to Canary Wharf, Maritime Greenwich and beyond.

The Tide: London’s first elevated park

The Tide is London’s first-ever elevated riverside linear park, and it’s right on our doorstep. Running from Peninsula Square and along the riverside, it’s currently 1km in length, and will be 5km when completed. That’s longer than the High Line in New York.

This swirl of raised, landscaped walkways and sunken parks, is lined with native trees, grasses and wildflowers, reaching 9m at its highest point. What’s more, it offers wooden sun loungers along the river banks, for a spot of sunbathing between lessons or some quiet time for creative thought.

Cherry on the cake is Damian Hurst’s Mermaid and work by a host of other artists. Ever seen a slice of ship? You will here.

Student Experience

Within its walls lives a community bursting with creativity. Like-minds, who don’t believe there are silly ideas - just ideas - and who are brave enough to take creative risks. It's a place where ideas collide, people connect and disciplines unite.

Societies and clubs

From film to beauty there's a society or club for everyone.

4% of students

Are from overseas

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Ravensbourne prides itself on its industry networks and the way that we prepare our students for their careers in media and design.

Throughout a student’s time at Ravensbourne, the university provides a tailored service that gives students all the tools they need to start their professional working lives both during their studies and after.

The Student Services team is the central point of contact for students who wish to discuss any requirements in relation to a disability.

The team have a range of services available, and can:

  • Offer confidential support and advice
  • Liaise with external support agencies
  • Discuss physical access requirements
  • Help with applications to Disabled Student Allowance
  • Coordinate additional learning support

Starting university can be daunting, but at Ravensbourne you have a support system in place to make sure you have everything you need.

If you do find yourself struggling, which is completely normal for any university student, you can reach out to the dedicated teams to help support you. Whether it’s anxiety, exam pressure, loneliness, anger, illness, trauma, drink, drugs or anything else affecting your overall wellbeing, do not worry as help is available. The Student Counsellor Service offers free, expert, confidential advice to Ravensbourne students.

The Ravensbourne Students’ Union (RSU) represents our students on all matters affecting their life and education. It coordinates a busy social calendar full of clubs, sports and regular events.

Find likeminded people through our range of societies including the Christian Union, LGBT+ Society, Film Society, Fencing Society, Asian Society, Latin Society, Trust in Dance, to name just a few.

For more information, visit Ravensbourne Students’ Union or email hello@ravesu.co.uk.

There are a range of clubs and societies to take part in including the Christian Union, LGBT+ Society, Film Society, Fencing Society, Asian Society, Latin Society, Trust in Dance, Product Design, Beauty Society and many, many more. The union is run by students, for students and there are many ways to get involved.

Your Route to University

Discover the degree courses available at Ravensbourne University London and start your journey today.

MBA (Hons)
Master of Business Administration
If you want to explore business on an international and global level, then this could be the course for you. It has been uniquely designed for those who are interested in studying among the UK’s finest creatives in a design-led environment. This course will provide you with a holistic and integrated approach to your practice.
BA (Hons)
Bring characters and stories to life. Can you push the boundaries of animation? Based in the heart of London's creative district and with excellent industry links, our BA Honours Animation degree explores the interplay between movement and narrative. You will examine how the two elements flow together to engage the audience and create a compelling story. With opportunities for mentorships with top industry players, let our experts sharpen your natural talent and turn passion into profession.
BA (Hons)
Illustration for Communication
With access to state-of-the-art facilities and strong industry links, the illustration for communication degree course will enable you to sharpen your skillset, promote your craft and prepare you for industry
BA (Hons)
Through this architecture degree course, you will take inspiration from art, philosophy and technology to explore the spaces and places we inhabit. With access to gold-standard facilities and the highest-calibre teaching, you will develop your own creative vision by exploring the role architecture plays in shaping our society.
BA (Hons)
Interior Design Environment Architectures
In this compelling interior architecture degree course, you will explore both the traditional and contemporary to become a multidisciplinary master of architecture and interior design. With access to gold-standard facilities, you will develop a mix of theoretical and practical design skills, and apply them to reimagine both commercial and retail environments
MA (Hons)
Data Visualisation
The ideal course for graduates and professionals with a background in computing or related fields wishing to update their skills and professional network by studying cutting-edge areas within computer science.
BA (Hons)
Urban Landscape Architecture
Our urban landscape architecture degree will enable you to combine creativity, curiosity and technical skill to explore how we reimagine the natural and built environment. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert teaching, you will develop planning and architectural design skills to plan urban landscapes and understand how environments can shape our mood and behaviours.
BSc (Hons)
Creative Computing
The BSc (Hons) Creative Computing degree is a flexible, innovative course that will enable you to explore how computing and digital technologies can enhance creativity. This unique course will give you both the creative and technical skills required to succeed in industry.

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