University of East London
Welcome to University of East London
East London is an exciting place to live but an even more exciting place to study. It lies at the heart of London’s pounding digital hub and is home to some of the most successful regeneration projects in living memory. East London is alive with possibility.
The University of East London is the perfect place to capitalise on all this. It is a dynamic university that is widely recognised for its teaching and research excellence. There are nearly 18,000 students at the university. All are offered the chance to study how they wish, thanks to a wide range of degree programmes, short courses and flexible study options. They are also provided with excellent facilities, an exciting London location and strong employment prospects, with one of the highest graduate employment rates in London.
UEL benefits from students coming from 120 countries worldwide, making it an internationally diverse and exciting place to study. It is set across three campuses – with free transport links between them – each boasting world-class facilities and iconic locations. The Stratford campus hosted events from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games and has the new Westfield shopping centre - Europe's largest - on its doorstep. The Docklands campus, opened in 2000, is the newest university campus in London, with a stunning waterfront location as the backdrop to your studies. The latest campus is at Stratford Square, which opened as recently as 2013. It represents just part of UEL’s £450 million investment in facilities in recent years.
Courses and fees
Courses at UEL are available for full- or part-time study at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
- Typical entry requirement for most undergraduate courses is 280 UCAS points (or a pass in Access to HE Diploma)
- Grade C or above passes in GCSE English and Maths are also required
For full details please visit the university’s website.
Faculties / Departments
egree programmes and other courses are taught by one of seven teaching Schools. In addition, the Graduate School provides support for postgraduate research students.
- School of Business and Law
- School of Social Sciences
- School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
- Cass School of Education and Communities
- School of Health, Sport and Bioscience
- School of Psychology
- School of Arts and the Digital Industries
- Graduate School
The university accepts international students on to all of its courses, if entry requirements are met.
Studying at UEL puts you right at the heart of multicultural east London and just 20 minutes from central London.
There are students from over 120 countries at UEL and an International Student Advice team is available to help you at every step of the application process, from visas to grants and bursaries.
£9,000 for full-time undergraduates (with part-time study charged at £2,250 per 30 credit module).
Bursaries and scholarships
A range of bursaries and scholarships are available for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students. For more details please visit the university’s website.
University of East London is situated in three east London locations – two in Stratford and one in Docklands – all with fantastic transport links into the city.
Library and study facilities
Each campus has its own library to which students have 24/7 access during term-time. Study spaces and computers are available in the library and throughout the university. The Stratford campus benefitted from a £13 million investment in 2013 for a new library.
There are over many networked PCs and Macs available across the university. Wired and wireless internet access is provided free of charge in campus accommodation and throughout the university.
The Careers and Student Employability team will help you realise your ambitions by developing the skills, knowledge, and experience that today's employers demand.
Individual appointments are available, mentoring can be offered and partnerships have been developed with many organisations.
There is one of the best gyms in London, two student hubs, a variety of cafes and restaurants, the Underground Bar and a lively programme of on and off-campus entertainment events.
The Student Union organises club nights, film showings, comedy, quizzes and live music. There are many clubs and societies run here, with nearly 90 to choose from covering sports, faith groups and academic societies.
It is the university’s stated ambition to be London’s best university for sport.
It has certainly put its money where its mouth is. The impressive SportsDock at the Docklands campus is a £21 million sporting complex where Team USA trained during the 2012 Olympics. Over at Stratford the campus sits in the shadows of the Olympic Park.
Facilities available include two huge indoor sports arenas and a 120-piece fitness centre, a dance and aerobics studios, a sports therapy clinic and outdoor pitches.
Medical and welfare services
Support is available on campus for drop-in chats or private appointments to help you resolve any personal, study, financial or social matters that may arise during your studies.
There are a number of ways students can access financial support whether they are undergraduate, postgraduate or international. Please visit the university’s website for more information.
First year full-time undergraduates and international students are guaranteed accommodation on campus at Winchester – and there is plenty to choose from. The university is also one of the few in London to offer on-campus accommodation to postgraduate students.
All UEL accommodation is on the Docklands campus, set in a stunning location and designed by award-winning architects.
It includes catered and self-catered accommodation but all rooms are en-suite.
The Student Village houses nearly 1,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students, who study at the Docklands, Stratford or University Square Stratford campuses.
The Student Village is situated along the Royal Albert Dock, overlooking the Canary Wharf business district, the O2 Arena and London City Airport.
Open daysOpen days are regularly held for prospective students: you can find when the next available opportunity to visit UEL is by visiting its website.
As a student at UEL you get to study in the dynamic and vibrant heart of east London. This is one of the capital’s liveliest and most affordable areas.
On your doorstep you will find everything from nights out in trendy Shoreditch to the contemporary art scene of Whitechapel. Along the way you’ll also, no doubt, discover eating out in Brick Lane and watching the football at West Ham.
London’s restaurants offer the widest variety of food you could ever imagine – and it doesn’t have to cost the earth to taste great. There are the famous Brick Lane curry houses, the Asian cuisine of China Town and food prepared as you wait to keep you warm at Camden Market.
London is rich in culture. With a wealth of world-class museums, historical monuments on every corner and landmarks in every square you will never run out of things to see and do.
The entertainment options offered in the capital are vast: shows in the West End, cinemas showing the latest releases or obscure classics, clubs and bars for all musical tastes, trips along the river Thames, the London Eye and so much more.
ShoppingThere are more than 40,000 shops and some of the most famous stores and shopping streets in the world: Harrods, Selfridges, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Carnaby Street – it’s going to take a few shopping sprees to tick all those off.
Of course, even when you have there are the retail parks such as Gallion’s Reach, only a ten-minute walk from UEL’s Docklands halls and the shopping centre at Canary Wharf. And then there are always the boutiques and independent shops to start on and the markets at Petticoat Lane or the delicacies on offer at Borough food market.
Living in London
Samuel Johnson once said that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. Yet there have been three hundred more years of exciting developments for you to discover since then.
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