University of East London



Going to university is an investment in your future and one of the greatest experiences you’ll have in life.

Why choose UEL?

With over 150 degrees in a wide range of areas, our courses are designed with your future career in mind, offering you the opportunity to learn invaluable transferable skills. We work closely with top UK businesses to secure our graduates employment.

Choose the university that invests in you, each student receives:

  • Progress Bursary package worth £1,200 over the course of your studies which includes:
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, loaded with your core textbooks
    - Credit to spend on study related items
  • Dedicated employability service
  • Access to schemes providing paid internships and support with starting your own business once you’ve graduated
  • Modern facilities including 24/7 libraries and SportsDock, our £21million sports facility
  • £4,000 NSP Scholarship for students who achieve over 300 UCAS points and meet other eligibility criteria.
  • Going Global Bursaries providing opportunities for overseas travel

Find out more about our scholarships and bursaries.

UEL is also the highest-ranked modern university in London, and in the top six in the UK, for research*, helping to keep our programmes and teaching relevant and current.

* Based on 2008 Research Assessment Exercise results and the Guardian and Times Higher league tables

International opportunities 
At UEL we encourage and support students to broaden their horizons by taking part in opportunities to study and visit countries all over the world, for initiatives that support their studies. Students can benefit from:

  • Going Global Bursary – students can apply for funding to undertake short overseas travel periods as part of your course, similar to a field-trip
  • Erasmus - students can apply to study or work one or two semesters abroad at one of our partner institutions across Europe

Many of our courses also offer students the opportunity to study a year or semester abroad as part of their course with one of our partner institutions across the world.

We have made extensive investments in our campuses over the past few years to provide students with an exciting, modern environment to study in. Students benefit from:

  • 24/7 libraries at all campuses; including the new £14.7million Stratford Library
  • SportsDock, opened in March 2012, offers students and the general public a world class sporting facility, used as Team USA’s High Performance Training Centre for the London 2012 Olympics
  • Student Village, providing stunning waterfront accommodation for 1,200 students at our Docklands Campus
  • University Square Stratford, a joint venture with Birkbeck (University of London) providing a new campus in the heart of Stratford for students studying on law, performing arts, dance and music courses and home to The Institute of Performing Arts and Dance and our MBA provision

Find out more about our campuses and facilities.

UEL’s courses have a strong focus on employability. We work with employers to ensure teaching is relevant and current to what is happening in each sector, preparing students to enter the work place as soon as they graduate. We have a dedicated Employability and Enterprise Team who offer students invaluable work experience opportunities.


location of

University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
E16 2RD
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 0.3 miles away

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Student Reviews of

University of East London

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studied Computing BSc (Hons) at University of East London and says:

Very modern buildings, and new library. There are two main campuses for UEL...

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studied Psychology BSc (Hons) at University of East London and says:

its one of the worst universities ever!! i can't wait to get out of here. i...

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University of East London

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 120th

Student stats

*Data refers to students in their first year only.
  • 90 : 10Full time: Part time
  • 89 : 11UK: International
  • 72 : 28Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 46 : 54School Leavers : Mature students
  • 4,665Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 71% % in job or further study