Here at the University of East London, we’ll make sure you’re ready for a rewarding career. With work placements, networking opportunities, and tools to cope with unexpected situations, we give you everything you need to succeed.
Whether they’re artists, architects or accountants, our graduates are making an impact in their communities. Time to see what you’re capable of!
The University of East London is ranked in the world’s top 250 young universities.
(Times Higher Education 2021).
Here are five reasons to join the University of East London
We are the careers-led university
We are a careers-first university, giving people from all walks of life access to education and industry.
Anyone with ambition and hard work can turn aspirations into reality with our contacts, expertise and support. Whichever course you pick, you’ll be guided by academics answering big questions in their field. Some work in industry on a Monday and teach on a Tuesday. They are making an impact and will show you how to do the same in your career.
We collaborate with industry to re-develop, redesign and validate our course portfolio so your education reflects the changing needs of industry and prepares our learners for sustainable careers of the future.
Stand out from the crowd
Why do our graduates stand out? It's because they offer employers more than just academic expertise. We've designed our degree programmes to include essential skills to help you adapt, embrace change and show potential employers that you are fit for the careers of the future.
Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme develops your emotional, cultural and cognitive intelligence alongside digital skills, communication, resilience and entrepreneurship.
Once you've mastered a skill, add it to your Career Passport. This shows potential employers that you've invested time in your personal development as well as your studies.
Live and learn on a city campus
We’re one of the only London-based universities to have a self-contained campus. We're part of the local community and well-connected to the rest of London, and the world - City Airport is on our doorstep.
Full of culture, creativity and career opportunities, East London is one of the youngest, most multi-cultural neighbourhoods in the UK, so you’ll fit in whoever you are or wherever you’re from.
Click below to use our interactive Where Next platform and discover some of the incredible places to shop, eat, drink, play sport and experience world-class cultural attractions.
Join a diverse and supportive community
At University of East London you will benefit from learning alongside people from all over the world. We are diverse, inclusive, and supportive.
Whoever you are, wherever you're from, we will make you feel welcome and support you throughout your university journey and beyond - from application and beyond into your career.
Study around your lifestyle
If you want to join us, we want to make it happen. Our flexible Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) model of education offers a customisable model that takes into consideration your strengths, skills and personal circumstances putting you in control of what you learn and how you learn.
We accept students from non-traditional backgrounds and also offer part-time options and have childcare available on campus. New Beginnings offers places to mature students and others without formal qualifications.
Discover the University of East London at one of our upcoming Open Events.
These events are taking place in person as well as online and are the perfect opportunity to explore different aspects of university life. Find out more about our courses, fees and finance, accommodation and the support we provide. At University of East London, we help you graduate with an internationally recognised degree to help you gain a career in your chosen field.
Thousands of students launch their careers by studying for one of our 300-plus globally recognised degrees. Will you be the next student to join our incredible community?
Are you wondering which career you want to pursue? Not sure what kind of jobs you can get with your degree? Use Career Coach to explore career options based on your interests and discover UEL courses that can help you get your dream job.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unsure about the procedure applying to study at UEL? Here are some answers to common questions students ask about the application process.
Q: How do I apply for a full-time undergraduate degree at UEL?
A: You can apply by going to the UCAS website and clicking on Apply. Once you begin your application there are help sections to support you as you complete the form. If you're applying directly from school or college, you may want to ask a member of staff to help guide you through the process.
Q: What are the UCAS deadlines for applying?
A: Completed applications, including a reference, should be sent to UCAS by 15 January in the year of entry. The final deadline is 30 June but you should note that some of our courses may have closed by that time, so please check with us first. Applications received by UCAS after 30 June will automatically go into Clearing.
Q: Can I change my course choice at UEL once I've submitted the UCAS form?
A: To request a change of course, contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or Live chat: Click the live chat icon in the bottom left of the screen. If we agree the change, we'll inform UCAS and you will see the updated course choice on UCAS Track.
Q: Can I apply using an old UCAS application (from a previous year)?
A: If you applied in a previous year and want to re-apply in the current cycle, you'll need to start a new UCAS application. It's not possible to transfer your old application across to a new cycle.
Q: I'm not taking A-Levels. Do you accept other qualifications?
A: Yes, we accept a range of Level 3 qualifications including BTEC National Diplomas, International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Educational Diplomas and a range of international qualifications for most of our degree courses. Please visit our course pages to check specific entry requirements for each course.
Q: I’m a mature student. Do I still need to apply through UCAS?
A: All applications for full-time undergraduate study must be made through UCAS if you're a UK or EU applicant.
Q: Do you accept applications from transfer students?
A: We'll consider transfer applications for most courses. Applications must be made through UCAS for full-time study. Make sure you state the year you wish to transfer into when you fill out your application. We'll ask you to send us a copy of your academic transcripts after you've applied.
Q: How do I apply to take a gap year?
A: If you want to take a year out between college and an undergraduate course at university, you need to apply through UCAS for a deferred place while you're still at college. For example, UCAS allows you to select either September 2022 or September 2023 as a start date at the time of filling out your application form online.
It's also possible to defer for a year after you've applied and received an unconditional offer. You'll need to contact our Applicant Enquiries team by phone on +44 (0)20 8223 3333 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or Live chat: Click the live chat icon in the bottom right of the screen.
Q: Who can write a reference for me?
A: A reference is a letter of recommendation. We would generally expect your reference to be written by an academic tutor who can vouch for your suitability for study and your enthusiasm for your chosen subject.
If you're not currently in education, an employer can also write a reference or letter of recommendation for you.