• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.09 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.71 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.23 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    51.8 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    61.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    71.4 / 100.0
  • UEL provides life-changing educational opportunities for the people of East London; many students are the first in their family to attend university.
  • The university is increasingly international, now one of the most diverse universities in the UK with 120 languages spoken by students from over 150 countries.
  • UEL prides itself on civic engagement; notable alumni include members of the Assemble Collective which won the 2015 Turner Prize.

2017 Undergraduate Open Days

  • Saturday 18 November 2017 – Docklands and Stratford Campuses

Entry Requirements

  • Some specialist programmes including Clinical & Community Psychology, Physiotherapy, Computer Games Design: Story Development, Engineering, and Architecture have higher entry requirements than most undergraduate courses.
  • Degrees with foundation years are available for students who do not meet the entry requirements of their chosen course.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details on entry requirements, the admissions policy and guidance with applications.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Full-time or part-time courses are available, and many courses offer an optional placement year.
  • In response to the needs of working students, the university has an increasing number of distance learning and online courses, many of which can be blended with on-campus study.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Facilities include laboratories, well-equipped computer suites and high-tech libraries open 24/7 in term time.
  • Students can also use professional standard performance studios and workshops, a multimedia production centre, clinical education centre and the university's Knowledge Dock.
  • The SportsDock complex at the Docklands campus was used by Team USA as their training base before the London Olympics and Paralympics. It includes indoor and outdoor pitches and courts, dance and aerobic studios, a martial arts studio and a large, modern gymnasium.

Disability Services

  • The Disability and Dyslexia team provides confidential support and advice for disabled students, students with long-term medical conditions or mental health conditions, and those with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs), including dyslexia. 
  • A regional access centre can be used by any student with a disability for their needs assessment, once they have successfully applied for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). As part of the registration appointment the university will provide the necessary assistance and information related to the student's specific needs.
  • Please refer to the university website for further information on the UEL Disability services.

Students' Union

  • All UEL students are automatically members of the Students’ Union; membership is free.
  • The Student Union helps students to set up societies and groups, training and supporting them for their extra-curricular ambitions, making sure that the campus is vibrant with student-led events and activities. 
  • The Student Union lobbies the university on behalf of students to ensure that they get the best possible deal, and works with the university to run a fantastic Freshers Week in September along with other events through the year.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Help and support is provided to all students looking for full-time and part-time work, summer internships and graduate opportunities, with UEL running a paid internal internship scheme.
  • The university works in partnership with a recruitment agency based within UEL, which is dedicated to supporting students to find temporary work in and outside of UEL.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers and Student Employability Service supports students to realise their ambitions and develop the skills, knowledge and experience that employers value.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 78%
  • Part Time 22%

Where students come from

  • UK 91%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 6%

Student gender

  • Male 36%
  • Female 64%


  • UEL became a university in 1992 but has a heritage dating back to 1898, when it opened as the West Ham Technical Institute and became known as 'the People’s University’.
  • UEL is first among modern universities in London for the impact of its research in Sociology & Social Practice and Health, and first nationally for the impact of its Psychology research.
  • During the London Olympics and Paralympics Games in 2012, Team USA based itself at UEL’s SportsDock complex.

Notable Alumni

  • Edison Chenfil James – Prime Minister of Dominica (1995–2000).
  • Rupa Huq – British Labour Party politician, writer, columnist and former Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Ealing.
  • Ian MacAllister – former Chairman of Network Rail and former MD of Ford Motor Company in the UK.
  • Daljit Dhaliwal – former news presenter for Al-Jazeera in Washington DC.
  • Garry Bushell – TV critic, presenter, newspaper columnist and novelist.
  • Jimmy Doherty – Suffolk based farmer and television presenter, famous for the show Jimmy's Farm.
  • Jake Chapman – artist; with brother Dinos, winner of the Royal Academy's Charles Wollaston award 2003; nominated Turner Prize 2003.
  • The late Ken Russell – film director.
  • Adam Gemilli – British sprinter and 2014 European 200-metre champion.
  • Gemma Gibbons – British judoka, winning a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Further Details

Address University of East London
Docklands Campus
4–6 University Way
E16 2RD
UCAS Code E28