University of East London

Postgraduate Study

  • UEL has postgraduate courses that are highly respected and highly relevant to professional careers.
  • Through detailed study, our taught postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to enhance your CV by allowing you to build upon your first degree or increase your skill and knowledge base within a specific area. It’s the perfect way to get that competitive edge in the fierce job market, giving you a direct route into a desired career or increasing your chances for promotion.
  • These courses are taught through lectures and seminars and will give you a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert/PGC), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), MA, MBA, DMS or MSc qualification.

In Psychology we have the widest range of PG specialism in the UK, including:

  • Masters and Professional Doctorates, all accredited by the BPS and other relevant bodies.
  • Our Health and Education postgraduate offers are also strong with PGCEs and MAs and Prof Docs in Education.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

  • Flexible study options. Our courses offer flexibility; you can study either full-time or part-time so you can fit in your study around your job or existing commitments.  Courses take a year to complete if you are a full-time student and two years if part-time.
  • We also allow you to choose how, when and where you study through distance learning which is supported by e-learning options. Study materials are sent via post or online and you will receive the same high quality service as our campus based students.
  • You typically need a lower second class undergraduate degree (2:2) or upwards to qualify for these types of programmes but in some cases relevant employment or research experience will allow you to do postgraduate study.
  • Studying for a research degree is a very significant commitment and research students need to be well qualified, highly motivated and capable of working independently. A minimum of three years’ full-time study is needed to complete a doctoral level programme and four or five years is not uncommon.
  • UEL offers the following types of research degree: Master/Doctor of Philosophy (MPhil/PhD); Professional Doctorates; Master of Research (MRes).

The 4,175 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 45%
  • Part Time 55%


  • UK 77%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 18%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Biological sciences 207 1408 1615
Education 37 650 687
Social studies 100 561 661
Business & administrative studies 27 371 398
Architecture, building & planning 7 166 173
Computer science 62 105 167
Law 31 119 150
Engineering & technology 13 101 114
Subjects allied to medicine 0 97 97
Creative arts & design 49 42 91
Historical & philosophical studies 0 11 11
Mass communications & documentation 0 9 9
Languages 0 3 3

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,150–9,360
Mixed £6,150–9,360
Laboratory £6,150–9,360
Clinical £6,150–9,360

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • From September 2016 you will be able to take advantage of PG Loans for taught Masters, Prof Docs and Mphil/PhD qualifications.
  • We offer additional support with up to 50% off tuition fees for taught Masters.
  • UEL alumni can receive an additional 15% discount.