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Masters Degree Programmes with Industrial Placement


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Which programmes have the industrial placement option?

To provide our postgraduate students with subject related work experience, the University of East London offers the option of an integrated industrial placement component within a number of Masters degree programmes. These 2-year MSc “with Industrial Placement” programmes are an extension of the existing 1-year MSc programmes within the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, these are:

How does it work?

The industrial placement component is for a duration of an academic year, ie, 30 weeks, which normally starts after you have undertaken the taught modules, and the dissertation stage. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, your CAS issued will have a course duration of two calendar years, subject to your meeting the UKVI’s standard requirements. During the industrial placement period, you undertake an internship within a partner organisation and complete a 120 P-credit Industrial Placement Module. The criteria for progression to industrial placement is undertaking the taught modules and gaining 60 credits minimum.

How is the industrial placement secured?

It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure their placement. The University through the Centre for Student Success and the School will offer guidance and support; and recommend students to our industrial partners who are interested in participating in the programme. But the onus to find and secure the placement is on you, the students. If you are unable to secure a placement at the end of taught modules and dissertation, you will be transferred back to the 1-year full time taught programme without the placement component, and your student visa, if applicable, will be curtailed accordingly.

Industrial placement module

 It is a 120 P-credit module, graded at either Pass or Fail, assessed jointly by the partner industrial organisation and the University and grades reflected on the students’ academic transcripts.

How much does it cost

The package tuition fees for the two-year Masters programmes is £14,850, payable to the University at the outset. There may be a number of merit-based scholarships of up to £2000 available for application.  

What are the admissions criteria

Applicants for these two-year Masters programmes are expected to meet exactly the same entry criteria as those of the standard 1-year programmes, as detailed on the programme page.  

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