How UEL can benefit you
We also score highly for the impact of our work. Our psychology research was ranked equal first in the country for its impact - ahead of Oxford and Cambridge.
Many of our leading researchers also teach on our postgraduate courses, so you’ll benefit directly from specialists at the forefront of their fields.
But we offer you more than just a degree. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain extra skills and experience that will help you stand out against the competition.
UEL is London’s leading university for civic engagement. That means you get a deeper learning experience by working on real-life community projects as part of your studies.
Our industry links can also open doors to placements and internships, while our Careers and Student Employability team can offer you expert advice to help you pursue your ambitions.
Stratford is home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and Europe’s largest urban shopping mall, while nearby Canary Wharf is a global hub for the finance and banking industry. The area is a magnet for high-tech companies and arts organisations.
Whatever your specialism - architecture, engineering, social work, psychology, business, education, the arts, health, law or anything else - east London is an inspiring place to learn. It’s a living laboratory, right on your doorstep.
University Square Stratford (USS) is just one example - a modern, £33 million learning environment we opened in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London, in 2013.
We’ve also built a £14 million library at our main Stratford campus, and the facilities at our £21 million SportsDock complex are so impressive that Team USA chose it as their training base for the London Olympics and Paralympics.
Our campuses boast world-class learning facilities, including superbly equipped computer suites, libraries open 24/7 during term time, professional-standard performance studios and workshops, a multimedia production centre, clinical education centre, and our Knowledge Dock business incubation centre.
All postgraduates can apply for a bursary to help with the cost of books, equipment or accommodation. You can also apply for a scholarship worth up to 50 per cent of your course fees.
You can find out more about the financial support we offer on our postgraduate Fees and funding page. Or you can contact our Student Money Advice and Rights (SMART) team on +44 (0)20 8223 4444.
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“The Academic Skills programme was very well organised, fantastic context supported by wonderful ambassadors. It has made my students aspire towards Higher Education”.
Choose how you'll learn
For our taught postgraduate degrees, you’ll attend lectures and seminars leading to qualifications like a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) or Master of Science (MSc).
The Master of Research (MRes) is another taught postgraduate course that covers tuition in research methods as well as research project.
We offer two research degrees: a Master or Doctor of Philosophy (MPhil/PhD); and Professional doctorates. The MPhil is a one- to two-year supervised master's programme. Many postgraduates start an MPhil and transfer to a PhD - usually essential for a research-based academic or business career.
Professional doctorates involve both practice-based and taught elements, and are aimed mostly at people in relevant professional roles.
We offer a number of postgraduate courses via distance learning, which attract students from all over the world.
Distance learning lets you fit your studies in around personal and professional commitments. We send your study materials by post or online, and you won’t have to attend face-to-face tutorials or lectures.
Completing one of our distance learning degrees shows potential employers you can manage your time effectively, are self-motivated, and have a good work ethic.
Online and distance learning
Examples of our research expertise
Akanni Waisu Wale
MSc Computer Systems Engineering
Before coming to UEL I held a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and had been working in a financial institution for three years. The multicultural aspect of UEL was fantastic and the lecturers friendly. My course adviser always made us feel comfortable no matter what difficulties we might have been experiencing. Doing a postgraduate course gives you a great legacy. I’m now a software engineer within the financial sector.
Our Alumni network
Postgraduates at UEL automatically become part of an expanding global network that will continue to benefit your career for year to come.
Applied Positive Psychology
When I began my MSc Applied Positive Psychology studies at UEL, I focused on building my Happyologist business alongside it. It was an intense year during which I learned more about the topic than I ever thought possible and made lifelong friends. I’ve since put everything I learned into practice - in my own life as well as my business, which offers coaching services to individuals and organisations.