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Why Social Sciences at UEL?

With a new US President and the promise of the UK leaving the European Union, our politics, societal views and individual lives are undergoing enormous and unprecedented change.

A subject within Social Sciences the University of East London, will help you explore these key issues in depth, and unlock some of the mysteries surrounding Brexit, globalisation, leadership, migration, individual wellbeing, and the future.

We pride ourselves in developing our students to become critical thinking leaders in many exciting and ground-breaking fields, from creating and working in major non-governmental organisations and charities, to securing key positions in high profile private sector companies. We do this, by encouraging them to think differently, and we welcome you to do the same.

We place the employability of our graduates as the highest of our priorities, and will ensure through our programmes, co-curricular, leading study abroad and placement opportunities, and mentoring systems, that you will fulfill your true potential.

  • Be the change

    We empower our students to discover, shape, and develop themselves and their own path to success. We want them to be transformed, to be changed, and to ultimately grow into inspiring individuals that truly make a difference in our world. Through placement opportunities and unique pathways aligned to employment outcomes, we believe our students become the change they want to see in the world. 

  • Sky-High Student Satisfaction

    Our courses have some of the highest student satisfaction scores compared to other London universities. For example, we are 5th in the UK for Global Studies student satisfaction according to the 2018 Complete University Guide, our Sociology courses were rated 100% for student satisfaction, and Psychosocial courses rated 96% (NSS, 2017), demonstrating that we are passionate about providing a welcoming and engaging experience

  • Relevant and ready for the real world

    Unlike other Universities, we are focused on the present and our courses constantly evolve and remain at the bleeding edge of our world, our society and us as individuals. We do not read textbooks from 5 years ago, our course syllabus takes place now, meaning that you will graduate with a completely modern, contemporary and up to date view of the world, which is great for employability.