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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 the postgraduate industrial placement 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 postgraduate industrial placement secured?

It is ultimately the student's responsibility to secure their placement. The University through the Career Zone 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.

What is the postgraduate industrial placement module?

The industrial placement module is a 120 P-credit module, graded at either Pass or Fail.

It is assessed jointly by the partner industrial organisation and the University and its grades are reflected on the students' academic transcripts.

How much does the industrial placement cost?

Year one: £14,760, payable to the University at the outset (year 2022/23)

Year two (industry placement year): £3,500


To support our students across our two-year Masters courses with Industrial placements, we will offer every student on these specific programmes a laptop computer.

What are the admissions criteria for the postgraduate industrial placement?

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 each course page. 

Our courses which offer the postgraduate industrial placement option

MSc Civil Engineering

Improve your engineering expertise and develop valuable industry experience with our degree and optional placement year.

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MSc Structural Engineering

Develop your engineering expertise in line with the ever-changing demands of the profession. Get your engineering career off to the best start.

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MSc Construction Engineering Management

The programme aims to develop management skills and critically reflective practice on construction.

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MSc Computer Science

This course develops your knowledge and skills within the cutting-edge areas of Computer Science. Providing you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to emerging technologies.

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MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics

Address system vulnerabilities and explore preventative measures, detection and repair. Experience high exposure with industry professionals.

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