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Our unique partnerships, world-class facilities and electrifying atmosphere at our weekly fixtures are one of the many reasons we're a leading university for sports in London.

Welcome to East London Sport

We are the most ambitious and the most improved university in the UK for sport and we pride ourselves on being able to provide a wide-ranging programme of sporting, health and fitness opportunities for staff, students and the wider community.

In 2010, the University of East London was ranked 124th in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league – the National Governing Body for University Sport. With only a handful of teams and no medallists, East London Sport was created. Since then we have won the  BUCS Most Improved University for Sports, and increased our ranking 81 positions in the BUCS ranking. We have also helped support many Olympians and Paralympians, 34 teams across a wide range of sports and 500+ active students.

We aim to create an environment that enables you to flourish, and we have an endless number of activities for you to get involved in. Whether you are an aspiring Olympian or Paralympian who is looking for high performance support, a keen gym goer who wants to access to our world-class facilities at SportsDock or someone who is looking to start their journey with Move East London, the East London Sport team have something to offer you.

Finally, we are now setting out to build on our reputation and extend the impact of sport for all our students, staff and stakeholders, the university itself, and our regional, national, and international partners with our Global Sports Strategy.


Our world-class facilities and electrifying atmosphere at our weekly fixtures are one of the many reasons we’re a leading university for sports in London. Available to students, staff, the local community, and national and international organisations.

As a testament to the quality of the centre, SportsDock was used as the training Hub for Team USA, during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

SportsDock features:

  • two multi-purpose indoor sports arenas
  • 120-piece fitness centre
  • fully equipped strength and conditioning room
  • dance and aerobics studios
  • sports therapy clinic
  • conferencing and meeting rooms, lecture theatres and teaching rooms
  • outdoor pitches
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Studying at the University of East London has been life changing. With its outstanding support, my opportunities have skyrocketed. Since I started here, I have attended the Junior and Senior Commonwealth games, and three junior world cups.

Owen Edwards,

BSc Physiotherapy, Fencing Scholar

Unique partnerships

The achievements and developments within sport at the University of East London over the last six years has been largely influenced by our large range of partnerships. At the University, we believe in working in collaboration and utilising the assets, strengths and networks of partners from across the UK.

We partner with many professional, amateur and community sports clubs alongside a wide and varied network of associations, such as national governing bodies of sport, sports foundations, charities and businesses.

Sport-related courses

Our sports department is consistently ranked amongst the top 3 universities for sport in London. Our undergraduate and postgraduate sports programmes span four academic schools. Find the perfect course for you:

Undergraduate courses

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance (West Ham United Foundation)

Become the highly qualified coach you've always wanted, design training programmes and analyse performance, with the expertise of West Ham United.

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BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

If you want to work with injured athletes and help them back to full fitness and competition, this course is for you.

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Study the role of physiology, psychology and nutrition in human performance; receive the education of a multi-disciplinary sports scientist.

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BSc (Hons) Sport Physical Education and Development

Get into the sports industry, study sport and physical education and development, and benefit from our inclusive approach to sport and PE.

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BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Our Sports Journalism course offers an exciting but practical, hands-on approach to learning how to report on sport. You’ll be fully trained as a multi-platform journalist.

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FdSc Community Sport Management

If you want to study sport at university and experience outstanding opportunities within the community sports industry, this degree is for you.

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Postgraduate courses

Msc Sport Analytics

Study sport analytics and have access to reliable and valid information, maximising the value of data in the sports industry.

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MSc Applied Sport And Exercise Physiology

Train to work as an applied sport and exercise physiologist; learn the theoretical knowledge as well as the key practical skills.

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MSc Applied Sport And Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology)

Our MSc immerses you into sport psychology in a supportive and challenging way.

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MSc Applied Sport And Exercise Sciences (Strength And Conditioning)

This course will develop skills and knowledge to allow you to have a sound knowledge base, that is applied into practice, to enhance performance.

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MSc Sports Management

Acquire the tools and skills you need to thrive in the world of sports management. Get a head start when it comes to finding work in the field.

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