Thank you for your application to the University of East London. As part of the admissions process you are required to submit a digital portfolio of your work.

How should I send my portfolio?

Please send a portfolio of your current academic work (and/or professional work where applicable) to support your application.

Your portfolio should be a single PDF file (no larger than 10MB in size) or a link to an online site.

Please submit your portfolio to the Postgraduate Admissions team The subject of your emails should state ‘Portfolio for Architecture’ and include your student reference number (e.g. UEL ref: 1444444).

When should I send my Portfolio?

You should send in the portfolio within 2 weeks from the date requested. If you cannot meet this deadline please contact us otherwise your application may be withdrawn if we do not receive a response.

What to include in my portfolio?

Your portfolio should demonstrate the equivalent skills and abilities of an ARB/RIBA Part 1 graduate. In summary and in particular, we will look for the following in the portfolio: 

  •  Evidence of exploratory spatial design techniques including sketching, especially model-making and perspective-based imagery
  • Sound technical knowledge of building design and conventional drawing abilities (plans, sections, elevations)
  •  Environmental and structural design knowledge
  •  Awareness of architectural history and theory
  •  Ability to synthesise the above into architectural proposals
  •  Depth of work, engagement and commitment to the subject
  •  Presentational skills

Some useful tips to take into consideration

  •  Personal statements should be factual and to the point
  •  Year out and practical work experience is relevant and should be presented.

Further information

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at or by calling 020 8223 3333
Good luck!