University of East London

4.2 out of 5 (136 ratings / 120 reviews) London, United Kingdom
We're top among modern universities in London for academic experience, student welfare, accommodation and facilities, and a 'rising star of higher education' (Times Higher Education 2018)

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)



At UEL, we give you the opportunity to take your learning out of the classroom - in east London and beyond. By working on real-life projects you'll gain the skills and experience that employers are really looking for. You'll also be a more confident, well-rounded, work-ready person who will stand out in a crowd.


The research we do at UEL makes a difference, and not just here in east London. We help people live better lives all over the world. From influencing policy on conflict resolution, to conserving UK peatlands and helping people with special needs live more independent lives – UEL research achieves positive social change.


We have a dedicated team who work to support our students with their career development. Services include CV workshops, placement opportunities and volunteering, mentoring with professionals, careers fairs and more! Advisers are happy to sit with you and discuss ideas about your potential career pathways. Ultimately what you do next is your decision, but a little guidance goes a long way!

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University Ranking

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Student services

We’ve recently invested £3million into new high-tech student helpdesks to ensure you have access to the best possible information, advice and support. Whatever questions or issues you may have, we’re always here to help you. We also provide extensive academic support to help you with your studies, including academic advisors, peer support and study skills sessions. 

Housing services

Our iconic Student Village is located by the waterfront at our Docklands campus. Transport connections are excellent, with a DLR station at the entrance to the Docklands campus. Accommodation is available to UEL students studying at Docklands or Stratford campuses.

  • There is a free bus service between two campuses
  • All rooms are on-suite
  • We offer some of the most affordable on-campus rooms in London
  • Studio and wheel-chair accessible rooms available
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • On-campus catering outlets with pay-in advance options available
  • Secure campus and halls-of-residence, with gated entrances and 24/7 security staff 

Library services

Our Library and Learning Services provide access to high-quality academic resources, expert advice, and study spaces in modern library buildings on both Stratford and Docklands campuses, open 24/7 during term time. Our teams include Library staff, Academic Skills tutors, English for Academic Purposes tutors, Peer mentoring Scheme, Learning Achievement assistants and the Language Centre.

ICT services

Our IT Services Team provide expert advice for our IT systems and software, in support of all UEL students and staff. Based across all three campuses, they are responsible for IT Support, operations, information systems and infrastructure.

Medical services

Our Health & Wellbeing Team are on hand to support your health and well-being during your time at UEL. We offer confidential help on a range of physical and mental health issues as well as advice on where to obtain specialist support. 

Student Life

Campus life

Docklands Campus

  • Our waterfront Docklands campus provides a state of the art learning environment with modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms, a 24/7 library. UEL is one of the few London universities to provide on-campus accommodation which houses over 1,200 students, as well as shops, a bar and a launderette.

Stratford Campus (Water Lane)

  • Our Stratford campus is located in one of the best-connected areas of London: close to Stratford’s thriving town centre, the 2012 Olympic Park, and just 15 minutes from London’s West End.

Stratford Campus (University Square Stratford)

  • Part of our Stratford campus, University Square is a unique partnership with Birkbeck, University of London. 

Sports facilities

SportsDock is our £21 million sports facility. It's one of London’s largest indoor sports venues. SportsDock is available to students, staff, the local community, and national and international organisations. It was the official high performance training headquarters for Team USA, hosting them for 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

Student clubs

As a student at UEL you’re automatically a member of the Students’ Union. Your membership is free and brings with it opportunities for you to get the most out of your time at university. Joining a student society is a great way to make new friends, try out new activities, and get involved in some of the events that go on around campus. UEL Students Union has over 60 Student Societies, and they fit into the below 5 categories:

  • Academic & Subject
  • Religious
  • Hobbies Interests & Arts
  • International & Cultural
  • Community         
  • Fundraising & Campaigns Community 


Here are some of the awards we currently hold:

  • QAA Quality Mark
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Positive about disabled people
  • Stonewall Diversity Champion
  • Investors in People
  • HR Excellence in Research Award

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience at my university was 70/100(if l am to grade it). Although we have well-trained lecturers who teach us well,we lack resources to help us learn more and grasp what we are being taught in class .We do more theory than practical.So imagine learning about an equipment you've never seen or held in real just in pictures and you are asked how it works in an...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The architecture program is one to be proud of over all. I have enjoyed my teachers and the resources we have on campus. My few complaints are that not all of the students are dedicated to the class, attendance is not ever full and many classmates do not seem to care about their education in the program.

"I am the best version of myself and always thrive to shine and excel in all tasks and solving problems"
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The course is commencing in August but I would only talk about the way they have handled my application it has been exceptionally to this point

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