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We’re 19,000 students from more than 120 different countries and every conceivable background. We’re a team of inspiring academics, world-leading researchers and dedicated support staff. We’re a global network of former students and industry connections. We’re diverse, we’re original and we’re making a difference to society. We’re the University of East London.


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WELCOME Welcome to the University of East London, I am delighted that you are considering studying with us.. We offer our 19,000 students a deep learning experience where you can apply all that you learn in the classroom, laboratory or studio to real-life projects and practical assignments. Ours is an engaged curriculum. You will take part in research projects that help to tackle key social, business and cultural issues. You will be able to ‘learn by doing’, developing the skills and knowledge that will fully equip you for the career you choose. We’re committed to providing you with a rich, experiential learning environment that will support you to attain the best possible degree and take on new challenges, academic and professional, with confidence. We will encourage you and support you in your ambition and drive to succeed. Our location, with two modern campuses stretching between the Royal Docks to the edge of the Olympic Park in Stratford, offers a unique environment for learning, teaching and applied research. It represents a ‘living laboratory’ for social innovation and community engagement. You will be taught by world-class academics. We have nearly doubled our output of world-leading research over the last six years. Our staff are ambitious for you and creative at finding ways to encourage you and to develop your abilities. You will also find yourself in an incredibly diverse, dynamic institution. We have students of more than 120 nationalities, all with the desire to achieve great things. As London’s leading university for civic engagement, we will help you to become active citizens who can make a real difference to the world. I wish you every success for the future.

Professor John J. Joughin Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

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UEL is ranked equal first in England for the impact of its psychology research (REF 2014).

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UEL is ranked the best modern university in London for sociology research (REF 2014).

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I’ve had some wonderful teaching and been given lots of opportunities. I started networking and putting myself forward for things. I became an elite student and led a group of students on the Global Scholars programme to Bahrain. Sanaa Nusrat BA (Hons) Economics with Mathematics graduate. Now studying at UEL for an MSc in Finance and Risk.

At the University of East London, we stand for academic excellence, creative thinking and inspirational teaching. We’re one of the leading modern universities in the UK for research, and many of our teaching staff are world leaders in their field.

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of our research is ‘internationally recognised’ or higher (REF 2014).

We believe that knowledge transforms lives, and we’re committed to making a difference to society by fostering confident, life-ready individuals and through cutting-edge research that benefits communities. In a recent national review, 62 per cent of our research was officially classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. In Psychology, the impact of

our research was ranked equal first in the country, beating Oxford and Cambridge. Our academics bring their research into the classroom, ensuring that what you learn represents the very latest thinking in your subject. Many of our teaching staff also have rich professional experience. You could be taught by a Turner Prize-winning sculptor, an Olympic gold medallist, a former business leader or a terrorism advisor to national governments. Whomever you are taught by, you can be sure that you will receive a huge amount of personal support during your studies. And you’ll be enriched by the amazing variety of backgrounds and cultures represented in our vibrant university.

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Many things have changed since 1898 and the founding of the technology institute which would eventually become the modern, forward-looking University of East London of today. But our desire to make a real difference to people’s lives through the work of our students and staff remains as strong as ever. We aim to be London’s leading university for civic engagement. As a student, you will gain the opportunity to deepen your learning experience by working on real-life projects that benefit communities locally and around the world. By helping others you’ll gain the skills, values and experience that will help you become a confident, stand-out individual – and highly attractive to employers.

Civic engagement in action: Our acclaimed Legal Advice Centre is just one example of the work we’re doing. This is a busy law clinic in Stratford where our law students, supervised by qualified lawyers, provide free legal advice to local people. It’s a valuable community service for people seeking advice about issues such as employment rights, landlord and tenant disputes and welfare benefits. And, of course, it’s fantastic experience for our student lawyers.

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We offer exciting opportunities for you to take your learning overseas, whether it’s examining the music industry in India, learning about the Great Depression in New York or studying business management in Seoul. In the past year, our students have made study trips to 28 countries, travelling as far afield as Ghana, Vietnam, Iran, Jamaica and India. Students have coached underprivileged children in Malaysia, trained in martial arts in China and provided sports therapy to runners in the Berlin Marathon.

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At UEL there’s a lot of teaching outside the classroom. I went out to Tanzania and spent four months studying at the University of Dar es Salaam. It opened my eyes to international development. I came back buzzing. I wanted to create social change. Firoz Patel BA (Hons) International Development and NGO Management, founder of the charity Childreach International.

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‘Learning by doing’ is central to the way we teach. Whichever subject you choose to study, you’ll be able to apply your developing knowledge and expertise to real-life community projects – either as a course module or through volunteering. When it comes to learning on campus, we don’t believe education should be about cramming hundreds of students into a lecture theatre. That’s why we’re moving towards smaller class sizes and more individual ways of teaching. It’s about interactive rather than passive learning – acquiring knowledge through debate, exploration, research, critical thinking and practical work. Our belief in interactive learning means we’re taking a pioneering lead when it comes to technology. New undergraduates will be given a free Samsung tablet, pre-loaded with core textbooks. In 2014, we were the first university in the UK to give tablets to its entire first-year intake.

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Samsung tablet loaded with core textbooks, for all our new undergraduate students.

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student satisfaction for practice placements – above the 87% sector average (NSS 2014).

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Whichever course you’re studying, we’ll help you gain the employment skills you need to achieve your career ambitions. We’ve made sure that every course builds in employability skills and work experience opportunities. Our location in one of Europe’s largest regeneration areas will also give you access to fantastic internships and placements. From heavy industry to high-tech, from health and social care to the arts, there are so many opportunities right on our doorstep, and we have extensive links to local employers. Our dedicated Careers and Student Employability (CaSE) team work closely with employers to provide the most up-to-date information about the kind of skills and experience they’re looking for. And they will continue to support you – even after you graduate. The services we provide include: ——

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It was really important to me to study in London. There’s so much to do. I love the museums and the galleries and the freedom of it. Nicola Duffy BA (Hons) English Literature graduate.

Our location in east London provides fantastic opportunities to gain hands-on experience in your chosen profession before you graduate. Neighbouring Canary Wharf is a global hub for the finance and banking industry, while the nearby 02 Arena is officially the world’s No. 1 music venue. In recent years, media and technology companies and arts organisations have been pouring into the area, while overseas companies having been investing billions in huge property developments.

It’s hard to imagine a richer, more exciting environment in which to study for a degree. There are so many opportunities for real-world learning outside our campus in fields such as architecture, engineering, computing, social work, psychology, business, education, the arts, health and law. East London is a living laboratory, right on our doorstep.

What could be more inspiring than living and learning in one of the world’s greatest cities? From historic buildings and monuments to world-famous museums and galleries; from exciting theatres and music venues to iconic sports stadiums; from renowned shopping districts to restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes and budgets … London is a city that has it all. It’s also a great starting point to visit other iconic European cities, such as Paris, Milan, Barcelona and many more.

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ABOVE: Our Stratford campus is next door to the iconic Olympic stadium. RIGHT: The nearby Brick Lane area is an exciting place to shop and socialise.

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The University of East London is based in two superbly equipped campuses – in Stratford, close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and in London Docklands, near Royal Albert Dock. Our area of east London is changing at an extraordinary speed, and we’re part of that dynamic process. We’ve invested £170 million in our facilities in the past decade to create a world-class learning environment.

£33m University Square Stratford building, opened by the Princess Royal in 2013 and shared with Birkbeck, University of London.

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Both of our campuses boast state-of-the art teaching facilities, including top-quality laboratories, superbly equipped computer suites and high-tech libraries, open 24/7 in term time. You’ll also have access to professional standard performance studios and workshops, a multimedia production centre, a clinical education centre and our acclaimed Knowledge Dock business centre, which provides help for start-up companies. Our sports facilities are so amazing that top international athletes are choosing to study with us. Three of our undergraduates won six medals between them at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. One of them, Adam Gemili, was also crowned European 200 metres champion.

SportsDock complex opened in 2012. Facilities are so outstanding that Team USA chose it as their training base for the London Olympics and Paralympics.

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award-winning library opened in 2013 at our Stratford campus.

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ABOVE: Our new state-of-the-art £14m library has proved a hit with students at our Stratford campus. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time. RIGHT: Hands-on learning ... some of our architecture students get to grips with how to design a bridge. OPPOSITE PAGE: Gold standard ... our £21 million SportsDock facility is truly world-class. It’s where Team USA based themselves for the London Olympics and Paralympics.

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Our waterfront Student Village is located at our Docklands campus and is home to more than 1,200 undergraduates and postgraduates. Accommodation is available to all University of East London students, irrespective of whether you’re studying at Docklands or Stratford. A free bus service connects the two campuses. Home comforts – your ‘room and board’ includes your own bedroom and shower room with a shared kitchen and living space for five. You can also have your own studio including a shower room and a fully equipped kitchen. Meal plans, 24/7 security and on-site laundry facilities are available.

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LEFT: We’re one of the few universities in London to offer on-campus living to students. Our accommodation provides plenty of spaces to relax and socialise. BELOW: Our 1,200 bedrooms have been designed to give you all the home comforts you need, including your own toilet and shower.

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We’ve recently invested more than £3 million in new student support hubs at our Docklands and Stratford campuses. They’re built around high-tech helpdesks to ensure you have access to the best possible information, advice and support – whatever problem or issue you may have. From childcare to health and wellbeing, counselling and disability assistance to chaplaincy, financial advice to support for international students, we’re always there to help you through your student journey. We also provide extensive support to help you with your studies, including: ——

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Going to university is not just about studying. It’s about growing as a person, pursuing non-academic interests, making lifelong friends and having fun. That’s something we never forget at the University of East London. Time and time again, our graduates tell us that studying at UEL was the best experience of their life. The huge variety of clubs and societies on offer reflects our multicultural energy, from the Barking Bacteria samba fusion band to our student radio society, from faith groups to academic societies. Our Students’ Union (UELSU) runs an exciting social calendar, organising trips and hosting regular parties, quiz nights, comedy and karaoke evenings and music events with guest DJs and bands. The Underground Bar at our Docklands campus is always lively. And if physical exercise is your thing, you won’t find anywhere better to work up a sweat than our superb SportsDock complex. There are also 26 different sports clubs you can join – whatever your standard – from tennis to trampolining, American football to archery. So what are you waiting for?

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LEFT: Campus learning is a great way to make friends, no matter what subject you chose to study. ABOVE: You can catch up with friends in our ten restaurants and coffee bars across the University. RIGHT: Making lifelong friends is a fundamental part of attending university.

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ABOVE: We have a full range of workshops for Arts students, set up for sculpture and woodwork, fashion, textiles, photography and video, and printmaking. RIGHT: Our modern libraries have a huge collection of online and offline resources, with a dedicated study support team to help you find what you need.

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FEES & FUNDING

ADVICE & GUIDANCE

Fees and funding for International students

We have an Applicant Enquiries team available Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) to answer any questions.

You can find details of tuition fees on the course pages of our website. Support from UEL The University of East London offers all new undergraduate students a free Samsung tablet pre-loaded with e-books for all their core modules. International scholarships We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. For more information, please visit uel.ac.uk/int-funding There’s also the UEL Sports Scholarship Programme, open to postgraduates and undergraduates, and one of the most attractive in the UK for non-EU students. It’s particularly good for athletes involved in our Focus Sports (athletics, basketball, amateur boxing, judo, rowing, tennis, swimming, volleyball), though we do offer support to athletes from the full spectrum of Olympic and Paralympic sports. Our current sports scholars include Olympians, Paralympians and senior internationals who represent the University of East London at national and international competitions.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8223 3333 Email: study@uel.ac.uk You can also contact our Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) team for advice about starting university and choosing the right course. The IAG team can also offer guidance on finance and funding. They’re based at our University Square Stratford building. If you’re based in London you can go to one of their drop-in sessions in the daytime and some evenings. For details visit uel.ac.uk/iag


APPLICATION PROCESS

WELCOME PROGRAMME

Undergraduate: You can apply via UCAS or direct. Postgraduate: Apply directly via the UEL website.

Our popular Welcome Programme - which includes a airport pick-up service, a busy calendar of social events as well as important induction and orientation information - will ensure your first few days will be inspiring, enjoyable and stress-free.

Fill in your application form online. Supply as much of the supporting documentation as you can, including copies of your transcripts and IELTS (or equivalent) certificates. We will review your application and, if you are successful, we will issue you with a conditional offer letter. Once all the offer conditions have been met, we’ll make you an unconditional offer. Details of how much to pay and how to pay – including any scholarships – will be in your offer letter. You should apply for any additional scholarships or funding now. Accept your offer by making a deposit payment of 50% of your first year’s fees In some instances, pre-CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) checks may be necessary, which will be carried out by UEL. We will issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). You will need this document to support your visa application. Apply for housing at our student village. Apply for your visa. If you need guidance, our dedicated International Student Advice team can help. Book your flights! You can view the academic calendar online. Apply for our Airport Pickup and Welcome programme. Check out your tailored first week schedule online. Now you are ready to enrol at the University of East London.

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It was an unforgettable experience. You get to meet new friends from different parts of the world, learn new things and be in one of the most beautiful cities. It would be great for others to experience the same. It was life-changing, indeed. I very much miss UEL Summer School and wish I could relive those days again. Husain Ali International Business and Communication

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL The University of East London International Summer School programme is a unique opportunity for you to experience the excitement of London life, make new friends from all over the world and stretch your mind by studying one of our stimulating courses. The programmes can be used to build on knowledge of an existing subject or study something completely new. We have built a number of late afternoon trips and weekend excursions into our Summer School programme. Our students visit attractions such as the British Museum, the National Gallery, Tate Modern Art Gallery, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and many more. uel.ac.uk/summer 44


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FOUNDATION & ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES We run pre-sessional courses for students who’d like to study at the University of East London, but who need to improve their English language and study skills. Each course lasts five, ten or 15 weeks. You can do the course if you have a conditional offer with UEL and need to meet English language conditions. Once you pass the course, you can join your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course directly, without needing to take an IELTS exam. You can also do it if you have met our entry requirements, but would like to develop your language and skills in an academic setting before you start your main course.

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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION  PROGRAMME

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This course will give you the skills you need to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of East London or a wide range of British universities. It is aimed at students who have completed secondary education, normally lasting 12 years, in their home country. The UEL International Foundation Programme will help you find out more about what it is like to study at a British university and, if necessary, help you to improve your English language skills. Why us? You will have full access to our libraries, which are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, together with our computer and sports facilities. 15% alumni discount for your next course after successful completion. You’ll benefit from our first-class teaching staff, campuses and facilities and you’ll have the services of our dedicated International Office. What you’ll learn −−

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I’m very glad I came to UEL. I’ve had some wonderful teaching and been given lots of opportunities in a place where there are many international students. I was made to feel very welcome. Sanaa Nusrat BA (Hons) Economics with Mathematics

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES The University of East London is committed to supporting international students to achieve their potential and make informed decisions concerning their future. Choosing which course you want to study is a big decision and one that will affect not only the next three years while you are at university but your whole future. Our inspirational teaching, sector-focused degrees, superb facilities and vibrant social scene make for a wonderful student experience for international students.

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The University of East London offers a vast choice of over 150 undergraduate courses - a sample of which follows. By studying here, you’ll have the chance to follow your personal interests - opening doors to a rewarding future. You’ll leave with a bachelor’s degree - and so much more to help you achieve your dreams. For information on undergraduate courses, visit: uel.ac.uk/international

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Accounting

Accounting

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

FINANCE

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With exam exemptions from all of the professional accountancy bodies (provided you select the appropriate options), this course will fast-track you on a path to becoming a qualified accountant. The qualification will open up a career in virtually any business or organisation in the private, public or voluntary sectors.

Have you ever wanted to be involved in the financial markets and understand how businesses raise and invest capital? If so, this course could help you achieve your goal.

It will also enable you to gain employment in the financial services industry because it provides a thorough overview of financial markets, financial reporting requirements and the regulatory framework. You’ll receive a solid grounding in the main accounting disciplines and will study part of the course at our financial centre in the iconic Canary Wharf. Why us? Our programme gives you exemptions from professional qualifications with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA). Our students are very happy with us. They gave us an ‘overall satisfaction’ score of 94 per cent in the 2014 National Student Survey. 88% of Business students at UEL found their course engaging, compared to a sector average of 77%.

Based at our prestigious School of Business and Law, you’ll also learn how international money markets operate, gaining an in-depth understanding of the theory behind the practice. The course has recently been updated following extensive research and consultation with employers, business groups and students to ensure it offers the most relevant and up-todate content for aspiring business professionals. Why us? Our course will prepare you for a potentially lucrative role in the financial sector. Throughout your time with us, you’ll be encouraged to maintain a professional development e-portfolio, which will showcase your achievements to potential employers. The course covers all of the finance topics required by the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), which is an added bonus for employers. This is a qualification you will be expected to obtain within six months of starting work in the industry. Key modules include

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Architecture & Design

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ARCHITECTURE

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Our architecture course is one of our flagship degrees at the University of East London, providing you with an excellent educational framework - and the first qualifications you need to become a practising architect. Why us? Four of our lecturers are part of a team that has been nominated for Britain’s most prestigious visual arts award - the 2015 Turner Prize. One of our students won the prestigious RIBA/SOM Foundation undergraduate prize in 2014.

Taking advantage of our superb, industry-standard facilities, you’ll assess the technological factors that help produce the most effective and efficient technical designs. And you’ll learn how to manage a project from conception to completion, taking into account sustainability as well as regulatory and technical issues. Why us? Based in one of Europe’s largest regeneration zones, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for local site visits, work experience and employer networking. 96% overall student satisfaction in Architecture.

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Architecture & Design

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This exciting course will develop your creative skills along with your technical expertise. As a product designer you’ll be creating items that answer people’s needs and improve their lives. You’ll develop advanced skills in areas such as such as sketching, rendering, presentation techniques, model-making and manufacture. The design process involves continuous research to develop a viable and innovative product or strategy.

Whether it’s investigating a type of cancer or understanding the cause of food poisoning, Biomedical scientists play a crucial role in diagnosing disease and evaluating effective treatment. Doctors make decisions based on the results of tests carried out by biomedical scientists in the pathology laboratory, while patients benefit from their experience and expertise. Without their skills, key hospital departments such as Accident and Emergency couldn’t operate effectively.

During the course you’ll develop creative and technical skills, and we’ll give you a thorough grounding in applied production, engineering and materials exploration and technology.

Our course offers an in-depth understanding of the causes of disease and the practical ways in which they can be investigated in the laboratory. These are the fundamental areas of knowledge that you’ll need as a biomedical scientist.

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Why us? Our students have high employment prospects, and the quality of their work is reflected in the national awards they’ve received from organisations such as the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, the British Lighting Association and ARTS THREAD. London is the number one city in the world for foreign companies looking to expand their business. Key modules include

Why us? Our course is extremely popular because it’s fully accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) - the professional body for biomedical scientists in the UK. This recognition is crucial for your future career opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to take up a one-year placement, which very often leads to a full-time job, as it has for some of our students placed in London. Our course achieves outstanding results. Last year, two thirds of our intake graduated with either a first-class honours degree or a 2:1 – our best results yet.

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Bioscience

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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Pharmaceutical Science is the study of the formulation, development and manufacture of new drugs. Pharmaceutical scientists have the power to transform patients’ lives by developing new treatments for diseases. This new and already popular course will take you inside this complex and ever-expanding field of discovery. Pharmaceutical Science encompasses biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and physiology. It looks at how different drugs act on the human body and how their healing effects can be safely used. We’ll introduce you to a diverse selection of subjects to help you gain an insight into the development, design, delivery and use of new drugs. This thorough background will ensure that a wide range of career choices will be open to you when you graduate. You’ll be entitled to become a student member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS), the professional body for Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UK. Why us? You’ll learn from the best. Our staff are highly experienced and well regarded in their field. They also have excellent industrial and academic links.

(Human Resource Management) BA (Hons)

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-business-mgmt

Look at any business – hi-tech, low-tech or no tech – and it’s the people working there that will determine whether it prospers or fails. Our Business Management (Human Resource Management) degree will give you the skills and knowledge to ensure that businesses get their ‘people’ right. The programme was recently updated following extensive research and consultation with employers, business groups and students to ensure it offers the most relevant content for aspiring HR professionals. Why us? This is the best Human Resource Management course of any university in London, according to the 2014 National Student Survey. The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), so you can be sure of a first-rate education that meets employers’ needs. When you complete this degree successfully, you will also be awarded the CIPD’s Intermediate Diploma in HR Management, boosting your CV and your professional credibility. Key modules include −−

People, organisations and management

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The business and financial environment

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Introduction to economics

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Principles and practice of marketing

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Managing a global and diverse workforce

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Developing people and organisations

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Ethics at work

Key modules include

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Resource & talent planning

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Anatomy

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Competitive advantage from innovation

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Cellular biology

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The business professional

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Cellular processes

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Essential chemistry

Contemporary developments in employee relations employment law

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Human physiology

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Managing talent to achieve high performance

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Microbiology (core for full-time)

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Leadership in organisations

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Professional practice

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Cellular biochemistry

Your research projects could result in you presenting your studies to top scientists at national pharmaceutical research  meetings. This is a fast-developing, compelling area of scientific study and your research projects could really make a difference in developing new treatments for diseases.

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

53


Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

CIVIL ENGINEERING

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

BSc (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-civil-engineering

BSc (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-construction-mgmt

This course will give you a solid grounding in the design, construction and management of civil engineering work. We have great links with industry and high levels of graduate employment. You’ll enjoy regular visits to iconic construction sites in London as well as professionally monitored field study courses and projects.

Ensuring that a building project runs smoothly, with enough materials, equipment, workers and money to deliver it, is a huge task. So, too, is monitoring construction quality and progress.

Why us?

You’ll learn a broad range of skills in your first year, sharing modules with Civil Engineering and Surveying. Later you can choose to specialise in specific construction management disciplines.

Our great links with industry have helped to make Civil Engineering at the University of East London the highestranked of all such courses at modern universities in London for graduate employment (Guardian University Guide 2014). Ranked 2nd in London for student satisfaction in architecture, civil engineering. Official Unistats figures show that 85 per cent of our students are either in employment or undertaking further study within six months of graduating in BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering. Key modules include −−

Land and construction surveying

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Maths & It in the built environment

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Introduction to the built environment

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Structural mechanics & materials

This course will give you the knowledge and contacts to take on that kind of responsibility.

There are so many aspects to construction management – sorting out resources, materials and labour, planning transport routes. It’s all about what we call ‘supply chain management’. You have to make sure everything runs efficiently – and that means a lot of work in many different areas. Why us? Graduates from this course have gone on to work on projects all over the world. Some have been involved with UK construction projects such as The Shard and the Olympic Athletes’ Village in Stratford. Others have travelled internationally to areas of dynamic regeneration such as Dubai or Qatar. Your most likely job on graduation will be an assistant site manager, working in a role where you have responsibility for a broad range of activities. If you perform impressively on site, and deal well with people, you could soon find yourself taking responsibility for really large projects. It’s a hugely challenging but hugely rewarding area of employment. Key modules include −−

Land and Construction Surveying

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Building Technology & Materials

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Sustainable Building Technology

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Building Services

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Tendering, Estimating & Cost Control

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Project Management Studies

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

54


Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Informatics

SURVEYING & MAPPING SCIENCES

COMPUTER SCIENCE

BSC (HONS)

BSc (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-computer-science

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-surveying

Surveying involves the precise measurement of spatial data - information that’s crucial to a huge range of construction projects, on land and offshore. Surveyors are in high demand, and this course will give you the skills to take advantage of a worldwide employment market. We have superb links with industry and run a regular programme of guest speakers. You’ll also visit major projects in London - one of the world’s most dynamic construction areas. You’ll undertake a 50-50 split of academic and practical work. This will involve fieldwork projects, including a residential scheme at the end of your first year, and classroom and laboratory exercises. You’ll also be able to apply for student membership of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors - an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working in civil engineering. Why us? With more than 60 years’ experience, surveying is one of the longest established areas of teaching within the University of East London. This course has a superb record in getting graduates into employment. The emphasis placed internationally on precision measurement of boundaries in property sales means surveyors are hugely valued worldwide. Many overseas students who graduate from this course return home to work in their government land survey departments. Key modules include −−

Land and Construction Surveying

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GIS and Mapping

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Legal and Regulatory Framework

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Data Acquisition and 3D Modelling

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Surveying Project Design and Implementation

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Sea Surveying

Computer Science incorporates a number of specialist areas underpinning the digital technologies we use every day. Our course is taught by leading researchers who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this rapidly changing field to ensure you’re up to date with the latest developments. You’ll learn the main areas of the discipline, including software engineering and programming languages, as well as computer systems, computer architecture and data structures. In addition to the technical knowledge you’ll need to pursue a career in this field, you’ll learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society. With the option of a year’s work placement in industry, you’ll also have the chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV. Why us? As a graduate from the University of East London, you’ll have a solid understanding of the main disciplines that fall under the computer science banner. And our status as a Microsoft IT Academy and CompTIA Academy means that your degree will be respected within the IT sector and further afield. A computer science degree is the perfect springboard for a career in almost any sector, in addition to tech and digital industries. This qualification also lends itself to postgraduate study and research. If you have an entrepreneurial impulse, we can support you with that too and give you help and advice on launching your own start-up. Key modules include −−

Information Systems Modelling and Design

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Introduction to Software Development

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Introduction to Computer Systems and Networks

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Maths for Computing

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Database Systems

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Operating Systems

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Advanced Programming

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Data Structures and Algorithms

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Computers and Network Security

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Artificial Intelligence

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

55


Computer Science & Informatics

Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

COMPUTING FOR BUSINESS

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

BSc (Hons)

BEng (Hons)

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-computing-business

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-electrical-electronic

Our Computing for Business course teaches you how to apply emerging technology in a business environment. It covers core computing skills and specialised modules focusing on business intelligence – database systems, project management, analysis and design.

Talented electrical and electronics engineers are in high demand in a wide range of industries, from aerospace and automotive to media and manufacturing. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to meet that demand and forge a successful career in electronics.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects in the local community and further afield, applying your developing knowledge and providing practical solutions for real-life problems.

This course emphasises practical lab work to reinforce your knowledge of the main elements of this evolving profession - from the underlying mathematics and physics to control systems, circuit design and software engineering.

Whether you choose to continue with your studies or go straight into work, the course will equip you with the skills and expertise employers and investors are looking for.

You’ll be taught by staff who are conducting leading research in this field, and you’ll have access to dedicated equipment and labs at our Docklands campus.

Our Industrial Liaison Group maintains close links with industry and employers, ensuring our course reflects the latest developments in business practice and technological development. Why us? Our fully British Computer Society (BCS) accredited course gives you the skills and practical experience employers are looking for, while our strong emphasis on entrepreneurship equips you to set up on your own. Our tutors combine teaching with close industry links and independent research. We connect you with business and academic communities. Key modules include −−

Information systems modelling and design

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Foundations of programming

−−

Web technologies

−−

Introduction to computer systems and networks

Why us? You’ll be taught by experts who conduct leading research in areas such as mobile technology signal processing, electric power and control. You’ll have a personal tutor as well as module leaders for each topic, and our online virtual learning environment will keep you connected to your tutors and fellow students. As this course is focused on preparing you for the world of work, you’ll spend a lot of time in the lab learning new skills, experimenting and testing the limits of your knowledge. Our electronics lab has experimental and teaching facilities supported by online datasheets, design, simulation and report-writing software. You can study control and machines in our power lab, while our microprocessors lab lets you use the latest embedded systems development software (IDEs). Key modules include −−

Engineering Computing and Mathematics

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Analogue and Digital Electronics

−−

Engineering Science and Applications

−−

Circuit analysis

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Control and Electrical Systems

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Software Engineering and Microprocessors

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Digital Signal Processing and Embedded Systems

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

56


Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

Fashion & Textiles

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

FASHION DESIGN

BEng (Hons)

BA (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-fashion-design

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-mechanical

Based within London’s dynamic construction area in Docklands, this degree course has been carefully designed by experts in the field to offer a broad and up-to-date training in key across all sectors of mechanical engineering. You’ll develop problem-solving expertise by creating practical solutions to problems which will be directly relevant to industrial needs.

Our popular and well-regarded course, taught by industry professionals, is having an increasingly big impact on the exhilarating and competitive world of fashion. This is a fast-paced, hands-on course based in the creative hub of east London, which will prepare you to take your place in the world of commercial fashion.

Throughout the course there is an emphasis on using industry-standard modelling and simulation techniques as you establish the specification, design and analysis of mechanical engineering systems. You’ll also develop your commercial insight.

You’ll learn as your prototype progresses from concept through to construction and product development. We’ll build your confidence as you develop your handcraft and design skills, fashioning pieces that you’ll have the chance to showcase at Graduate Fashion Week, the world’s largest platform for the designers of tomorrow.

You’ll have access to the very latest equipment and resources in order to carry out this work. All of this will be invaluable in equipping you for a wide range of future career paths.

Why us?

Why us? You’ll benefit from UEL’s excellent, long-established links with major engineering firms in the local area, including Ford Motor Company, Crossrail and Canary Wharf Contractors. These employers host visits and offer work placements. Key modules include −−

Mechanical and electrical engineering principles

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Engineering materials and manufacturing technology

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Engineering mathematics and fluid mechanics

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Engineering practice and introduction to computer aided design

At the University of East London, we’ll give you a thorough grounding in the old and the new. We value traditional handcrafts as highly as today’s computer-aided design tools. Our students become experts in both. We’ve spent a lot of time safeguarding traditional handcraft skills, with our textile and print workshops and sewing workrooms. We also know that in a digital age, you need the best tuition in areas such as computer technology, laser cutting, and 3D printing. We pride ourselves on our creative 3D design teaching. Over your three years – or four if you go on a year-long placement – you’ll explore new approaches in different areas, with workshops on technical skills such as pattern cutting to business-geared skills like fashion branding. Key modules include −−

Professional Creative Theory

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Communicating the Idea

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Creativity in 3 Dimensions

−−

Employability

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The External Client

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Design Conviction

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

57


Fashion & Textiles

International Development

FASHION MARKETING

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BA (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-fashion-marketing

BA (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-int-development

What you’ll learn on our new Fashion Marketing course is an art in its own right. Others may create the garment but it is the creative marketers who turn it into a must-have, mustwear commodity.

The majority of the world’s people live in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. International Development is the study of their societies and the relationship between them and the rest of the world.

We’ll teach you how to retail, brand, and merchandise fashion. You’ll discover promotional and sales strategies, learning how to take a new fashion product from the concept stage all the way to the high street store.

Our academic staff will share their passion for the subject, their world-renowned research and their experiences of working in these areas of the world.

You’ll do this in close collaboration with your fashion design and fashion textiles student colleagues at UEL. This is crucial for you to gain the clearest, broadest picture of an industry that, as marketers, you’ll need to understand inside out.

International Development graduates from UEL are in demand internationally. Past students have gone on to work for global agencies including the World Health Organisation and Voluntary Services Overseas. Why us?

Why us? We expect our Fashion Marketing graduates to reap the same sort of success in the business that so many University of East London Fashion students have enjoyed. Our dedicated Fashion Marketing course could prepare you to take up a career in a related area such as merchandising, buying, public relations, fashion journalism, campaign management and trend prediction. Three of last year’s graduates, who studied marketing as part of their design course, have already gone on to land jobs as buyers for Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, and for the classic British brand Marks and Spencer.

International Development graduates from UEL have gone on not just to join but in some cases found their own prominent non-governmental organisations in developing countries. We arrange a regular series of guest lectures by development scholars and practitioners, giving you insight from experts in the field about the realities of what we teach you. International Development has possibly the most diverse student intake in the whole of UEL, attracted by its reputation and the opportunities it opens up. We value your personal experiences and encourage you to bring them to the debates that are part of this course.

You’ll get noticed on our fashion courses, especially when your abilities are showcased at the annual Graduate Fashion Week show, which is attended by some of the industry’s leading creative talents.

Key modules include

Key modules include −−

Professional Creative Theory

−−

Creative Marketing

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Employability

−−

Applied Marketing

−−

Introduction to development studies

−−

Introduction to the political economy of development

−−

International studies

−−

Introduction to social anthropology

−−

Theories of development & globalisation

−−

Inequalities, social development and livelihoods

−−

Research methods & dissertation

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

58


International Politics

Media & Screen

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION

BA (Hons)

BA (Hons)

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-int-politics

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-media-communication

UEL has a well-established reputation for teaching politics in a way that combines academic excellence with the chance to hone your workplace skills.

The course looks at the media’s increasing reach and influence, providing you with the knowledge and skills to make sense of this dramatically and swiftly changing sector. Thanks to our close industry links, you’ll have the chance to undertake valuable work-based learning while on placement.

Our International Politics course reflects the technological changes behind globalisation that have brought countries around the world closer together. You’ll be learning with students from all over the world about key political institutions, and you’ll gain a broad knowledge of regional politics in Europe, the USA, South America and the Far East. Using this knowledge, you’ll start to make sense of global change beyond the daily headlines. We’ll encourage you to take advantage of our location so close to Westminster, the political centre of the country, as well as our extensive links with a range of political and civic organisations – from trade unions to campaign groups – to launch your own career in politics. Why us? Our students are very happy with our teaching. In the 2014 National Student Survey, they gave our programme a fantastic ‘overall satisfaction’ rating of 97 per cent They were also happy with the support they received: 100 per cent of International Politics students agreed that they were able to contact staff when needed. And 100 per cent of International Politics students found the course intellectually stimulating. Key modules include

Our Docklands campus provides a lively, creative environment where your studies are aided by superb production and editing facilities, including Apple and PC labs, edit suites, a recording studio, radio station, photography darkroom and multimedia production software. London is a great place to study media and communication and we make every effort to ensure you get the full benefit of being based in this dynamic city. Why us? Our Media and Communication graduates are in high demand from employers. Why? Because this course equips you with an attractive combination of academic rigour, versatility and practical skills. Added to this, you’ll gain the specialist knowledge you need to work in a variety of media careers. Our students have gone on to jobs in television, film, journalism, publishing companies, advertising and public relations as well as careers in teaching and education. Our course is also an excellent stepping stone to postgraduate study and research, including UEL’s PhD and master’s programmes, or to further training in other areas such as communications management, marketing, marketing communications, education and law.

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Political Philosophy

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Politics, State and Society

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International Studies

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Political Economy of Development

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Communication and Media Practice

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International Relations Theory Today

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Media and Cultural Theory

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International Organisation and Global Governance

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Media: Past and Present

Theories of Development and Globalisation

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Media Production

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Culture, Communication and the Media

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Researching Audiences, Texts and Media Industries

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Communication and Media Transformations

−−

Key modules include

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

59


Media & Screen

Physiotherapy & Podiatry

COMPUTER GAMES DESIGN: STORY DEVELOPMENT

PHYSIOTHERAPY

BA (HONS)

BSc (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-physiotherapy

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-computer-games

Whether it’s the fun of Super Mario or the horror of Resident Evil that consumes you, this is your chance to convert your passion for playing games into knowledge about how to create and design them.

Physiotherapists treat patients of all ages, helping them to manage pain caused by accidents, illness and disability. Their expertise helps improve mobility, independence and quality of life.

We’ll give you the capability to come up with an interesting idea and take it from paper to screen – prototyping it and developing it both individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team in a way that mirrors the professional games industry.

This course prepares you to be a practitioner in all aspects of Physiotherapy and includes the minimum of 1,000 clinical hours you need to qualify.

You’ll have the opportunity to create a game for leading professional clients, from small independent development studios such as Dlala to international multi-platform entertainment giants such as Endemol. You’ll be taught by a mixture of renowned academics and industry professionals with global reputations. You’ll also be inspired by the industry heavyweights who visit UEL on a regular basis as part of our guest lecture programme. Why us? We believe our courses are ideal preparation for a career in the games industry - and we can point to a couple of BAFTAs to back it up. In the last five years, two of our graduates have featured in Develop Magazine’s list of the industry’s top 30 most promising young talents. Some students go on to work as designers, programmers, testers and producers in a wide range of companies while others have become games design teachers themselves or launched successful careers in other areas of digital media. Key modules include

You’ll learn how to treat patients and to communicate with them effectively, gaining hands-on experience from year one through your work placements in the National Health Service and private sector. You’ll also develop a thorough understanding of the human body and what happens when injuries occur. Why us? We have a long and proud tradition of teaching Physiotherapy. In fact, we were the first university in the UK to offer Physiotherapy as a degree subject. Our small annual intake of 32 students ensures a low staffto-student ratio. It’s one of the reasons our students gave us a huge ‘overall satisfaction’ score of 97 per cent in the 2014 National Student Survey. Key modules include −−

Applied healthcare science

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Foundations to practice

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Human body – locomotor

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Cardiopulmonary health

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Musculoskeletal rehabilitation

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Neurological rehabilitation

−−

Research methods

−−

Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy

−−

Physiotherapy practice in systemic or long term conditions

−−

Digital Content Design

−−

Introduction to Gameplay Development

−−

Digital Media Research Methods and Concepts

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Gameplay Events and Level Design

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Process and c onduct of research

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Story and Myth

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Social enterprise and professional practice

−−

Games Studio

−−

Dynamic Gameplay

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

60


Physiotherapy & Podiatry

Psychology

PODIATRY

PSYCHOLOGY

BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons)

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-podiatry

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-psychology

Podiatrists study the structure and function of the whole body and specialise in the foot, ankle and lower limb.

Anyone studying for a Psychology BSc degree at UEL will leave with a better understanding of human behaviour across a wide range of areas. That’s something employers value, particularly when it comes to managerial appointments. And if you choose to continue on the academic pathway, this fully accredited degree is a first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

On graduating, you’ll be a qualified healthcare professional making your own clinical decisions. You’ll be ready to work alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver preventative care, and to diagnose and treat a wide range of problems affecting the lower limb. You’ll be taught about anatomy, physiology and pathology, and how the body reacts to illness and injury – with a special focus on foot and lower limb problems. One of the distinctive features of this course is the vast amount of practical experience it gives you. Under supervision, you’ll start seeing patients after Christmas of your first year in our on-site Clinical Education Centre. You’ll also undertake clinical placements within National Health Service clinics across London and the east of England. Why us? The ultimate aim of the course is to prepare you for a career in podiatry as a qualified healthcare professional making your own clinical decisions. We’ve designed the course to reflect the employment opportunities open to qualified podiatrists and to make sure your degree gives you a head start in the job market. Many of our students have landed jobs in the same organisations where they undertook clinical placements. One of the advantages of a degree in podiatry is the career choice available to you when you graduate. You could go on to work within the NHS or in private practice. Key modules include

Throughout our distinctive Psychology BSc degree we’ll give you the perfect grounding from which to specialise. We’ll offer you flexibility and plenty of choice. At other universities you might find your choice of subject limited. Studying Psychology at UEL enables you to follow your own pathway, rather than a set pattern, because of the sheer variety of options available to you. Why us? Our undergraduate psychology programmes are among the best in the country. In 2014, the National Student Survey ranked us second in London for Psychology. This programme is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society. Our partners in the NHS and the local community helped us design the course content and activities. You’ll be joining one of the biggest Psychology departments in the country, and become part of a community of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral clinical psychology students, with access to superb specialist equipment and laboratories and an extraordinary breadth of knowledge. Key modules include −−

Researching Psychological Worlds

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Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Differential

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Clinical Podiatry Practice

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Human Gait Studies

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Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

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Applied Musculoskeletal Podiatry

−−

Thinking like a psychologist

−−

Health Sciences and Pharmacology

−−

Researching Psychological Worlds 2

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High Risk and Musculoskeletal practice

−−

−−

Social Enterprise and Professional Practice

Applications of psychobiology, individual differences and social psychology

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Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

61


Tourism, Hospitality & Entertainment Management

Tourism, Hospitality & Entertainment Management

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

TOURISM MANAGEMENT

BA (Hons)

BA (Hons) uel.ac.uk/int-ug-tourism-management

uel.ac.uk/int-ug-hospitality-mgmt

Hospitality is a growth industry. Our BA (Hons) Hospitality Management degree will give you a head start in forging a career in this dynamic, exciting sector.

Our course places a strong emphasis on developing the skills and qualities you’ll need to succeed in this diverse, global industry.

We began the course in 2013 in response to high demand for a first-class education in hospitality to complement our popular courses in events management and tourism management.

We’ll give you a solid understanding of the basic business principles underlying tourism wherever you are in the world. You’ll learn about managing destinations, resources and people, marketing and finance, and sub-sectors such as accommodation, visitor attractions and transport.

The course will prepare you for all aspects of the hospitality business - managing people, resources and events, as well as mastering the marketing, finance and innovation areas of the industry. Graduates with the knowledge and skills gained on this course are in demand in hotels, restaurants, clubs, cruise liners, airlines, casinos and anywhere else where hospitality skills are valued throughout the world. Why us? You’ll learn from a teaching team with first-hand experience of the hospitality business as well as strong academic credentials. You’ll enjoy fact-finding trips to some of London’s most iconic locations as part of the course. And you’ll have the chance to work on a social enterprise scheme abroad as part of our acclaimed Global Scholars scheme. We offer the option of a year’s work placement in industry to boost your skills and CV, as well as plenty of other work experience opportunities and field trips. Key modules include

You’ll also have the chance to take a placement year, where you’ll put your growing knowledge to the test with a job in tourism that will give you valuable experience and a stand-out  CV. Why us? You’ll have some of the most famous destinations in the world on your doorstop. As part of your studies you’ll go on visits and behind-the-scenes trips to build your understanding of how these tourist attractions operate. You’ll also learn first-hand from practising tourism professionals through our guest speaker programme. Recent speakers have come from organisations such as Tourism Concern, City Cruises, London City Airport and the National Trust. You’ll have the chance to undertake a placement year in the tourism industry to boost your experience and CV. If you decide not to take up this option, we’ll still help you to find work experience or an internship during the course. Key modules include

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International Tourism and Hospitality: Concepts and Approaches

−−

−−

The Business Environment for the Leisure and Cultural Industries

International Tourism and Hospitality: Concepts and Approaches

−−

−−

Accounting and Finance for the Cultural Industries

The Business Environment for the Leisure and Cultural Industries

−−

Destination Marketing

−−

Accounting and Finance for the Cultural industries

−−

Developing and Planning Sustainable Tourism

−−

Destination Marketing

−−

Exhibition and Conference Management

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Developing and Planning Sustainable Tourism

−−

Food and Beverage Management

−−

Heritage, Museums and Cultural Tourism

−−

Sports and Event Tourism

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

Three years full-time

September

Three years full-time

September

62


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PRE-MASTERS This three-month, one-semester course gives you the skills you need to do a master’s degree at UEL. It’s designed for international students with at least an undergraduate third-class final grade from a recognised university. The course is suitable for students with a wide range of backgrounds, qualifications and experience, and you can apply for it online through our website. Passing the course means you’ll be eligible for automatic entry to several UEL master’s courses.

64


University of East London

University of East London

PRE-SESSIONAL ACADEMIC ENGLISH

PRE-MASTERS uel.ac.uk/pre-masters

uel.ac.uk/pre-sessional-english

Our Pre-sessional Academic English course is much more than a standard English course; it is an intensive training programme organised around academic projects that reflect the tasks you will need to complete for your main degree.

This three-month, one-term course will provide you with the skills you need to progress to a Master’s degree at the University of East London. The Pre-Master’s programme will develop your study, critical thinking and analytical skills. It will introduce you to the in-depth academic study required for a Master’s degree, and it will familiarise you with what it is like to study at a British university, which may be very different to your home country.

Duration 5 week course 10 week course 15 week course

Why us?

Entry requirements Required level for main degree programme (IELTS) (5.5) −−

5 Weeks

5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in all areas

−−

10 Weeks

5.0 or more in all areas

−−

15 Weeks

4.5 or more in all areas

Students taking our Pre-Master’s will benefit from our firstclass teaching staff, campuses and facilities, together with the services of our dedicated International Office. You will have full access to our libraries, which are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, together with our computer and sports facilities.

Required level for main degree programme (IELTS) (6.0) −−

5 weeks

5.5 or more in all areas

Entry requirements

−−

10 weeks

5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in all areas

−−

15 weeks

5.0 or more in all areas

To join the Pre-Master’s course, you need to have the equivalent of a third-class Honours degree from the UK.

This table is for guidance only. Other English language qualifications may be considered. Please email languagecentre@uel.ac.uk for more information.

Please note that some of our Master’s courses have subjectspecific entry requirements in addition to the above. If this is the case, you must have met these requirements before joining the Pre-Master’s course. The English language requirements for all candidates are: for the one-term programme, you will need an overall IELTS of at least 6.0, with a 6.0 in writing and speaking, 5.5 in listening and reading.

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I chose to study MSc Civil Engineering at UEL because the department is ranked third in London and fourth amongst modern universities. I was impressed by the support given to me by the international office staff, who helped me in the application process. UEL also offered me a partial scholarship. Usman Umar MSc Civil Engineering

POSTGRADUATE COURSES Studying for a postgraduate qualification is an investment in your future. Specialist knowledge gained from higher study differentiates you from other graduates and is valued by employers. Many of our courses offer professional accreditation, which can boost your industry credentials and help you gain a competitive advantage for future employment. So whether you want to develop your career, change direction or become an expert in your subject area, we can help you take the next step.

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By studying for a postgraduate qualification, you’re investing in your career. We offer a huge choice to international students: over 100 courses from five different Schools - a selection of which follows. A postgraduate qualification will make you stand out in a competitive jobs market. If you’ve already begun your career, it will take your professional development to a new level. For more information, visit: uel.ac.uk/international

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Accounting

Accounting

FINANCE & RISK

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

MSc

MSc uel.ac.uk/int-pg-financial-management

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-finance-risk

Estimating risk models. The financing of firms. Understanding the risk-return trade-off. These are just some of the topics covered within the MSc Finance and Risk in the School of Business and Law at UEL. The programme has been designed for those who want to pursue professional qualifications such as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Participants will gain the analytical and econometric skills required to undertake practical, researchfocused assignments and gain the necessary foundation in portfolio theory, investment management and financial risk management. The programme also seeks to foster an understanding of how governments and organisations address risks in the finance industry and develop students’ knowledge of financial risk management and how this affects the behaviour of firms. Why us? You’ll have access to the Global Investments Certificate programme and Corporate Finance Certificate programme provided by Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Luxembourg. You’ll learn from professionals and study in the heart of Canary Wharf on our new Canary Wharf programme. You’ll have access to on-site Bloomberg terminals and real-time trading data. We offer a global scholars programme, enabling overseas travel to share innovative ideas that contribute to a global society.

If you want to work in the financial services industry, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to succeed. Our students come from all over the world and are motivated to learn in the financial capital of London with all of the advantages that brings. Based in Stratford, close to the global financial hubs of the City of London and Canary Wharf, you will live and breathe the financial services industry with this highly hands-on course. You will develop your theoretical and analytical skills and knowledge, which, combined with practical experience, will offer you premium preparation for the workplace. Why us? We have designed this course to boost your prospects of a career in the financial services industry. If you work in the industry already, you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to advance in it. You will study risk, derivatives, investment strategies and the stock market, and take a strategic approach towards managing a portfolio while learning to analyse and interpret financial and econometric data from e-views, Bloomberg and other sources. At the same time, you will get to grips with key theories and concepts, learn about the regulatory framework and build your skills to the level expected of a master’s student.

This is a learning programme that is truly transformational, providing the knowledge and opportunities to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

You will learn how to use the Bloomberg trading tool, giving you an advantage over students on similar courses across London as you will gaining experience on the same tools that financial managers use professionally.

Key modules include

Key modules include

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Financial Risk Management

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International Finance and Security Analysis

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International Finance and Security Analysis

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Portfolio Theory and Investment Management

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Portfolio Theory and Investment Management

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The Economics of Money, Banking and Finance

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Applied Quantitative Finance

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Financial Derivatives

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Islamic Banking and Financial Regulation.

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September and January

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Accounting

Accounting

ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE

INT. ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

MSc

MSc

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-islamic-banking

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-accounting-finance

This course will give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Islamic finance and banking, which have grown rapidly in Western Europe over the past two decades.

Understanding the risk-return trade off. Analysing international markets. Managing a major portfolio. These are just some of the themes covered by the International Accounting and Finance MSc programme at Royal Docks Business School.

Combining a study of how specifically Islamic finance works and how this compares and contrasts with the underlying ideas of the faith and Western financial practices, this master’s course provides a unique perspective on an expanding sector.

Students will gain a good understanding of the implications that international accounting and finance issues have on the financial decisions that businesses make, and develop their knowledge of both the theoretical and practical aspects of international accounting and finance, and the current issues in these areas. The course seeks to develop a critical awareness of the principles and techniques required to make effective financial decisions and provides an understanding of econometrics techniques and research skills. Students will also develop skills and competencies within accounting and finance, blending the right mix of knowledge, skills and innovation that are needed to work within these functions in the modern business environment.

Our base in London, close to the financial powerhouses of the City of London and Canary Wharf, is a major benefit as you will have the opportunity to access leading Islamic banking and financial institutions for a work placement and additional expertise. Why us? As well as learning the fundamental principles, theories and practices of the sector, you will also learn about good business ethics, business decision-making, research and analysis. With some choice in what you study and the dissertation giving you the option to specialise in an area of specific relevance to you, you will be able to differentiate yourself even further in the job market. London is a growing centre for Islamic finance and many City firms and multinational financial institutions now provide Islamic financial services, including HSBC, UBS, Standard Chartered and Crédit Agricole. This growth increases your employment options, and with the professional network and contacts you will gain while on this course, you will be well placed to pursue a career in the field. Key modules include −−

Issues in Islamic Banking and Finance

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Research Methods in Accounting and Finance

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Islamic Banking and Financial Regulation

Why us? The MSc International Accounting and Finance is a specialist programme designed to enhance your understanding of the international aspects of accounting and finance within organisations. This will enable you to develop a career within that function. You’ll have access to on-site Bloomberg terminals and realtime trading data, and you’ll be working alongside a dedicated and expert team of lecturers and researchers. This course is as current as it is timely, with the adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standards. Key modules include −−

Financial Analysis and Corporate Finance

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International Finance and Security Analysis

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Issues in International Accounting

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Research Methods and Econometrics

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September and January

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Accounting

Architecture & Design

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

ARCHITECTURE

MSc

MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) uel.ac.uk/int-pg-architecture

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-prof-accounting

At the University of East London, we have more than a quarter of a century of experience in delivering accountancy training. We have developed this master’s course in response to student demand for a higher level qualification to enhance career prospects and professional development. You are likely to come to us with a relevant first degree. The course has a strong practical bias. You will learn how to apply theory to practice. We will train you in research methods and methodologies and expose you to the profession’s latest thinking, techniques and practices. While you are learning the core elements required of accountancy professionals, we will also prepare you for the professional exams set by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Why us? You could become a chartered certified accountant, a chartered management accountant or a chartered public finance accountant. You could choose to work for a big accountancy firm, auditor or taxation specialist. There will be a range of opportunities open to you, since companies of all sizes in all sectors need people who can understand numbers and offer sound advice to help them flourish. With this qualification, you could go into the world of banking or investment, or into the finance department of any business. Alternatively, you could use your skills to help a charity, or work for local or central government or another public body. Key modules include

We believe architecture is about engagement. Rather than sitting in a studio designing buildings theoretically you will go out and work on projects in the local area – a thriving, dynamic part of London with huge infrastructure developments. You will fulfil your creative potential and perfect your skills by working on designs that tackle real-life issues not just in east London but around the world. You will engage with architectural events nationally and internationally. In 2014, our students exhibited as part of the Venice Biennale in Italy and at the London Festival of Architecture. Our MArch Architecture course is fully accredited, furthering your progress towards becoming a qualified architect. Why us? With our MArch behind you, you will be fully prepared to become a qualified architect. Our course is fully accredited and grants you Part 2 exemption from the ARB/RIBA professional examinations. You will graduate from a course that enjoys an international reputation for producing award-winning designers capable of producing complex architectural proposals with skill and sensitivity. You will also benefit from our superb connections. We have well established links with a variety of architectural practices and local organisations and these have enabled our students to secure some enviable jobs. Graduates from our MArch course are now working in a wide variety of contexts; some for public sector organisations in the UK, some for environmental charities. Other students have joined design practices in the UK, or large international practices overseas. Some have started their own design businesses.

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Governance and Accountability

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Corporate Reporting

Key modules include

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Business Strategy

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Architectural Design M1

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Technical, professional and cultural studies M1

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Architectural Design M2

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Technical, professional and cultural studies M2

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September

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Architecture & Design

Bioscience

ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MSc

MSc uel.ac.uk/int-pg-biomedical-science

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-architecture-urbanism

Whether you want to expand your field of expertise, or deepen it, this unique one-year course will enrich your knowledge and enhance your career in the fields of Urban Design, Sustainable Architecture, Computational Architecture, Critical Architectural Heritage, and International Development and Practice. The course is aimed at architecture graduates wishing to specialise, and at those within the ‘built environment’ – such as planners, psychologists, quantity surveyors or designers. This is a bespoke degree in which you can take advantage of the wide range of study areas, or concentrate your energies on a specific area. Why us? You will have superb opportunities to benefit from the links we have already established with organisations such as Article 25, the world-renowned group working on global shelter and housing, and the Gold Medal-winning C+S Italian architectural practice. This course is ideal if you are a practitioner or recent graduate wishing to diversify your knowledge of built environment disciplines. It may help you shift your architectural practice into a new field or direction. It will give you a better understanding of contemporary practice within a global context and help you develop your critical design or writing and thinking skills. Key modules include −−

Computational Architecture

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Architecture and Heritage

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Sustainable Architecture

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Design for International Development

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Landscape Theory

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Urban Design: City Building

This one-year course offers you an ideal opportunity to enhance your career if you are already working in the sector of biomedical science. You will enrich and update your knowledge, gaining an accredited postgraduate qualification which will help you achieve progression at work. The course will also give you the qualification you need to become a biomedical scientist if your first degree was not IBMS-accredited. We advise you to check first with the regulatory body before embarking on the course, and check back with them once you have completed it. We offer broad-based teaching across the full range of topics areas within biomedical science. It is invaluable if you want to study a range of topics with a view to going on to undertake research in a specialist area. Why us? Unlike some similar courses elsewhere, this one-year course is fully accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). This is the ideal course if you are already working in biomedical science and seeking career progression or if you are in a related profession and are looking for a change of direction. Bioscience made a big contribution to the figure of 86 per cent of our Allied Health research that was rated either ‘worldleading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This makes us the top modern university in London for our area of research and eighth in the country. Key modules include −−

Biology of Disease 1 (Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology)

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Biology of Disease 2 (Cellular Pathology and Haematology)

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Biomedical Immunology

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Bioinformatics

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September

One year full-time

September and January

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Bioscience

Bioscience

BIOTECHNOLOGY

PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

MSc

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-biotechnology

MA uel.ac.uk/int-pg-pharma-science

Biotechnology is the practical application of molecular biology in human and animal health, agriculture, the environment and biochemical manufacturing. This one-year course, with its particular emphasis on bioinformatics, has a wide range of potential uses. Your studies will equip you with knowledge of the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of specialist areas of biotechnology. We will also train you in research processes, culminating in an individual research project. This will equip you to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field. Why us? Many industries are turning to biotechnology to improve their products and to make the manufacturing process easier, cleaner and more cost effective. Good connections with the National Health Service, the pharmaceutical industry and other employers. Key modules include −−

Bioinformatics

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Commercial Biotechnology

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Molecular Biology and Disease

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Research Project

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Research Skills

Pharmaceutical Science is at the interface between biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology and epidemiology, all of which you will have the opportunity to study on this course. It will give you a detailed understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of pharmaceutical science and you will develop the skills you need to undertake individual and collaborative research. We have carefully structured the course – which shares two taught modules with MSc Phyto-pharmaceutical Science course – to maximise your employment prospects. You will be taught by hugely experienced staff with a wealth of contacts from their time spent working in the industry. You will study in newly refurbished laboratories with the latest analytical equipment. Why us? This is a new course – introduced in 2013 – which is proving particularly popular with overseas students as a bridge either to employment within the pharmaceutical industry or to continuing study through to a PhD. Bioscience made a big contribution to the 86 per cent of our Allied Health research that was rated either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This makes us the top modern university in London for our area of research and eighth in the country. Key modules include −−

Drug design

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Advanced Pharmaceutics

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Research Skills

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Research Project

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Advanced Cellular Pharmacology & Physiology

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Bioinformatics

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Toxicology

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Pharmaceutical Analysis

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September

One year full-time

September and January

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Business

Business

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MSc

MA

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-int-business-mgmt

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-int-resource-mgmt

If you have ambitions to climb the corporate ladder and develop a career in international business, this very popular master’s course is a great place to begin your ascent.

Increasing globalisation has meant that growing numbers of companies and organisations now operate across borders. While this networked economy creates huge business opportunities, it brings with it big challenges to ensure that staff are supported, developed, and managed effectively.

Previous business experience or study is not essential; students from a variety of backgrounds from all over the world come to the University of East London to take this course. You will learn how successful businesses manage their global enterprises to keep on top of shifting markets, technological change and unforeseen issues and opportunities. You will develop a wide range of analytical, research and communication skills as you work on projects with your fellow students and undertake your own original research. Why us? You will be taught by active researchers with industry experience, backed by guest speakers from leading companies. If you have not done a business degree before, this course is specifically designed to provide you with an intensive, highlevel insight into global business. You will gain accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to boost your CV and career prospects. Key modules include

We have designed this master’s course to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to manage people in an international context. It will benefit not just HR professionals but anyone who has responsibility for managing individuals and teams across borders. This course attracts students from across the world, including Nigeria, China and Bangladesh. It will enhance the professional standing of any HR or business professional and deliver the skills and qualities you will need to succeed. Why us? Best in London for Human Resource Management You will learn from experienced HRM professionals and research-active academics. You will be joining a cosmopolitan community of students in a dynamic learning environment with superb facilities. Key modules include −−

Managing resources in the international business environment

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Managing resources in the international business environment

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Managing innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable international supply chains

Managing innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable international supply chains

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Strategy, leadership and change management in international businesses

Strategy, leadership and change management in international businesses

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International marketing and business research

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International marketing and business research

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Changes in the business context

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Changes in the business context

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Management report: Research

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Management report: Research

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September and January

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Business

Civil Engineering

MBA

CIVIL ENGINEERING

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-mba

MSc uel.ac.uk/int-pg-civil-engineering

If you are a graduate with three or more years of managerial, entrepreneurial or professional experience, searching for the next destination in your career, then our MBA will help take you there. Whether you are looking to move up in your existing industry or branch out into a new one, you will benefit from a thorough grounding in management fundamentals. You will get exposure to cutting edge research and best practice, and you will hone your team-working, leadership and consulting skills. You will study at a Business School with 20 years’ experience in the MBA field, and with brand new facilities and innovative teaching methods. You will experience diversity at first hand, in our MBA average class typically composed of more than 15 different nationalities, in one of the world’s most diverse cities. Why us? The MBA full time is a dynamic programme designed to provide participants with a global view of business. Furthermore, UEL has partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to offer UEL MBA students a qualified route to gaining prestigious Chartered Manager status. In today’s fast changing environment, the School of Business and Law seeks to equip students with the edge they need to get ahead in the business world, through a programme that promotes strong business foundations, as well as creativity and entrepreneurship. Key modules include −−

Global Business Analysis

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Managing Marketing and Operations

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Global Management of People and Projects

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Consultancy and Entrepreneurship

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Sustainable Strategic Management

Our Civil Engineering MSc will develop your engineering expertise in line with the ever-changing demands of the profession. We will enhance your knowledge in all the essential areas, from geotechnical and coastal engineering to design and construction management, and we will make sure your research skills are sharp enough to give you the competitive edge when you embark on your career. Our campus location in the heart of London’s Docklands will allow you to see close up the challenges, and opportunities, for the next generation of engineers such as intensive urbanisation and major economic regeneration. Why us? We have a wealth of experience in this field. For more than 50 years we have offered postgraduate courses in civil engineering, led by respected engineers and scientists with an impressive body of research. The Guardian University Guide league tables for 2015 ranked our Civil Engineering courses among the top four for London, alongside UCL, Imperial and Kingston. Job opportunities for civil engineers are rising and our students have an excellent record of employment. UEL has close connections with industry and our MSc is fully accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). Key modules include −−

Advanced Structural Analysis

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Design in Steel and Concrete

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Design in Timber and Masonry

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Engineering Management and Project Organisation

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Highway Engineering

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Hydraulic Structures, Coastal and River Engineering

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Research Dissertation

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Soil Structure Engineering

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Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

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Transportation Engineering.

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September and January

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Note: January courses are subject to confirmation by relevant schools


Computer Science & Informatics

Computer Science & Informatics

DATA SCIENCE

INFORMATION SECURITY & DIGITAL FORENSICS

MSc uel.ac.uk/int-pg-data-science

MSc uel.ac.uk/int-pg-digital-forensics

The information we extract from data is an invaluable resource for business and wealth creation in general, and London is at the heart of this. With our Docklands campus so close to the data-centric industries of the City of London and Canary Wharf and the emerging technological and creative startups in east London, our course is ideally situated to benefit from this. Our course leaders have particular expertise in novel approaches to analysis, issues of data quality and information security. They are able to draw on a rich seam of research, having been being involved in ongoing research projects for organisations such as the London Borough of Newham Why us? UEL is at the forefront of this field. We set up the first MSc for Data Science in the UK in 2013 and since then other universities have followed our lead. Career opportunities for data scientists are rising exponentially. Our MSc offers advanced qualification that is increasingly sought after by companies and organisations worldwide. It will place you in a prime position in the job market or develop your career in your existing role. Armed with our MSc, you will be eligible to apply for membership of the Royal Statistical Society. It could also lead to our ground-breaking new Doctorate in Data Science (D.Data Sc), which we are the only university to offer.

In 2006, UEL was the first university in the UK to offer an MSc course of this kind. While this has put us ahead of many other institutions in the region, the digital forensics area is changing rapidly in terms of tools, investigation techniques, and methods available for both investigators and criminals, so the challenge has been to continuously develop and enhance the programme materials and structure to equip our students with the skills and knowledge demanded by the market. This course is your entry to a career in digital forensics investigation. You will have access to the latest tools available on the market, such as EnCase, FTK, and Mobile Forensics tools such as Oxygen, used extensively by law enforcement agencies across the world. The programme gives you a comprehensive understanding of security in terms of IT law, security management, and hacking techniques. Why us? This programme helps students develop a wide range of skills and competencies that will prepare them for a variety of career opportunities. Graduates of this programme can progress to work in multinational organisations, including cybercrimefighting agencies. And 83 per cent of Computer Science students at UEL found their course engaging, compared to a sector average of 76 per cent.

Key modules include

Key modules include

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Advanced Decision Making

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Computer Security

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Data ecology

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Security Management

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Qualitative Data Analysis

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Seizure and Examination of Computer Forensics

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Quantitative Data Analysis

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IT & Internet Law

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Research Dissertation

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Spatial Data Analysis

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September and January

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Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ENGINEERING MSc

MSc

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-electrical-electronic

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-structural-engineering

If you want to deepen your knowledge and understanding of electronic and electrical design and fast-track your career, a postgraduate qualification that combines advanced theory and practice is your natural next step.

We have designed our Structural Engineering MSc to develop your expertise in line with the ever-changing demands of the profession. We will enhance your knowledge in all the essential areas, from advanced structural analysis to soilstructure engineering, and we will ensure your research skills are sharp enough to give you the competitive edge when you embark on your career.

We have been teaching engineering at UEL for more than 100 years and our courses are current and relevant. Our lecturers have worked on prestigious industrial projects and undertake leading research. This MSc will help to fast-track your engineering career. Why us? We have superb facilities, including CAD suites, a control and power electronics lab and specialist labs for digital signal processing and integrated circuit design. Our strong industry links mean that you will be well placed to find employment, and many of our graduates are employed across an impressive range of engineering companies. Key modules include −−

Digital Signal Processing & Applications

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Control Engineering

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Radio Frequency and Microwave Circuit Design

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Wireless Propagation

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System Engineering

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Communication Networks

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Digital and Embedded Systems

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Power Electronics and Drives

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Radio Frequency and Microwave Measurement and Analysis

Our campus location in the heart of London’s Docklands will allow you to see close up the challenges, and opportunities, for the next generation of engineers, from intensive urbanisation and major economic regeneration to climatic change. Why us? UEL has a wealth of experience in this field. For more than 50 years we have offered postgraduate courses in structural engineering, led by respected engineers and scientists with an impressive body of research. We will help you gain a comprehensive depth of knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date practices and theories in Structural Engineering Key modules include −−

Soil Structure Engineering

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Design in Steel and Concrete

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Advanced Structural Analysis

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Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

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Research Dissertation

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Design in Timber and Masonry

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September

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Note: January courses are subject to confirmation by relevant schools


International Development

International Development

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

NGO & DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

MSc

MSc

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-int-relations

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-ngo-dev-mgmt

The course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping global politics and state and inter-state relations as well as an appreciation of the context of international relations in terms of global inequalities, power and environmental risks.

This course examines the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalised world, giving you the skills for a job in development and the wider sectors.

Our students come to us from all over the world, so you will be working in an international environment. The course will equip you with skills and knowledge you need for a career working in a global body, government department or organisation dealing with international policy. You will also be encouraged to improve your research skills and learn how to take an active part in international and academic conferences and debates. Why us? This programme offers a unique combination of Critical Theory thinking related to the study of International Relations together with the study of Global Environmental Politics. MSc International Relations is taught by researchers writing at the forefront of the discipline. Students on this programme also benefit from day schools and field trips. Key modules include −−

Critical Theories of International Relations

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Global Environmental Politics

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Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists

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Introduction to Forced Migration

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Conflict, Displacement and Security

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International Human Rights

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Current Issues and Research in International Law

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Law and Policy in the Middle East

You’ll be equipped with all the practical skills that are in great demand in development agencies. But you’ll also gain insight across the wider picture, understanding how developing countries can progress and how the poor can be mobilised to escape from the poverty trap. The course also explores how NGOs can play a key role in promoting social and economic progress and you’ll develop the ability to identify, design and implement strategy with a view to enhancing the situation of the poor. Our students and staff are a diverse group from different backgrounds and your tutors have expertise in many key development regions and countries from Africa, South Asia and Latin America to Palestine and Bangladesh. Why us? The course has a strong focus on your future career and we’ll help you develop the practical skills to make you an informed and critical development practitioner. Our staff are actively involved in development work and research around the world and we have an alumni network of former students who are working in NGOs or have set up NGOs themselves. Our wide-ranging contacts enable us to facilitate placement opportunities in development agencies and aid and relief organisations, as well as in the voluntary sector. Key modules include −−

Development Management in the International Context

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Programme and Project Design

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Research Methods

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Sustainability and the Commons

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Introduction to Forced Migration

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Psycho-Social Perspectives of Forced Migration

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September

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Law

Law

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

INTERNATIONAL LAW

LLM

LLM uel.ac.uk/int-pg-int-law

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-energy-resources-law

Energy and mineral resources is an increasingly important and complex sector. Governments, firms and citizens grapple with the legal and regulatory framework for resources extraction, the business risks, energy costs, threats of resources scarcity, environmental impacts and carbon emissions and climate change issues. As the law, policy and practice in the energy and minerals industry and its institutional framework continue to evolve to address the competing interests in the industry, this is an exciting time to study in the field. Our brand new LLM energy and natural resources offers a comparative and socio-legal approach to contemporary upstream and downstream oil and gas and minerals regulatory trends in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

On this course you will study different issues and perspectives in a historical and contemporary context, gaining an understanding of how the law and international politics and business interact and sometimes collide. This is a research-driven course suitable for you as a graduate, whether or not you have studied law before. It’s especially relevant if you are pursuing a legal career, have a general interest in the subject or would find it useful in your chosen field. This master’s course will equip you with a firm grounding in current issues and research in international law as well as giving you the flexibility and choice to direct your studies according to your interests.

This course is based at our new campus, University Square Stratford (USS).

Once you have a firm grasp of the major concepts and issues, you’ll be able to focus on, for example, subjects such as terrorism and crime across borders, human rights and conflict, the Middle East, or business and finance.

You will have access to Stratford Campus library open 24/7, as well as many other state-of-the-art facilities.

Why us?

Why us?

You will also have access to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies library in London.  Key modules include

UEL’s Centre on Human Rights in Conflict is an internationally renowned hub of research expertise. Our staff are at the forefront of work in this topical area of study, which is rarely out of the news. You will benefit from regular lectures and seminars, including input from high-profile guest lecturers which will also give you the opportunity to network with leading legal minds.

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Oil and Gas Law and Policy

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International Environmental Law

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International Law and Business

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International Corporate Governance

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Law of International Finance

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Law of the World Trade Organisation

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Regulation of Transnational Corporations

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Law and Development

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International Human Rights

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Current Issues and Research in International Law

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Dissertation

As a motivated and disciplined master’s student, you will carry out a considerable amount of independent study and research. To support you, you will have access to leading research databases and digital libraries, and you will be supervised and encouraged by renowned academics.

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September and January

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Note: January courses are subject to confirmation by relevant schools


Media & Screen

Physiotherapy & Podiatry

FILMMAKING

PHYSIOTHERAPY

MA

MSc

uel.ac.uk /int-pg-filmmaking

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-physiotherapy

Our innovative and strikingly diverse course will equip you to integrate the theory and practice of film, video and new screen media at an advanced level.

This course can be studied either full or part time and is aimed at physiotherapists with at least six months’ relevant work experience. It will give you the skills to research and evaluate your practice.

Learning about documentary, fiction, artists’ film and multichannel installation alongside students from all around the world, you will explore the many ways in which moving images can be authored. Out students traditionally produce outstanding films on a course that has proved ideal for graduates of film studies, cultural and media studies, humanities and social sciences, as well as art and design. You will learn in a creative, collaborative environment which draws upon the research of leading film practitioners, theorists and historians and takes advantage of our great links to the film industry and art world.

The course is popular with international practising professionals and is delivered with a studentcentred approach. Completion of this MSc has helped physiotherapists with international qualifications gain professional registration in the UK. The outstanding research environment within the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience offers you a huge range of choice and support when you come to conduct your own research project. Why us?

Why us? You will learn in our unique Moving Image Studio – a stateof-the-art platform for developing, presenting and examining the work of UK-based artists, filmmakers, scholars and organisations working with the moving image. You will benefit from using our advanced production and post-production facilities in film (both 16mm and Super 16mm formats), HD video and sound, all delivered by expert technical instructors. Some of our recent MA students have taken on key roles in the film industry, film journalism and film festivals. Others have progressed to practice-led PhD research or have found employment in London’s vibrant production and postproduction film and TV culture. Key modules include

This course will give you a firm grounding in the underlying principles of practice as well as the latest evidence-based research, so you can critically evaluate current practices and theories within your professional and academic disciplines. We will encourage you to develop the skills relevant to independent lifelong learning, including the ability to think and reflect, research and analyse and work and communicate within a group. With the skills you gain you can become a research practitioner, developing leadership in healthcare in your chosen field. Completion of this MSc has helped physiotherapists with international qualifications gain professional registration in the UK. It could also help with professional registration in other countries.

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Media Production

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Evaluation of Interventions in Practice

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Audiovision

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One year full-time

September

One year full-time

September

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Psychology

Psychology

APPLIED POSITIVE PSYCH. & COACHING PSYCH.

CLINICAL & COMMUNITY PYSCHOLOGY

MSc

MSc

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-psychology

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-psychology

The course fully integrates positive psychology and coaching psychology to create an innovative training programme for those promoting wellbeing.

This one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) course bridges the gap between BSc Psychology and doctoral-level training.

There is a growing recognition within the world’s coaching and positive psychology community that such integration is an important step forward, providing clients with a more openminded approach to their mental health. From the point of view of positive psychology, the course will have a strong foundation in cutting-edge theory and research relating to wellbeing. The coaching element will feature advanced training in working with clients and groups in professional capacities.

It is aimed at those who have had at least some experience in psychology services who want to go on to train as a researcher, a therapist, or a clinical, counselling or educational psychologist. You need not have a first degree in Psychology but your training and experience must be in a related area and demonstrate a suitable career trajectory. Getting onto a professional doctorate course is a highly competitive business but this MSc in a well-established, highly-regarded teaching environment could help give you the edge you need.

Why us? When you graduate from this course you will operate as a more flexible consultant or practitioner in a rapidly developing and increasingly sought-after field.

Why us? Our course, unlike most courses of this kind, is taught mainly by qualified and practising clinical psychologists.

You will be well versed in relevant scientific literature, with the confidence to apply this knowledge in your professional practice.

This course serves as a potential bridge between a Psychology or Psychology-related BSc and the prospect of doing further research or training or a professional doctorate.

This may involve working with individuals on a one-toone basis through executive coaching, or working at an organisational level using positive organisational scholarship.

Recent graduates have gone on to study for a PhD, or to work in NHS services, or undertake professional doctorates in Clinical, Educational and Counselling Psychology.

There is a significant demand for the skills that this integrated course develops.

The availability of intermediate exit points from this degree means that it is also a highly flexible way of returning to work with enhanced prospects.

Key modules include

You will also be well placed to apply for jobs such as junior/ assistant psychology posts, or research positions.

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Perspectives on Wellbeing

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Multidimensional Flourishing

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The Search for Something Higher

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The Practice of Evidence-based Coaching

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Clinical and Community Psychology Theory and Practice

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Coaching in Professional Contexts

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Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

Research Methods and Dissertation

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Family and Systemic Therapies

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Community Psychology Approaches

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Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Therapies

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Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September

One year full-time

September and January

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Note: January courses are subject to confirmation by relevant schools


Psychology

School of Social Sciences

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

MSc

MA

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-psychology

uel.ac.uk/int-pg-sociology

The Psychology MSc programme is for students with a first degree in another subject area who want to learn about Psychology, and for those who want to go on to train to become a professional psychologist. Many students go on to other postgraduate courses in Psychology, such as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. It is also an excellent course for those who want to become a researcher, or to simply use the knowledge and skills gained in another career.

Our social world is changing all the time and there is growing demand by employers for expert social researchers. This new course is designed to give you the extra edge needed in a competitive job market.

Our MSc Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership. The programme can be completed either full-time or part-time. Why us? We are second in London for Psychology, according to the National Student Satisfaction survey 2014. You will have an opportunity to participate in innovative research with specialists in their fields. Key modules include

UEL offers you a unique chance to study sociology at a university based at the heart of an area experiencing the quickest rate of social change in Europe. You will benefit from being taught by academic staff at the cutting edge of research, who have excellent links to the communities developing around the campus. We will introduce you to a variety of research methods and topics of study and give you advanced training in key sociological theories to enhance your understanding of the changes and crises associated with the modern era. Why us? We are ranked as the top post-1992 University for Research and teaching in sociology and we believe there is no better location in Europe to study the subject than at UEL. Our academic team have excellent links to communities in east London. This gives you unique opportunities for research.

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Social Psychology & CHIPS (Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology)

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Research Methods

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Cognitive Psychology & Psychobiology

Our new course responds to the growing need for highlytrained social researchers and we will introduce you to a variety of cutting-edge research methods and topics of study.

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Developmental Psychology & Personality/ Individual Differences

Key modules include

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Independent Research Thesis

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Theorising Modernity, Understanding Crises

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Framing Questions, Locating Research

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Themes and Issues in Sociology

Duration

Start date

Duration

Start date

One year full-time

September and January

One year full-time

September

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University of East London

PhD uel.ac.uk/int-phd

Our university, with its purpose-built iconic Docklands campus and historic Stratford campus located within a stone’s throw of the Olympic Park, is at the hub of Europe’s largest social regeneration initiative, one that is transforming the economic, cultural, and environmental prospects of a region stretching from Canary Wharf to the North Sea. Our critical contribution to that process has been recognised by the European Union and the UK government through the joint funding of Knowledge Dock, a UEL specialist knowledge transfer centre containing state of the art research facilities. UEL’s expertise is thus at the forefront of the government’s commitment to building sustainable communities. Our engagement takes many forms: promoting local involvement in public policy; capturing the oral histories of diaspora populations; developing entrepreneurial skills; designing sustainability into the transformed built environment; enabling participation for the excluded through digital media; fostering social and economic integration; and promoting physical and psychological health. Our MPhil, PhD and professional doctorate research programmes are fully engaged with these and many other areas critical to social, cultural, environmental, and economic regeneration. Given the diverse range of the region’s cosmopolitan communities and the global perspectives required for urban regeneration within a world city, UEL’s research is also truly international in scope. How to apply Prior to making your application, you are encouraged to identify a UEL school and supervisor which matches your area of interest. Details of school staff and their research and supervisory interests can be found by browsing the schools pages on the university’s website. Simply visit uel.ac.uk and click on ‘Our Schools’ on the homepage Enquiries about research areas should be addressed to the Graduate School at UEL: pgradmiss@uel.ac.uk

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Academic Partnerships We’re proud of our global network of students, staff, alumni and industry connections that spans across all continents. Our learning, teaching and research is geared towards making a positive difference to the world we live in through social cohesion. We welcome the opportunity to extend our network of international partnerships and collaborations so we can continue to make this positive impact. We run a range of programmes with partners in higher education institutions, Fortune 500 companies, sports outreach schemes and communities undergoing regeneration. We offer academic partners the chance to expose their staff and students to our world-class teaching and research and become part of our global network.

Benefits of joining us as a partner Research Collaborations We are recognised for our world-class critical and applied research. Study Abroad We send students to and welcome students from an extraordinarily varied range of countries and cultures. Erasmus Students and staff visit partner universities in Europe to study, teach or carry out research. Spending a semester or a full academic year with a European partner has huge benefits.

For more information or to join the UEL Academic Partnership network please visit uel.ac.uk/partnerships or contact us at: apo@uel.ac.uk

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Disclaimer This publication has been prepared some months before the academic year to which it relates, and whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, its ongoing accuracy cannot be guaranteed. In particular, we are constantly developing and improving the programmes, modules and options described in the publication, and we reserve the right to modify or discontinue them. Throughout this publication you will find degrees marked subject to validation. While expected to be running in 2016/17, these programmes were still in the approval stage at the time of publication. No part of this prospectus is to be construed as an offer or the basis of any agreement between UEL and an individual.

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