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WELCOME Welcome to the University of East London, I am delighted that you are considering joining us to study for your undergraduate qualification. 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 first in London for student satisfaction in media studies, and second in architecture, civil engineering and psychology (NSS 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. Whoever 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, this means giving you 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 under-privileged children in Malaysia, trained in martial arts in China and provided sports therapy to runners in the Berlin Marathon.

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Options for overseas study at UEL: —— Going Global – UEL bursary scheme for short study trips abroad ——

Global Scholars – take part in an international community project

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International exchange – spend a term or a year in an overseas university

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Erasmus+ – spend a term with a partner university in Europe.

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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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Leadership and teamwork

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Critical thinking and problem-solving

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Research skills

Communication and presentation

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‘Learning by doing’ is central to the way we teach. Whatever 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. As a new undergraduate, we’ll give you a free Samsung tablet, pre-loaded with your 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.

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Whatever 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. For example, our fashion students have designed uniforms for the NHS, our architecture students have worked on real design briefs and our sports therapy students have treated marathon runners in London and Berlin and footballers at West Ham and Millwall. 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: ——

Internships, placements and volunteering opportunities

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Professional mentoring scheme, matching students with staff from major companies

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Networking opportunities and annual careers fair

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Employability skills training such as CV writing and interview techniques

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Support with setting up your own business.

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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.

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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.

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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: ——

A personal tutor to offer you one-to-one guidance

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Peer support from recent UEL graduates to help you stay on track

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‘Skillzone’ service providing expert advice on study skills

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‘StudyFest’ fortnight every summer to help you prepare for exams.

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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

APPLYING TO UEL

Fees and funding for UK/EU students

UK/EU students

You can find details of tuition fees on the course pages of our website.

You can find out how to apply for our courses by visiting our website at uel.ac.uk/undergraduate and searching for a course. Each course page provides detailed instructions about how and when to apply.

Under the current arrangements, students are able to ‘study now and pay later’. It means you don’t have to pay any tuition fees up front and you don’t have to start paying the fees back until you’re earning a reasonable income. You can take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company to cover tuition fees. This will be paid directly to the University and is available to all new UK/EU students. UK students may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help cover their living costs.

International students International students should apply directly to UEL online. Please visit our country pages for specific advice at uel.ac.uk/international Advice and guidance We have an Applicant Enquiries team available Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) for any questions. Tel: +44 (0)20 8223 3333 Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Find out more about loans at gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance Financial support for UK/EU students The University also offers a generous range of scholarships and bursaries that you can apply for. For 2016/17 these include: ——

Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, £9,000 per year

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Dean’s Scholarship, £4,500 per year

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Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary, £1,000.

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 and run dropin sessions in the daytime and some evenings. For details visit uel.ac.uk/iag

Free tablets and e-books The University of East London offers new undergraduate students a free Samsung tablet pre-loaded with e-books for all core modules.

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We’re one of only two London universities whose accountancy and finance courses are accredited by five accountancy bodies, all of which offer you exemptions from Fundamentals level papers. Our fantastic location close to the City of London and the Canary Wharf financial district offers rich opportunities for placements and internships for accountancy students.

School of Business and Law

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Our fully accredited courses will give you a thorough understanding of accounting and finance. We’ll set you on the path to a rewarding career in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, corporate finance and many other managerial level positions.

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What we’re researching

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Study for our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree and you’ll be joining a multinational, multicultural community of students in one of the world’s most important financial centres.

You can choose to broaden your knowledge and experience by undertaking an optional year-long work placement after year two. We’ll organise this through our strong City connections.

With exam exemptions available from all of the professional accountancy bodies, our courses will fast-track you on a route to becoming a qualified accountant or an accountancy and finance-related career.

You’ll learn and be assessed in ways that mirror the real world, including presentations, pitches and assignments in addition to the more traditional lectures and seminars.

Because our courses are closely aligned to the professional bodies, we update them regularly to reflect syllabus changes and the latest developments in the accountancy profession as a whole.

And you’ll be taught by lecturers and tutors with strong academic credentials and significant commercial experience with companies such as PWC, Prudential and Standard and Poor’s.

Our dedicated accounting academic staff are active researchers. Many are exploring issues that are headline news, keeping up-to-date with modern trends and ways of thinking. It means you’ll be taught by people with a passionate interest in passing on the very latest knowledge and understanding.

is researching the impact of religious social norms on financial reporting while Dr Alaa Zalata is investigating corporate governance and earnings management.

For example, Christina Stirk, our Head of Accounting, worked for both Deloitte & Touche LLP and WH Smith Group plc before joining UEL and has research interests in international taxation and auditing.

Dr Chau Duong is carrying out research in the areas of behavioural finance and earnings management. Dr E. Ambe is researching areas of entrepreneurial capital convertibility in small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs), while Dr Cuong Nguyen researches areas of corporate finance, including capital structures, cash holding and dividend policies.

Eric Boahen, Senior Lecturer and Accounting and Finance Course Leader,

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UCAS Points

Accounting and Finance (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), N420 uel.ac.uk/ug-accounting-and-finance-ba

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Business Management (Economics) (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), 4H59 uel.ac.uk/ug-business-management-economics-ba

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Economics (with optional placement year), BSc (Hons), L100 uel.ac.uk/ug-economics-bsc

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Finance (with optional placement year), BSc (Hons), N301 uel.ac.uk/ug-finance-bsc

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My degree overall has been the best thing I’ve ever done, not only because of the personal and academic achievements but also because of the great people I met along the way. Alexa Butterfield BA (Hons) Anthropology, graduate.

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Anthropology comes alive at UEL. We ask the big question – what does it mean to be human? We study both the origins of our species as humans and the different ways people and societies organise themselves.

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What we’re researching

We ask contemporary questions and train you to answer them through fieldwork practice – the core discipline of social anthropology. You’ll develop your research skills and methods on a chosen field site in multicultural east London.

currencies, cosmetics, landscapes of power, sorcery and shamanism - anthropology opens up the world.

Every level of our courses involves you putting theory into practice. From human mobility and migration, to carnival and masquerade, childhood, cognition and communication, gift exchange,

You’ll undertake first-hand ethnographic fieldwork in which you’ll research your own question about a local culture. Recent projects have been based in community centres, eco-food initiatives, churches, a leading women’s magazine, an orangutan foundation, a modelling agency and a world-class research lab.

Anthropology teaching at UEL is research-led. Our academic team is internationally known.

rights and the effects of narco-trafficking on the economy of Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast.

Dr Narmala Halstead has regional expertise on Guyana, the Caribbean diaspora and the migrant areas of New York. Her research explores belonging, cultural change and violence.

Dr Camilla Power researches what made us human – the evolutionary emergence of language, art and ritual – and teaches on the origins of culture.

Dr Mark Jamieson, is currently developing research interests in land

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Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Anthropology, BSc (Hons), L602 uel.ac.uk/ug-anthropology-bsc

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Anthropology with Psychosocial Studies, BSc (Hons), 4P23 uel.ac.uk/ug-anthropology-with-psychosocial-studies-bsc

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Anthropology with Sociology, BSc (Hons), L6L3 uel.ac.uk/ug-anthropology-with-sociology-bsc

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International Development and Anthropology, BA (Hons), L9L6 uel.ac.uk/ug-international-development-and-anthropology-ba

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Our £21 million SportsDock facility was used by Team USA as a training base for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our courses attract some of the UK’s most talented young athletes, including European 200m champion Adam Gemili.

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Whether you’re an international athlete or weekend warrior, sport has the ability to inspire you – and improve your health as well. It’s a global industry with great opportunities for exciting careers. In the shadow of London’s Olympic Park, we’ll give you a flying start.

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Our sports department is consistently ranked among the top three in London. We’re not blowing our own trumpet – it’s what our students say in their ‘satisfaction’ ratings.

your course. When it comes to important work placements and internships, we have superb connections with clubs and sports organisations at local, national and international level.

We’ve made sure our courses give you the skills and credentials you need for a rewarding career in sport. You can learn about the science behind sporting performance in areas such as psychology, nutrition, and strength and conditioning.

Our students regularly undertake placements at football clubs such as West Ham United, Derby County, Millwall and Essex County Cricket Club, while our sports therapy students have worked at the London and Berlin marathons.

It’s important to match theory with practical experience, so we’ll make sure you put your learning into practice during

What we’re researching

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Our research explores areas such as positive sport psychology, exercise physiology, nutrition and physical activity and wellbeing. We’re committed to civic engagement – learning through real-life projects that benefit society – and our research impacts positively on the lives of our students and local people. As part of the London 2012 Games legacy, for example, we’re involved in

In fact, our students have travelled the globe to develop their skills, with countries recently visited including the United States, China and Holland.

a huge, ongoing research project called ‘Newham Every Child a Sports Person’, which aims to get every Year 7 child at school in the London borough of Newham to take up a sport and become physically active. So far, findings from this project have been documented in four papers that have been submitted to various peer-reviewed journals, with a further six planned.

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Applied Community Sport (West Ham United Foundation), FdSc, 8N80 uel.ac.uk/ug-applied-community-sport-bsc

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Sports Coaching, BSc (Hons), C602 uel.ac.uk/ug-sports-coaching-bsc

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Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons), C600 uel.ac.uk/ug-sport-and-exercise-science-bsc

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Sport, Physical Education and Development, BSc (Hons), B993 uel.ac.uk/ug-sport-physical-education-and-development-bsc

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Sports Therapy, BSc (Hons), C630 uel.ac.uk/ug-sports-therapy-bsc

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UEL has helped me to become a driven person. I’ve seen the benefits of that by reaching a World Championship final and winning a European Championship gold medal. I couldn’t have done it without them. Adam Gemili BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, GB sprinter, 100m gold medal winner, World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona.

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We enjoy unconditional recognition from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB). You’ll study in one of the biggest regeneration areas in Europe – perfect for placements and field trips.

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Architecture & design combines art, science and technology to create artefacts, buildings and places with the power to transform our living environment. Our award-winning department needs bright, innovative people to develop the future spaces where people will live, work and play.

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UEL has an international reputation for architecture, reflected in a string of awards and honours.

as part of the highly prestigious Venice Biennale and the London Festival of Architecture.

In 2014, one of our students won the international SOM/Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) undergraduate prize. Another is the only student representative on the RIBA Council, while another won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) travel scholarship.

Our courses will set you on the path to becoming an architect, landscape architect and designer, with many providing exemption from part 1 of the ARB/RIBA professional examinations or those of the Landscape Institute.

Our students also achieve professional success. In 2013, three of our students were on the project team that won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize – Britain’s highest architecture accolade.

You’ll learn in small classes from practising architects and designers in workshops and studios, using professional quality equipment. And you’ll gain significant hands-on experience working on reallife projects.

And our students engage with events internationally. In 2014, they exhibited

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Interior Design, BA (Hons), 4W53 uel.ac.uk/ug-interior-design-ba

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Product Design, BSc (Hons), H764 uel.ac.uk/ug-product-design-bsc

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I wanted to study in London and I’m very glad that I came to UEL. There’s a real creative energy. We were given the chance to excel and the teaching style offers a lot of freedom. You’re encouraged to explore and research for yourself. Marie Braithwaite BSc (Hons) Architecture, Architectural assistant at Pitman Tozer and member of RIBA council

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You’ll be taught by major art figures such as sculptor Richard Wilson, Turner Prize winner Grenville Davey and award-winning film maker John Smith. Our students have been winners or nominees in competitions such as The Times Big Picture Photographic Award, the Hix Art Award and the Jerwood Drawing Prize.

School of Arts and Digital Industries

ART & DESIGN uel.ac.uk/ug-art-and-design

Learn from and be inspired by major figures in British art and design. Push the boundaries of your creativity and imagination alongside internationally acclaimed fine artists, graphic designers, photographers, animators and illustrators.

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Why us?

UEL’s art and design courses are growing in reputation. The quality of the artists that we’re helping to shape reflects the enviable standard of teaching offered by our distinguished practitioners and researchers. We offer a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll work in a well-equipped, studiobased environment and enjoy access to free equipment hire and dedicated exhibition spaces and studios. We have production areas for design, illustration, painting, digital imaging,

16mm film and printmaking, and fabrication workshops that include casting, firing, woodwork, metalwork and bronze casting, laser cutting and 3D printing. We prioritise the display of student work. We offer live presentation opportunities not only in the vibrant London scene but elsewhere in the UK and internationally. Our exceptional contacts mean you could land invaluable work placements, too. Three students recently had the privilege of helping Tim Flach, one of the world’s finest photographers of animals, during his filming of an ad campaign.

84%

of 2012/13 Art and Design graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

94%

of students agree the staff are good at explaining things. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Animation and Illustration, BA (Hons), WFWP uel.ac.uk/ug-animation-and-illustration-ba

280

Fine Art, BA (Hons), W100 uel.ac.uk/ug-fine-art-ba

240

Graphic Design, BA (Hons), W216 uel.ac.uk/ug-graphic-design-ba

240

Illustration, BA (Hons), 4J23 uel.ac.uk/ug-illustration-ba

240

Photography, BA (Hons), W641 uel.ac.uk/ug-photography-ba

240

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My greatest achievement at UEL was obtaining a firstclass degree in Biomedical Science while raising a young family and a holding down a part-time job. Martina Neville BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, graduate.

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

BIOSCIENCE uel.ac.uk/ug-bioscience All undergraduate Bioscience courses have an optional placement year or short-term placement (2-3 months).

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At UEL, our focus is on the human biosciences. Our course topics range from researching the molecules that control cells through to studying the body as a whole – and how it reacts to disease and treatment.

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Why us?

You won’t sit around watching from the back of the lecture hall at UEL. We think the best way to explain the way in which the body works, and how to make it better, is through ‘hands on’ experience. So you’ll be immersed in practical work from the very start of your degree – either in our suite of newly-refurbished laboratories or working in a hospital pathology lab. We’ll give you the opportunity of invaluable placements in hospitals, research laboratories and the commercial world which will enhance your chances of employment. Your research projects in areas such as pharmaceutical science and

What we’re researching

87%

We have two research groups, one working in medicines and the other in infections and immunity. We’re also involved in research that tries to predict new drugs – or bio-informatics as it’s known. We use computers to study and process data to help predict what a new drug structure would look like before making it.

pharmacology could make a real difference, and you’ll have the chance to present your findings to leading scientists at national research meetings. You’ll learn from the best, too. Our staff are highly experienced and wellregarded in their fields and they have excellent industrial and academic links. We’ve also won a £1.2 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England for a new teaching lab. The lab will prove a major resource and will have a great impact on your student experience as well as increase the University’s reputation with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) employers and industries.

We often carry out research in collaboration with other leading research universities in London, including University College London and King’s College London, as well as overseas institutions. Students studying at all levels have an opportunity to get involved in our research work.

of 2012/13 Biosciences graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

86%

research rated ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons), B940 uel.ac.uk/ug-biomedical-science-bsc

280

Biotechnology and Biochemistry, BSc (Hons), C700 uel.ac.uk/ug-biotechnology-and-biochemistry-bsc

280

Human Biology, BSc (Hons), C110 uel.ac.uk/ug-human-biology-bsc

280

Human Biology and Public Health, BSc (Hons), B1B9 uel.ac.uk/ug-human-biology-and-public-health-bsc

280

Medical Physiology, BSc (Hons), B121 uel.ac.uk/ug-medical-physiology-bsc

280

Pharmaceutical Science, BSc (Hons), B200 uel.ac.uk/ug-pharmaceutical-science-bsc

280

Pharmacology, BSc (Hons), B210 uel.ac.uk/ug-pharmacology-bsc

280

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Depending on your course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain membership and qualifications with the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. You’ll be assessed in ways that reflect the real world of business, including presentations, pitches, case studies and reports – invaluable experience when you’re looking for graduate employment.

School of Business and Law

BUSINESS uel.ac.uk/ug-business

If you want to climb the corporate ladder, run your own start-up or learn business skills you can use anywhere, UEL is for you. We offer academic choice and integrity combined with high-quality teaching, an optional placement year and industry expertise. What will you bring?

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Why us?

Our business programmes give you the best of both worlds – an excellent business education backed by the chance to test your skills and knowledge. We’ll support you in finding work experience or an internship – or you can spend a whole year on a work placement to boost your understanding, credibility and CV. We have built flexibility into all of our courses, enabling you to discover your strengths and interests and specialise

What we’re researching

85%

Principal Lecturer Adrian Haberberg, who teaches Strategic Management, carries out research in strategy because he is an authority on how local businesses – the kind of companies you could be working for – compete in an ever more competitive business world. Dr André Slowak is a world-class researcher on sustainability and innovation and incorporates this

later on. Our business management programmes have a common first year, in which you’ll learn business fundamentals. You can then focus on marketing, human resources or economics, or complete a general business management degree. Whatever you choose, you’ll be encouraged to network, build a portfolio to showcase your talents, work with local companies and organisations and follow your own business ideas. It’s up to you.

knowledge into his teaching to ensure you’ll learn about very latest developments in these important and exciting business areas. Other research interests in the school include entrepreneurship, economic development, performance management and reward, e-marketing, consumer behaviour, business strategy and globalisation.

of 2012/13 Management graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

88%

of students agree their communication skills improved. 2 Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Business Management (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), N200 uel.ac.uk/ug-business-management-ba

280

Business Management (Economics) (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), 4H59 uel.ac.uk/ug-business-management-economics-ba

280

Business Management (Human Resource Management) 280 (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), N600 uel.ac.uk/ug-business-management-human-resource-management-ba Business Management (Marketing) (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), N500 uel.ac.uk/ug-business-management-marketing-ba

280

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We have excellent connections with industry giants such as Atkins, Waterman and Thames Water. We’re accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

CIVIL ENGINEERING uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering

Civil engineering underpins the infrastructure we take for granted – buildings, roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. If you’re a practical doer who likes to solve problems, design and make things, our courses are for you.

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Civil Engineering, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

Civil engineering at UEL is a practical and creative discipline with a great track record of student employment. Our courses are overseen by an Industrial Advisory Board that includes prestigious organisations such as Atkins, Waterman, Thames Water, SRK Consulting, WSP and the London Boroughs of Newham and Waltham Forest. You can be sure we deliver what employers need. You’ll be based at our Docklands Campus at the heart of a massive regeneration area. This base will be a springboard for you to see civil engineering on site, in action – not just in the classroom.

What we’re researching

91% nd 2

Our staff bring a huge amount of research expertise to bear on their teaching, so you can be sure that what you study reflects the most up-todate thinking and practice. Alongside strong academic credentials, many have extensive industrial experience as practising civil engineers. Our expertise includes coastal and river engineering, structural analysis

You’ll have the chance to study all of the major disciplines of the profession, including structural, materials, geotechnical and water engineering. You’ll also have a personal tutor to support you and a course leader for each part of the course, plus we’ll help you to find work experience to boost your practical skills and your CV. If you’re thinking about an integrated master’s, you’ll have the added advantage of being funded throughout without the need for an extra application.

and design, geotechnical analysis and design, laboratory modelling and computational structural mechanics. We’re also developing innovative technologies to promote carbonneutrality and eco-efficiency through our Sustainability Research Institute, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

overall student satisfaction. 1

in London for overall student satisfaction. 1

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Civil Engineering and Construction Management, FdSc, HK22 uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering-and-construction-management-fdsc

240

Civil Engineering and Surveying, BSc (Hons), 1T45 uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering-and-surveying-bsc

280

Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons), H200 uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering-beng

320

Civil Engineering, BSc (Hons), H205 uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering-bsc

280

Civil Engineering, MEng, 4D77 uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering-meng

360

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We’re education partners of industry-leading companies such as Microsoft, CompTIA and VMWare. This enables our students to access a huge range of software. You’ll have the chance of a year’s work placement at home or abroad.

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATICS uel.ac.uk/ug-computer-science-and-informatics

We live in an interconnected world. Billions of electronic devices connect to one another every day, using new and evolving information technologies. Those who can design, implement and maintain these systems will shape the future.

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Computing, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

Computer science and informatics is not just about programming or designing websites but about understanding the impact of information technology on individuals, organisations and the wider society. Developing this understanding along with a sound grasp of technical solutions underpins all aspects of our teaching. We lie at the heart of cutting-edge research and offer a number of highly focused courses that mirror both the research expertise and industrial experience of our teaching team. Our courses provide the opportunity to develop knowledge in specialised

What we’re researching

Our Software Architecture Research Group covers cloud computing, data centres, energy efficiency, software design, documentation and evaluation and systems modelling. Another key research area is cybercrime. Our academic team are involved in major European research projects, including software security on mobile devices.

areas such as business information systems, internet technologies, software engineering and communications systems security. In a rapidly changing technological landscape, mastery of such skills will ensure you’ll be in demand when it comes to the world of work. We’ll help kick-start your career through our excellent local, national and international links with employers and specialists, and you’ll benefit from specialist laboratories to help teach qualifications that have been designed and configured with the very latest equipment and software.

Our Centre for Evolutionary Computing in Architecture explores how computing affects and shapes the world around us. We also have certified Green IT trainers who are working on a project that helps small and medium-sized businesses in London reduce their carbon footprint.

90%

of students agree their communication skills improved. 1

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Computer Science, BSc (Hons), 1K45 uel.ac.uk/ug-computer-science-bsc

280

Computer Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), BSc (Hons), H2RB uel.ac.uk/ug-computer-science-education-qts-bsc

280

Computing for Business, BSc (Hons), G500 uel.ac.uk/ug-computing-for-business-bsc

280

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This is one of the very few undergraduate counselling training degrees in the UK awarded with professional accreditation from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). By the time you graduate you’ll be a qualified counsellor, having completed at least 40 hours of work-based placement and 100 hours of counselling with clients under clinical supervision.

School of Psychology

COUNSELLING uel.ac.uk/ug-counselling

Studying counselling at UEL offers a rare opportunity to gain both an academic degree and a professional qualification. So, when you graduate you’re qualified for immediate employment as a counsellor. It’s a dynamic and challenging course – not least because it requires you to undergo personal therapy yourself.

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Why us?

This undergraduate course is one of very few accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It means you’ll be qualified to go straight into paid work. The course integrates current therapeutic practices and counselling skills in an innovative way. It cultivates personal growth and values students with life experience and maturity. You’ll be required to undergo counselling yourself in year one. This clarifies your own issues and helps you understand both the therapy process and how it feels to be counselled.

What we’re researching

The topics we research within counselling seek to improve practice across a range of areas. Recent subjects include adult attachment styles; wellbeing and identity development;

You’ll learn by doing, working in a trainee role in local counselling services. And whatever skills you discuss in lectures, you’ll go on to practise in a lab through videotaped counselling exercises. Avenues are open to take up a range of postgraduate studies if you wish. “When you graduate you will have done the job. You will have worked in services that have a network of placements,” says Dr Ioannis Fronimos, Course Leader for Counselling.

working with trauma; early interventions in working with children; depression and anxiety; counselling in a second language; culturally-adapted CBT; mindfulness; and faith and cultural sensitivity counselling.

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Currently the only undergraduate degree course in Greater London accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Counselling, BSc (Hons), B941 uel.ac.uk/ug-counselling-bsc

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Our staff are regularly called upon to provide advice to UK and overseas government departments, including the Home Office, US Department of Justice and the FBI. You can tailor the course to your own interests with an impressive choice of 12 optional modules as you progress into your final year.

School of Business and Law

CRIMINOLOGY uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology

How do you explain criminal behaviour? How should contemporary societies respond to – and punish – crime? If these questions interest you, then so will our criminology courses, which enable you to investigate the nature of crime, criminality and criminal justice.

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Why us?

Crime often makes the news – and UEL experts regularly appear on TV, radio and in the press to give expert opinion and analysis. We put this expertise to good use on our courses, where you’ll gain stimulating insights into high-profile issues by studying the nature and causes of crime and how it is dealt with, controlled and punished. From our ultra-modern teaching hub in University Square Stratford, you’ll be ideally placed to take advantage

What we’re researching

100%

of 2012/13 graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

92%

of students agree the staff are good at explaining things. 2

Our criminology team includes worldrenowned experts and researchers in areas such as terrorism, gang crime, organised crime, youth justice, victim support and race, ethnicity and crime. Professor Andrew Silke, Head of Criminology, has published more than 100 articles and books on terrorism, conflict, crime and policing. He has worked with numerous government departments and law enforcement and security agencies across the world. He serves on the United Nations Roster of Terrorism Experts and the European Commission’s European Network of Experts on Radicalisation.

of the many crime-related debates, meetings and conferences in London. We encourage you to get involved with local voluntary sector groups and gain valuable work experience. Our criminology department has excellent relationships with government departments and international bodies, including the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice and United Nations Roster of Terrorism Experts.

Principal Lecturer Dr Anthony Gunter, who worked for ten years as a community and youth worker in east London, researches gangs and gang culture. He’s the author of Growing Up Bad. Dr John Morrison is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice and has research interests in subjects that include Northern Irish terrorism, the psychology of terrorism and international terrorism and counterterrorism strategies.

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Criminology and Criminal Justice, BA (Hons), M930 uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-and-criminal-justice-ba

280

Criminology and Law, BA (Hons), M911 uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-and-law-ba

280

Criminology and Psychology, BA (Hons), M9C8 uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-and-psychology-ba

280

Criminology and Psychosocial Studies, BA (Hons), M9CW uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-and-psychosocial-studies-ba

280

Criminology with Sociology, BA (Hons), M9LH uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-with-sociology-ba

280

Sociology with Criminology, BA (Hons), M9L3 uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-with-criminology-ba

280

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I’m thankful to UEL for helping me get where I am today. It gave me a degree and a postgraduate qualification so that I could teach. My most memorable experiences include the fantastic lectures, especially when we had to make presentations. Ann Grisley BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, graduate.

Cass School of Education and Communities

EARLY CHILDHOOD uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood

Study one of our early childhood courses and you’ll explore the experience of childhood and deepen your understanding of young children and their families. You’ll be well-placed to meet the high demand for early years specialists. What could be more rewarding?

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Why us?

We’re the largest early-years provider in London and, with a choice of five pathways, we are sure to have a course to suit your interests. Whether your goal is teaching a reception class, developing an international charity for children, or maybe opening and running your own nursery, we’ll give you the skills you need for a stimulating and successful career. We strongly believe that you should apply your learning to real-life projects, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to

What we’re researching

91%

of 2012/13 Early Childhood graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

90%

of students agree their communication skills improved. 2

Our International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare (ICMEC) enjoys a worldwide reputation. Set up by Professors Helen Penn and Eva Lloyd, the centre brings together specialists in early childhood and those in the fields of economics, business studies and the private sector. Professor Penn’s work, much of it for UNESCO, includes an analysis of the

study off-campus to broaden your skills. And where better to gain that experience than in east London, with its rich diversity and vibrant multicultural mix? You’ll leave armed with the experience to take on any challenge in your future career. Early childhood is a well-established and highly popular area of study. You’ll be taught by a team of academics from around the globe with a broad range of professional backgrounds, all of them united by a passion for early childhood and a commitment to support you.

financing and regulation of childcare across the EU and in the global South. Professor Lloyd is focused mainly on UK policy developments. She co-authored an influential evaluation by the National Centre for Social Research of the piloting of free education for disadvantaged twoyear-olds. This helped pave the way for a government commitment to provide free education to 40 per cent of two-yearolds by 2014/15.

Course & UCAS Code*

UCAS Points

Early Childhood Education and Care, BA (Hons), 1L89 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-education-and-care-ba

280

Early Childhood and Special Education, BA (Hons), 1D47 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-and-special-education-ba

280

Early Childhood and Special Education (Online Learning), BA (Hons) 280 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-and-special-education-online-learning-ba Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons), X310 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-studies-ba

280

Early Childhood Studies (Online Learning), BA (Hons) uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-studies-online-learning-ba

280

Early Childhood with Health Promotion, BA (Hons), 4J77 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-with-health-promotion-ba

280

Early Childhood with Psychology, BA (Hons), 4F46 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-with-psychology-ba

280

Early Childhood with Psychology (Online Learning), BA (Hons) uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-with-psychology-online-learning-ba

280

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Our BSc (Hons) Finance course has been recognised by Chartered Financial Analyst UK. We’re one of only six universities in the country to have achieved this status. You’ll develop your practical skills with our Bloomberg trading platform, using the same tools as professional City traders.

School of Business and Law

ECONOMICS & FINANCE uel.ac.uk/ug-economics-and-finance

Global financial markets, trading, economic meltdown and recovery… our courses cover the theory and business of making and managing money, and much more besides. Where better to learn than in one of the world’s great financial capitals?

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Business Economics, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

We welcome students from all over the world to study on our popular economics and finance courses. Join us and you’ll be learning in one of the world’s greatest financial hubs – with plenty of opportunities to gain valuable, real-life experience in the City of London and Canary Wharf.

You can choose to extend your stay with us by undertaking a year-long work placement, which we’ll help organise through our strong links to City-based businesses. Whatever path you take, our courses have a strong focus on the skills and qualities you’ll need to stand out in the workplace.

Our superb facilities, outstanding teaching and world-leading research, combined with your ambition to succeed, make a winning combination.

You’ll learn and be assessed in ways that mirror the real world, including presentations, pitches and assignments in addition to the more traditional lectures and seminars.

Our courses are regularly updated in consultation with employers, business groups, professional bodies and students to ensure they meet the needs of business and prepare you for your life and career.

What we’re researching

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of only 6 universities in the country awarded Chartered Financial Analyst status in the UK.

93%

The world of finance, banking and economics has undergone a seismic shift in recent years as global economies nose-dived into recession and terms like ‘credit crunch’ were on everyone’s lips. Our teams are researching many of the issues that are headline news, keeping up-to-date with the modern trends and ways of thinking. It means you’ll be taught by people with a passionate interest in passing on the very latest knowledge and understanding. For example, Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, head of Finance, Economics and Risk,

And you’ll be taught by lecturers and tutors with strong academic credentials and significant commercial experience with companies such as PwC, Prudential and Standard and Poor’s.

is researching the Economics of the Arab Spring and social exclusion in developing economies. Senior lecturer Dr Tat-Lung Chan has research interests that include highfrequency trading and risk management, while Professor Vassilis Fouskas researches 20th Century economic history and the Eurozone crisis. Other research interests of our academic team include corporate and behavioural finance, valuation, fund management, privatisation, the management of financial institutions and Islamic banking.

of students said our teaching team were ‘good at explaining things’. 1 

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Accounting and Finance (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), N420 uel.ac.uk/ug-accounting-and-finance-ba

280

Business Management (Economics) (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), 4H59 uel.ac.uk/ug-business-management-economics-ba

280

Economics (with optional placement year), BSc (Hons), L100 uel.ac.uk/ug-economics-bsc

280

Finance (with optional placement year), BSc (Hons), N301 uel.ac.uk/ug-finance-bsc

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An impressive 57 per cent of research carried out by academics at UEL’s Cass School of Education and Communities is rated either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.  1 Working closely with our partners in east London, the Cass School of Education and Communities trains more than 600 teachers every year.

Cass School of Education and Communities

EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION uel.ac.uk/ug-education-and-special-education

If you’re interested in a career in education, look no further. You’ll explore how people learn and why we teach the way we do. You’ll also study the politics, sociology, psychology and philosophy of education and debate the latest thinking, trends and developments.

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Why us?

Our education courses give you the tools to develop as an education practitioner, with the flexibility to specialise in areas that interest you most. What makes them so unique is our extraordinary east London location. Set in the heart of this thriving, diverse, multicultural community, the School offers current and relevant opportunities and experiences to enhance your skills for employment. While teaching remains the favoured career of most of our education graduates, your course will open up options to work not only in schools but also in the wider young people’s

What we’re researching

Our London Scholars project for 2015, sponsored by Baroness Andrews, is exploring the factors inhibiting some young people from applying for university courses. A further pioneering research project led by UEL has identified how social networking sites could be used more effectively to help educate people in the event of a national disaster.

workforce. Examples include children’s hospitals, environmental education centres, charities and prisons. On our special education course, you’ll learn about autism, disability, behaviour and dyslexia in an inclusive and international context. This innovative subject area will allow you to develop personally and professionally. We’re great believers in ‘learning by doing’, and you’ll have an option to take a volunteering module in your last year. You’ll also carry out an independent research project.

has been studying how city evacuations could be improved by looking at how people receive, pass on and act on information in emergency situations particularly through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Professor Andrew Ravenscroft’s research interests include the acclaimed RadioActive101 project, which uses radio as means of providing education to excluded groups throughout Europe.

Professor John Preston, along with researchers from five other universities,

97%

of students agree staff are good at explaining things. 2

Course & UCAS Code*

UCAS Points

Computer Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), BSc (Hons), H2RB uel.ac.uk/ug-computer-science-education-qts-bsc

280

Developing as a Madrassah Teacher, Certificate of Education uel.ac.uk/ug-developing-as-a-madrassah-teacher

240

Education Studies, BA (Hons), X300 uel.ac.uk/ug-education-studies-ba

280

Education with Psychology, BA (Hons), 1C58 uel.ac.uk/ug-education-with-psychology-ba

280

Introduction to Madrassah Teaching, Certificate of Education uel.ac.uk/ug-introduction-to-madrassah-teacher

240

Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), BSc (Hons), Z2M1 uel.ac.uk/ug-mathematics-education-qts-bsc

280

Special Education, BA (Hons), XC61 uel.ac.uk/ug-special-education-ba

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Our electrical and electronic engineering courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). You can enhance your learning through our expert guest lectures and site visits. You’ll see how engineering theory is put into practice in one of Europe’s biggest regeneration areas – right on your doorstep.

School of Architecture, Computing And Engineering

ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERING uel.ac.uk/ug-electrical-and-mechanical-engineering

Engineers design and make many of the products and objects we use every day, from cars and trains to tablets and smartphones. If you’re inventive and ambitious to make your mark, show us what you’re made of on one of our exciting engineering courses.

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Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Electrical & Electronic Engineering, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

UEL engineering graduates have a strong track record of finding work with leading companies, including Hitachi, Atkins, GE (Malaysia) and the Atomic Energy Authority. Why? Just look at our teaching quality, facilities and constantly evolving course content and you’ll find the answer. You’ll learn in labs with the latest equipment from an academic team that boasts high-calibre industrial experience and a track record of leading research. If mechanical engineering is your passion, we’ll give you a broad grounding in all of the profession’s major areas. After graduating, you’ll be well on your way

What we’re researching

89%

of 2012/13 Engineering graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

100%

Our academic team are researching a wide range of areas in this fertile field. Engineers try to make things work better and more efficiently and our researchers are helping to lead the way in a number of areas, including communications technology and environmental engineering. Dr Wada Hosny, Principal Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is researching new types of electric machines in collaboration with Control Techniques Dynamics, a division of Emerson Inc. He’s also researching active power filters with the University of Žilina, in Slovakia, and Power Line Communication.

to a stimulating engineering career in planes, trains and automobiles – or whatever sector interests you most. If you’re thinking about an integrated master’s (MEng) you’ll have the added advantage of being funded throughout your four years of study without the need for an extra application. On all of our courses, our strong links with industry mean that you’ll be wellplaced to find work experience, or you can take the option of a year’s placement to develop your practical skills and boost your CV.

Senior Lecturer Dr Jaswinder Lota is researching mobile networks for 5G and beyond, along with developing and designing circuits and systems for communication technologies. His research is in collaboration with University College London. Senior Lecturer Dr Ken Yeo has research interests in mobile communications and radio frequencies, while Senior Lecturer Dr Andrew Chanerley is applying new methods to recover further information from seismic data.

overall student satisfaction. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Electronic Engineering, BSc (Hons), 1S47 uel.ac.uk/ug-electronic-engineering-bsc

280

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons), H600 uel.ac.uk/ug-electrical-and-electronic-engineering-beng

320

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, MEng, 1Q32 uel.ac.uk/ug-electrical-and-electronic-engineering-meng

360

Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons), H100 uel.ac.uk/ug-mechanical-engineering-beng

320

Mechanical Engineering, MEng, H101 uel.ac.uk/ug-mechanical-engineering-meng

360

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Our strong industry connections give you the opportunity to work at companies such as Gareth Pugh, Erdem, Vivienne Westwood and River Island. Our fashion courses get you noticed. Krasimira Ivanova-Stoyneva, a 2014 graduate, is now designing her own collection for MUUSE X after winning a Vogue-organised international competition.

School of Arts and Digital Industries

FASHION & TEXTILES uel.ac.uk/ug-fashion-and-textiles

From the design studio to the print workshop and the catwalk, our internationally acclaimed courses will prepare you, like so many talented UEL students before you, to make your name in the thrilling and competitive world of fashion.

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Why us?

Our fashion and textiles department offers three exciting courses in design, textiles and marketing. They’re designed to mirror the working practices within this rapidly changing industry to ensure you’re perfectly prepared for a career in fashion. The reputation of UEL fashion students is of the highest order. Our courses have gained national and international recognition through Graduate Fashion Week and national design awards like the Diversity All Walks Beyond The Catwalk

(presented by iD magazine) as well as the ASDA T-shirt design competition. Our facilities include dedicated manufacturing workrooms and screen printing and dyeing facilities, allowing you to master the handmade element of creativity. You’ll also gain skills in digital printing, laser cutting, three-dimensional printing and computer-aided design - knowledge that will help you bridge the gap from education to your professional career.

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dedicated machine workshop is just one of the range of state-ofthe-art fashion facilities, including screen printing, access to a digital bureau and studio space.

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Fashion Design (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), W230 uel.ac.uk/ug-fashion-design-ba

280

Fashion Marketing (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), 4C25 uel.ac.uk/ug-fashion-marketing-ba

280

Fashion Textiles (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), 4P53 uel.ac.uk/ug-fashion-textiles-ba

280

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A remarkable 86 per cent of our research was rated either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, making us the top modern university in London for our area of research. We’re in the top 15 UK institutions for nursing and paramedical studies.

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

HEALTH uel.ac.uk/ug-health

You won’t just improve people’s lives but help transform them after studying on our ground-breaking health promotion, public health, nursing practice and health management courses. This important and rewarding work could change your life, too.

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Why us?

By taking one of our health studies courses, you can nourish and improve people’s wellbeing and help them maintain a healthy life. Our courses have an immediate and real practical impact in the community. They demand special people who want to improve society with a passion, who want to make a difference. Does that sound like you? With a growing need for health professionals in all areas, our committed,

What we’re researching

Our acclaimed research into public health links in with UEL’s internationallyrenowned Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), which regularly carries out research across the UK and also overseas. The IHHD has been heavily involved in more than 50 significant projects since its foundation in 2006. UEL staff

100% students agree their lecturers are good at explaining things. 1

1

st

in London among modern universities for research quality. 2

supportive and expert staff will prepare you for a career in this wideranging field. It could be in the NHS, private health services, community health organisations or the related commercial sector. Our employers like, need and want UEL graduates. That’s because by the time you leave us, you’ll have received work placements, real-life experiences and applied training which will make you exceptional guardians of the nations’ health.

and students have researched into and developed programmes to improve health and wellbeing, particularly in some of London’s poorest communities. This includes the £1.9 million, fiveyear project led by Professor Angela Harden, on antenatal care, carried out in collaboration with other London universities and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Course & UCAS Code*

UCAS Points*

Contemporary Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons) uel.ac.uk/ug-contemporary-nursing-practice-bsc

N/A

Early Childhood with Health Promotion, BA (Hons), 4J77 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-with-health-promotion-ba

280

Health Promotion, BSc (Hons), B990 uel.ac.uk/ug-health-promotion-bsc

280

Health Promotion and Health Services Management, 280 BSc (Hons), 1B11 uel.ac.uk/ug-health-promotion-and-health-services-management-bsc Health Services Management, BSc (Hons), B9NF uel.ac.uk/ug-health-services-management-bsc

280

Public Health, BSc (Hons), B910 uel.ac.uk/ug-public-health-bsc

280

Public Health and Health Promotion, BSc (Hons), B995 uel.ac.uk/ug-public-health-and-health-promotion-bsc

280

Public Health and Health Services Management, BSc (Hons), B991 uel.ac.uk/ug-public-health-and-health-services-management-bsc

280

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Our work placements reflect our excellent reputation and contacts, like our history students helping aboard the Steam Ship Robin project or journalism students learning at the BBC. You can follow our graduates who’ve made their names in a variety of fields. One is now writing storylines for Coronation Street . Another has become a noted playwright.

School of Arts and Digital Industries

HUMANITIES & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES uel.ac.uk/ug-humanities-and-creative-industries

From advertising to journalism, from creative writing to history, our stimulating programmes will inspire your imagination and talent, preparing you for a rewarding working life in the cultural and creative industries.

84

Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Creative and Professional Writing, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

You could be working on a placement at a newspaper, advertising agency or museum. Or writing sports reports from Wembley. Or publishing your literary work through our magazine, Unbound. Or soaking up knowledge from worldrenowned experts in their field. The point is, you don’t just study our courses, you live them. Our courses cover a broad range of disciplines but share a common core – a desire to get you critically involved in the heart of your subject. That includes learning from internationally-respected scholars, active researchers and leading professional practitioners.

We believe in the ‘doing’ as much as the theory. So, you’ll engage in work-based learning projects and placements and have access to excellent resources such as film studios, printmaking workshops, a multimedia production centre and a writing centre. You’ll engage in debate and discussion with tutors, students and visiting experts. We’ll prepare you for an exciting work and creative life, following in the footsteps of our many graduates who have gone on to enjoy huge success across a variety of fields.

85%

of 2012/13 Humanities and Creative Industries graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

100% overall student satisfaction. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Advertising, BA (Hons), N561 uel.ac.uk/ug-advertising-ba

280

Creative and Professional Writing, BA (Hons), W800 uel.ac.uk/ug-creative-and-professional-writing-ba

280

English Literature, BA (Hons), Q200 uel.ac.uk/ug-english-literature-ba

280

History, BA (Hons), V100 uel.ac.uk/ug-history-ba

280

Journalism, BA (Hons), P500 uel.ac.uk/ug-journalism-ba

280

Sports Journalism, BA (Hons), P502 uel.ac.uk/ug-sports-journalism-ba

280

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UEL has been an incredible experience for me. I came into my own as a writer here, and as a person, too. UEL gave me the confidence, experience and knowledge to pursue the things I am passionate about. It values so much more than just marks. Samantha Dodd BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing, Coordinator of EastLife writing project.

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UEL is the only university that offers an undergraduate course in International Development with NGO Management. Our students have secured jobs at sectorleading organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières, the British Red Cross, the Refugee Council and the World Health Organisation after graduating.

School of Social Sciences

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT uel.ac.uk/ug-international-development

International development does not always bring positive results. For instance, Africa has developed over the past 30 years, yet become poorer. How can that be and what can be done? Our unparalleled expertise will inform you and give you the opportunity to bring about change.

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International Development, National Student Survey 2014 Photograph: Childreach International – A child in Nepal being interviewed by a Childreach International volunteer

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Why us?

UEL is unique. No other university in the country offers you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in a developing country as part of your course. We’ve built up a fantastic network of placement contacts at home and across the globe. Many of them have a special connection to UEL because they are graduates of the same course you’ll be studying.

in various parts of the world, including Ghana, Uganda and Peru, and they are committed to offering placements to UEL students. Our tutors are world-renowned for their research. They infuse their teaching with the knowledge they have gained in the field. You’ll be able to use the skills they teach you not just to make money in your career but to make a difference to people’s lives.

Some of our International Development alumni have founded their own NGOs

What we’re researching

The research being carried out by our staff is truly global in its geographical reach and impact. Stretching across every region of study on the undergraduate courses, it is brought to life in the classroom by the people who have operated in the field – another way in which our International Development courses at UEL are so unique.

Our areas of research interest include overcoming urban deprivation in Mumbai, the economy of natural resources in Tanzania, Latin American migrants in London and the effects on conflict on children in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.

90% of students agree that they are satisfied with the learning resources. 1

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

International Development, BA (Hons), L920 uel.ac.uk/ug-international-development-ba

280

International Development and Anthropology, BA (Hons), L9L6 uel.ac.uk/ug-international-development-and-anthropology-ba

280

International Development and International Politics, BA (Hons), L2L9 uel.ac.uk/ug-international-development-and-international-politics-ba

280

International Development with NGO Management, BA (Hons), L9L4 uel.ac.uk/ug-international-development-with-ngo-management-ba

280

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Our School was ranked the best modern university in London and the second-best modern university in the country for sociology research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). International Politics tutors contributed fully to this ranking. Our close links with political organisations (in addition to those at Westminster), include the trade union, UNISON, and the Citizens UK Movement for Change, which offers internships to UEL students.

School of Social Sciences

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS uel.ac.uk/ug-international-politics

Studying international politics at UEL will help you understand how global justice works. You’ll learn the theory and the practice behind international human rights regimes and how political change around the world can be brought about by international social movements.

90

International Politics, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

Studying international politics at UEL will open your eyes and open doors. While you will tackle mainstream issues, we also make a point of covering issues that are often marginalised – like gender, the environment and North-South relations. And we ensure you have plenty of opportunity to put what you learn into practice.

between years two and three, the second in year three as part of the Community Organising module. And if you’re interested in taking your studies abroad, there’s also an opportunity to broaden your horizons by spending a term studying in Brazil at the SENAC University in Sao Paulo.

You can take advantage of these internships at two points during the course. The first opportunity comes

What we’re researching

100%

Dr Tim Hall, Head of Global Studies at UEL, is leading one of our ‘London Scholars’ programmes that aims to create a Living Wage zone across the London Borough of Newham. Our undergraduate students are in touch with the ten biggest employers in the borough and are in discussion with them about best practice in implementing the Living Wage. Our students took part in a similar project in Whitehall in 2012, where four Government departments changed their wage structure to reflect the Living Wage.

Dr Erika Cudworth, who is co-chair of the Feminist Research Group at UEL as well as teaching the course modules of Politics, State and Society, and Women, Power and Politics, is an expert in the research fields of environment/society relations and global environment politics. As with all of the social sciences at UEL, you’ll benefit from the research findings of your tutors who will in turn offer you the chance to apply course theory in a work placement.

of students agree that they are able to contact staff when needed. 1

100% of students found the course intellectually stimulating. 1

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

International Development and International Politics, BA (Hons), L2L9 uel.ac.uk/ug-international-development-and-international-politics-ba

280

International Politics, BA (Hons), L240 uel.ac.uk/ug-international-politics-ba

280

Law with International Politics, LLB, M1L2 uel.ac.uk/ug-law-with-international-politics-llb

300

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All of our courses are qualifying law degrees, which means you can make the next step into a legal career with complete confidence. You can obtain an additional diploma from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals as an extra benefit of studying with us.

School of Business And Law

LAW uel.ac.uk/ug-law

As a law student, you’ll tackle the fundamental questions facing society. You’ll develop understanding of key areas of English, European and International law and investigate ideas at the heart of human rights, such as fairness, justice and equality.

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Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Law, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

You’ll receive a comprehensive legal education with the chance to put your theory to the test. Many students take the chance to volunteer at our Legal Advice Centre, joining local solicitors in giving their time for free to support real people with real cases. From our modern base in University Square Stratford, you’ll join a cosmopolitan community of around 1,000 law students, gaining insights into the role of law in its social, political and economic context.

and you’ll benefit from our strong links with legal bodies and law firms, who provide speakers to inform, inspire and provoke new thinking. Our staff have particular expertise in human rights and international law, but whatever your interest you’ll enjoy a wide choice of options in your final year – from intellectual property and commercial law to evidence and crime and criminality. You can also choose to study law with criminology, anthropology, international politics or sociology – you decide.

We have great facilities, including a chamber for moots and mock trials,

What we’re researching

83%

of 2012/13 Law graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

Our staff have wide-ranging research interests, constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest issues, trends and new thinking in law and the legal profession. The Centre of Human Rights in Conflict focuses on a hot topic rarely out of the news: the complex and dynamic relationships between human rights and conflict. Human rights and international law in general are particular strengths of UEL and you’ll benefit from this knowledge with a compulsory human rights module, which we teach to all undergraduate students.

As our staff keep abreast of new research, you’ll be kept up-to-date, too. You’ll be taught by active researchers, many of whom have worked in the legal profession – and some of whom still do. Other research interests of UEL’s law staff include medical law and ethics, financial and company law, consumer rights, children’s rights and youth justice, Islamic law, confidentiality and whistle-blowing.

90%

overall student satisfaction. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Criminology and Law, BA (Hons), M911 uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-and-law-ba

280

Law, LLB (Hons), M100 uel.ac.uk/ug-law-llb

300

Law with Anthropology, LLB, M2L6 uel.ac.uk/ug-law-with-anthropology-llb

300

Law with Criminology, LLB, M1M2 uel.ac.uk/ug-law-with-criminology-llb

300

Law with International Politics, LLB, M1L2 uel.ac.uk/ug-law-with-international-politics-llb

300

Law with Sociology, LLB, 4Q12 uel.ac.uk/ug-law-with-sociology-llb

300 93


My time at UEL taught me many things: to be fearless, to read between the lines and not to accept anything at face value. I absorbed this willingly and it put me in good stead for the Lawrence case. Imran Khan LLB (Hons) Law, graduate, human rights lawyer, solicitor of family of Stephen Lawrence.

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Learn from leading figures in the creative industries, from filmmakers to media executives, supported by exceptional facilities such as our moving image studio and emotion lab. We offer excellent opportunities for placements and work experience with major companies such as Endemol and the BBC.

School of Arts and Digital Industries

MEDIA & SCREEN uel.ac.uk/ug-media-and-screen

Make acclaimed films. Design award-winning computer games. Create innovative apps. Equip yourself to thrive in the exhilarating, fast-moving digital media industry. UEL’s outstanding media and screen courses can open up these new worlds for you.

96

Computer Games Design: Story Development, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

At UEL, our media and screen courses offer the perfect mix of practice and theory, propelling you on an exhilarating ride towards a rewarding future in the creative industries. Our courses, taught by internationally renowned academics and expert professional practitioners in the areas of media and communication, film, digital media and computer games, prepare you to succeed. Taking advantage of UEL’s enviable facilities, such as film, video and games production studios, Mac labs and edit suites, you’ll be given a complete grounding in your specialist areas.

Guided personally by supportive tutors, some of whom are world-renowned in their fields, you’ll be encouraged to explore and experiment to find your own creative voice. That includes invaluable work placements. We have superb industry connections, from top news organisations to film production companies. And where better to learn than in the vibrant, artistic hub of east London? You’ll even get the chance to help your local community through projects such teaching a computer games course to disadvantaged young people.

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BAFTAs won by Computer Games Development graduate Ashraf Mohammad and his colleagues.

91%

overall student satisfaction. 1

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Computer Game Development, BSc (Hons), G453 uel.ac.uk/ug-computer-game-development-bsc

280

Computer Games Design: Story Development, BA (Hons), GWLF uel.ac.uk/ug-computer-games-design-story-development-ba

280

Digital Media Design, BSc (Hons), WG2K uel.ac.uk/ug-digital-media-design-bsc

280

Film, BA (Hons), W620 uel.ac.uk/ug-film-ba

280

Media and Communication, BA (Hons), P300 uel.ac.uk/ug-media-and-communication-ba

280

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You’ll have opportunities for placement and work-based learning across London with professional companies, communities and schools. We’ve spent £750K on specialist performing arts equipment at our new, super-modern campus.

School of Arts and Digital Industries

PERFORMING ARTS uel.ac.uk/ug-performing-arts

Our performing arts courses are not just all-singing, all-dancing, all-performing triumphs. They’re all-embracing too, bringing our talented music, drama and urban dance students together with east London’s vibrant creative world in unique and exciting collaborations.

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Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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Why us?

Everything we do at our superbly equipped University Square Stratford (USS) site is geared towards helping you develop your individual and creative potential in the world of music, dance, applied theatre and performance. You’ll be taught in hi-tech studios and specialist performance spaces by professional practitioners with major

reputations in writing, performance, production and applied practices. Celebrating the richness and diversity of east London will be central to your work as you interact with the local community and extend the local to the global through international exchanges.

93%

of 2012/13 Performing Arts graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

50%

of the research we’re undertaking in the field of Performing Arts is officially rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Dance: Urban Practice, BA (Hons), W590 uel.ac.uk/ug-dance-urban-practice-ba

320

Drama, Applied Theatre & Performance, BA (Hons), W442 uel.ac.uk/ug-drama-applied-theatre-and-performance-ba

280

Music Performance and Production, BA (Hons), WJ39 uel.ac.uk/ug-music-performance-and-production-ba

280

Music Technology, BSc (Hons), J930 uel.ac.uk/ug-music-technology-bsc

280 99


We offer the only NHSfunded undergraduate podiatry course in London. You’ll be following successful graduates such as Paul Fisher, England and GB men’s basketball lead physiotherapist, and Joanne Woollard, who has become an advanced wound-care podiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

PHYSIOTHERAPY & PODIATRY uel.ac.uk/ug-physiotherapy-and-podiatry

Guided by our expert and supportive teaching teams, you’ll receive a first-class preparation for a rewarding career in these increasingly important disciplines, helping people suffering from injury, illness or disease.

100

Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Podiatry, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

What we’re researching

98%

We boast the only university degree course in London that concentrates on podiatry, the healthcare specialism that deals with care, disorders and treatment of the foot.

graduates like Chris Clarke-Irons, who’s now the Head Physiotherapist of Essex County Cricket Club.

We were also the first UK university to run a physiotherapy degree course, so we take particular delight in both of these courses and in the excellent practitioners they help develop.

You’ll take advantage of invaluable work placements, plenty of practical study and outstanding equipment and facilities in which to work and undertake research. Some of our students have volunteered at the Royal Ballet School, others at Millwall Football Club!

We’re proud of our academics such as Senior Lecturer Dr Jill Ferrari, who’s also a podiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. And we’re just as proud of our

We’re confident you will be eminently employable when you leave us, having completed at least 1,000 hours of clinical practice by the time you graduate.

Examples of our work include a major, eight-year research project into the impact of haemophilia on young children, led by Professor Wendy Drechsler in collaboration with the Canterbury and Kent Haemophilia Centre.

of the foot and lower limb in children with obesity. They have advanced the understanding of movement dysfunction in young, overweight children and are helping to translate their research into clinical ways of dealing with the problem.

Dr Stewart Morrison and colleagues are researching the biomechanical function

of 2012/13 Physiotherapy graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

96%

overall student satisfaction. 2

Course & UCAS Code*

UCAS Points

Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) uel.ac.uk/ug-physiotherapy-bsc

300

Podiatry, BSc (Hons), B330 uel.ac.uk/ug-podiatry-bsc

300 101


All psychology degrees within the UEL School of Psychology are fully accredited by the British Psychological Society and are the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. UEL was voted second in London for psychology in the 2014 National Student Satisfaction survey.

School of Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY uel.ac.uk/ug-psychology

Psychology is about understanding the human mind and human behaviour. By studying it at UEL you’ll be joining a psychology department that’s one of largest and most successful in the country – and gaining a degree that employers really value.

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Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 * Where applicable

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Why us?

As an undergraduate you’ll study core subjects in your first year. You’ll then have the choice of completing a broadbased Psychology BSc or specialising. Whichever path you choose, you will be looking at your subject in a

What we’re researching

Psychology at UEL has been ranked equal first in the country in terms of the impact of its research, beating Oxford and Cambridge. 2 Twenty-five per cent of research in the School of Psychology was ‘world-leading’ and UEL is one of only four universities in the country whose Psychology research had a ‘100 per cent impact’.

87%

of 2012/13 Psychology graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

1

st

national ranking for impact of psychology research. 2

uniquely critical manner. The School of Psychology has been one of the jewels in the UEL crown for more than 50 years. It has an unparalleled range of teaching expertise and opportunities to combine study with work placements. Its research also makes a world-class impact.

Research subjects in recent years have included electronic cigarettes, infant development and neuro-psychology. Dr Lynne Dawkins, leader of the Drugs and Addictive Behaviours Research Group, is one of the UK’s leading authorities on e-cigarettes.

Course & UCAS Code*

UCAS Points

Child Psychology, BSc (Hons), C823 uel.ac.uk/ug-child-psychology-bsc

280

Clinical and Community Psychology, BSc (Hons), C892 uel.ac.uk/ug-clinical-and-community-psychology-bsc

320

Criminology and Psychology, BA (Hons), M9C8 uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-and-psychology-ba

280

Early Childhood with Psychology, BA (Hons), 4F46 uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-with-psychology-ba

280

Early Childhood with Psychology (Online Learning), BA (Hons) uel.ac.uk/ug-early-childhood-with-psychology-online-learning-ba

280

Education with Psychology, BA (Hons), 1C58 uel.ac.uk/ug-education-with-psychology-ba

280

Forensic Psychology, BSc (Hons), C816 uel.ac.uk/ug-forensic-psychology-bsc

280

Psychology, BSc (Hons), C800 uel.ac.uk/ug-psychology-bsc

280

Psychology by distance learning, BSc (Hons) uel.ac.uk/ug-psychology-by-distance-learning-bsc

280

Psychology with Psychopharmacology, BSc (Hons), C8C1 uel.ac.uk/ug-psychology-with-psychopharmacology-bsc

280

Psychology with Sociology, BSc (Hons), C8L3 uel.ac.uk/ug-psychology-with-sociology-bsc

280

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We launched the first psychosocial studies undergraduate course in the UK in 1985. We have unrivalled experience in teaching the subject and a fantastic depth of knowledge. You can develop your skills on a placement in east London. This might be as a Samaritans counsellor or a youth worker at a drugs centre.

School of Social Science

PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDIES uel.ac.uk/ug-psychosocial-studies

Our psychosocial studies courses offer a powerful pathway towards personal and professional development. We look at how identity is shaped by culture, gender, class and life experience, asking questions that cannot be answered by psychologists, sociologists or social workers alone.

104

Psychosocial Studies, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

The first psychosocial studies degree course began at UEL in 1985. It’s the oldest, most established centre for the study of the subject in the UK. At UEL, we investigate the area of ‘social psychology’ by analysing the interaction of personal experience and social and cultural context, seeking new solutions to difficulties facing society today – conflict, racism, loneliness and violence.

What we’re researching

100% 94% student satisfaction. 1

psychoanalysis, groups, culture and identity. We ask questions such as ‘what shapes people?’, ‘what makes people unhappy or anti-social?’, ‘how are we influenced by our families, by our surroundings, by the films we watch and newspapers we read?’ And we also ask, ‘how can we make things better?’

We do this by expanding the normal scope of social psychology and sociology to include studies of

Our teaching is rich, varied and highlypersonalised, grown over three decades of experience that no other university can match.

Dr Heather Price has used psychoanalytical skills to evaluate a therapeutic initiative imported from Brazil and Mexico and introduced to a community in Tottenham, north London, in the aftermath of the 2011 riots.

Dr Angie Voela uses art to investigate the relationship between trauma and memory. She’s been funded to incorporate the work of renowned artist Barbara Loftus into the area of psychosocial studies.

Dr David W. Jones and Dr Chris Scanlon have been funded to organise an international collaboration of researchers that aims to reach a better understanding of the diagnosis of ‘antisocial personality disorder’, which is strongly associated with criminality. They’ll be considering these disorders in their social, cultural, historical and psychological contexts.

Professor Corinne Squire, who teaches the optional HIV in the World module, has recently written Living with HIV and ARVs: Three Letter Lives, which takes an international perspective on the diseases.

of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course. 1

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Anthropology with Psychosocial Studies, BSc (Hons), 4P23 uel.ac.uk/ug-anthropology-with-psychosocial-studies-bsc

280

Criminology and Psychosocial Studies, BA (Hons), M9CW uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-and-psychosocial-studies-ba

280

Psychosocial Studies, BA (Hons), C881 uel.ac.uk/ug-psychosocial-studies-ba

280

Psychosocial Studies with Professional Practice, BA (Hons), C882 uel.ac.uk/ug-psychosocial-studies-with-professional-practice-ba

280

Don’t meet the entry requirements? Many courses are available with an additional foundation year. 105


The course gives you the professional and academic training you need to qualify as a social worker in England. Our Social Work course was rated third in London for overall course satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.

Cass School of Education and Communities

SOCIAL WORK uel.ac.uk/ug-social-work

Social work is one of UEL’s flagship courses. Study it and you’ll learn how to help the most vulnerable members of society. You’ll develop from a student into a practitioner with excellent skills in supporting, protecting and speaking up for the people you help.

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Why us?

We’re one of the main social work training providers in London, with an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching. Little wonder that our course is always oversubscribed.

whom offer our graduates jobs as newly qualified social workers. Choose this course and you’ll have a head start when it comes to finding a job in social work.

We’re endorsed by the College of Social Work and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council to award professional qualifications in social work alongside academic degrees. These qualifying courses meet government requirements, including stipulated numbers of supervised practice days in local statutory and voluntary social work agencies.

Our academic staff are all professionally qualified and registered social workers, so they bring personal experience as well as in-depth knowledge to their lectures and classes. Our lectures are always lively, highly participative and interactive.

We have excellent links with local social work agencies and employers, many of

What we’re researching

90%

of 2012/13 Social Work graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

90%

Our Centre for Social Work Research (CSWR) generates knowledge in social work thinking and methods. It also helps and encourages more social workers to become involved in research to improve shared knowledge. Our founding goal is to shed light on underlying processes in practice and policy-making. We also work to strengthen the evidence base for ‘relationship-based social work’. This places the client-practitioner relationship at the heart of practice.

The course reflects the priorities and needs of contemporary social work practice, which means we teach you what is relevant and current.

of self-harm or suicide, safeguarding and child protection, social work and education as well as the transformation of welfare in the UK. The CSWR is led by Professor Stephen Briggs, who teaches on the social work course. His current research interests are, among other fields, adolescent mental health, psychoanalytic approaches to suicide and self-harm, and infant observation and its application to understanding infant mental health.

Current research themes include relational approaches to people at risk

of students agree their communication skills improved. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Social Work, BA (Hons), L501

280

uel.ac.uk/ug-social-work-ba 107


Our research is outstanding. We were the top-ranked modern university in London and the second modern university in the UK for sociology research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Our location in east London is one of the biggest regeneration areas in Europe – ideal to research a range of social issues and problems.

School of Social Sciences

SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-and-social-policy

Ever wondered why social inequalities exist? Where racism comes from? Why people are so concerned with their national, ethnic and religious identities? If you’re interested in these kinds of questions, sociology and social policy is for you.

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1  Sociology, National Student Survey 2014      2 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 * Integrated master’s degree, lasting four years.


Why us?

With its mix of poverty and wealth, multiculturalism and urban change, east London is the perfect place to apply sociological theory to real-life issues and policy dilemmas. You’ll be taught by experts passionate about their subject and committed to both teaching and research. While we examine issues at national and international level, placements and fieldwork in east London lie at the heart of our teaching. A one-day

What we’re researching

We’re taking lead on local issues. Dr Penny Bernstock has recently written a book on the housing legacy of the London 2012 Games. Dr Helen Kim is researching racism in London nightclubs, while Dr Syd Jeffers has worked on racism and policy for the Home Office. Professor Gargi

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placement across the whole of the final year is a core part of the BSc Sociology (Professional Development) course and an option for all other students. Whether it’s helping victims of domestic violence at women’s shelters in Greenwich or organisations such as Working Links, guiding offenders on their journey from social exclusion to social inclusion, you’ll ‘learn by doing’.

Bhattacharyya takes an international perspective, researching racism in relation to the ‘war on terror’. Dr Tracey Jensen is exploring the current fascination with poverty in reality TV shows, while Dr Eric Taylor Woods is researching nationalism and religion.

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

for student satisfaction in London. 1

Sociology, BA (Hons), L300 uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-ba

280

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Sociology (Professional Development), BSc (Hons), L302 uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-professional-development-bsc

280

Sociology with Anthropology, BA (Hons), L3L6 uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-with-anthropology-ba

280

Sociology with Criminology, BA (Hons), M9L3 uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-with-criminology-ba

280

Sociology, MSoc*, 4C22 uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-msoc

340

Sociology (Professional Development), MSoc*, 300L uel.ac.uk/ug-sociology-professional-development-msco

340

Criminology with Sociology, BA (Hons), M9LH uel.ac.uk/ug-criminology-with-sociology-ba

280

Law with Sociology, LLB, 4Q12 uel.ac.uk/ug-law-with-sociology-llb

280

Psychology with Sociology, BSc (Hons), C8L3 uel.ac.uk/ug-psychology-with-sociology-bsc

280

for research among modern universities in London. 2

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We have a great record of helping students find work placements with leading firms such as Taylor Woodrow and Morgan Sindall, and on major projects such as Crossrail. We’re one of only a handful of universities who offer weekly site visits to major construction projects.

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

SURVEYING & CONSTRUCTION uel.ac.uk/ug-surveying-and-construction

Look around. We’re surrounded by buildings. The built environment could not exist without the topographical work by surveyors and project planning by construction managers. What kind of future can you build?

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Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Surveying & Mapping Sciences, National Student Survey 2014

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Why us?

In 2014, all of our second-year surveying and mapping sciences undergraduates went on industry work placements. Every one of them has now secured a full-time job when they graduate. Some were offered more than one job. It goes to show how highly our students are valued by industry – and how well we prepare them for the world of work. Our courses give you the fundamentals to pursue a wide range of careers, covering everything from land surveying and mapping to logistics and site planning.

the latest equipment. Our teaching staff can also draw on professional experience to back up their academic credentials. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to work and learn off-campus. Our Docklands campus is in a fantastic location at the heart of a massive regeneration area, and we arrange construction site visits almost every week. The course includes ‘hands-on’ field trips in both engineering surveying and construction logistics where we solve real-life and simulated problems.

You’ll learn in some of the best teaching laboratories in London, where you’ll use

What we’re researching

94%

of 2012/14 Construction Management graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

100%

While surveying and construction are practical, hands-on subjects, UEL staff have wide-ranging research interests that seek to develop their areas of expertise. Many have distinguished careers in surveying and construction to reinforce their academic credentials. Senior Lecturer Peter Lakin’s interests include building information modelling, which uses digital technology to model the physical characteristics of buildings and places. Peter has further interests in land and engineering surveying, and construction management.

including cash flow forecasting, tendering and estimating. He’s also interested in sustainability issues, such as reducing CO2 emissions at design stage. Mike Hurst, Construction Management Course Leader, has been involved in a number of research projects, including the maintenance and improvement of listed buildings. He’s also carried out research into the use of mobile application to manage site operations and e-communication within the design and construction process.

Senior Lecturer Ian Lemon has research interests in construction management,

overall student satisfaction. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Civil Engineering and Construction Management, FdSc, HK22 uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering-and-construction-management-fdsc

240

Civil Engineering and Surveying, BSc (Hons), 1T45 uel.ac.uk/ug-civil-engineering-and-surveying-bsc

280

Construction Management, BSc (Hons), K221 uel.ac.uk/ug-construction-management-bsc

280

Surveying and Mapping Sciences, BSc (Hons), H206 uel.ac.uk/ug-surveying-and-mapping-sciences-bsc

280

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The course was incredibly helpful and linked into the music industry in a big way. A module on entrepreneurialism was especially useful for me and the whole course was really current. Kieran Cullen BA (Hons) Music Industry Management, graduate.

School of Business and Law

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT uel.ac.uk/ug-management

Our management courses are hugely popular with our students. If you have people skills and a desire to make a mark in companies that put customer service first, then our tourism, hospitality and entertainment management courses could be for you – or dance to your own tune with our music industry management course.

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Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2014  2 Tourism Management, National Student Satisfaction Survey 2014

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Why us?

All of our management courses are taught by specialists with enviable business experience to back up their academic credentials. Whatever path you choose, these are sectors with a big demand for talent and global opportunities for commerciallyminded graduates. Our courses have flexibility built in, so if you choose tourism, events or hospitality management, you’ll study a common first year, enabling you to discover your strengths and interests and specialise later. These courses also offer a year’s work placement to boost your understanding, credibility and CV. We have fantastic links with leading companies such as the O2 Arena, the

What we’re researching

92%

of 2012/13 graduates in work or further study after six months. 1

100%

Management is an evolving field and UEL academics are leading projects that keep up-to-date with the latest trends and take their subjects in fresh directions. As a new student, you can be confident of learning from people with enthusiasm and expertise at the forefront of their profession. Principal Lecturer Dr Raoul Bianchi has conducted a number of research projects in areas such as tourism development and sustainable tourism planning. He also has interests in tourism, entrepreneurship and labour relations. Subject Head John Sparrowhawk has

Natural History Museum and ExCeL London – perfect for placements and internships. Whatever path you choose, we’ll encourage and help you to find work experience, and if you’re keen to start up your own business, we’ll support your entrepreneurial ambitions. Throughout your course you’ll encounter leading industry figures, with a programme of guest speakers and field trips to see how theory is put into practice. You’ll be encouraged to network, build a portfolio to showcase your talents and make the most of our industry-standard facilities.

research interests in the role of cultural industries and pilgramage, as well as world heritage, the tourism landscape and music and film tourism. Senior Lecturer Dave Wibberley researches topics that include the role of music in the development of local and regional economies and identities, and songwriting copyright. Other staff research interests include entrepreneurship, economic development, e-marketing, consumer behaviour and branding.

of students agree their lecturers are good at explaining things. 2

Course & UCAS Code

UCAS Points

Events Management (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), N820 uel.ac.uk/ug-events-management-ba

280

Hospitality Management (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), NVNV 280 uel.ac.uk/ug-hospitality-management-ba Music Industry Management, BA (Hons), N290 uel.ac.uk/ug-music-industry-management-ba

280

Tourism Management (with optional placement year), BA (Hons), N800 280 uel.ac.uk/ug-tourism-management-ba 113


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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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