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School of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies

Welcome to one of the most successful academic departments in this field you'll find in the UK. We have a distinguished record of teaching and research in housing, regeneration, urban and environmental planning, tourism and hospitality.

Our courses are accredited by the leading professional bodies and we hold a strong reputation among employers in the UK and overseas. Similarly, our research continues to earn us very high ratings.

Our Strengths

Teaching and research are carried out across four fields:

  • Food and Bioscience
  • Human and Exercise Science
  • Integrated Sciences
  • Forensic Science
  • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Students benefit from the range of facilities and the flexible study pathways we provide. We are very proud of the level of academic and personal support we offer our students: we take the time so they reap the rewards.

Through our industry and professional links we ensure our courses are current and have a real impact on our student's future employability. We run field trips and bring practitioners to speak at many of our lectures so students receive industry input first hand.


We have invested heavily in new equipment so that our mix of multi-purpose and specialist laboratories offers students the space and latest equipment for biological, environmental, and forensic science analysis and research. Chemical and petroleum engineering is supported by dedicated laboratories and equipment, and industry funding supports specialist fire and explosions facilities.

Based at the University the London Food Centre is a great location for learning all aspects of nutrition. New pilot plant facilities are used for developing and optimising new process technologies and our product development kitchen features regularly in our knowledge transfer activities with industry.