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University of East Anglia (UEA)

UEA: One of the best universities for student experience

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university that delivers top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 Home/EU and International students. UEA’s postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of the central strengths of the University.

UEA is ranked as one of the best universities for student experience: it’s voted the UK Top 5 for the last 10 years since the National Student Survey began (2005-2015).

In addition to being consistently top for student satisfaction, UEA is ranked in the Top 1% of universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2015-16, and a UK Top 20 university in the The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. UEA is brilliantly placed for postgraduate students, being in the World Top 100 for research excellence (Leiden Ranking 2015).

The University maintains its brilliant reputation by selecting the most able and dedicated staff and students from around the world, and challenging them to reach their full potential.

Research reputation

In the latest Research Excellent Framework (REF) 2014 UEA came 10th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs and 21st overall out of all mainstream British institutions. The results show that more than 82% of UEA research is classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, confirming UEA’s position as a premier research institution, committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

Brilliantly placed

The campus is located in a beautiful, green part of Norwich, a city equipped with its own cathedral and medieval history, as well as being voted one of the safest, happiest places to live and work in the UK, and proudly England's first UNESCO City of Literature. It’s just two miles from the heart of the city, which is easily reached by foot, bike or bus.

The stunning Norfolk coast is 1 hour away, and London a swift 2 hours by train. This uniquely-placed University is also part of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environmental, health and plant science.

Sporting facilities on campus include the Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts local and international athletic events. UEA also offers the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival that featuring famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all UEA Creative Writing course alumni).

If you want to change the world with your degree, make an impact in your industry and reach your full potential - the University of East Anglia is a brilliant next step.

Postgraduate study at UEA

Four Faculties provide research-led teaching with academic rigor in a range of subjects across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Medicine and Health Sciences.

Degrees may be offered as full-time and part-time options, and also include professional studies such as teaching, medicine, law and business, as well as a number of short course professional development opportunities.

Faculty of Science

The quality of UEA’s scientific performance has earned it a reputation as one of the Top 10 research universities for science in the UK.

Schools of study include:

  • School of Biological Sciences 
  • School of Environmental Sciences
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Computing Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy

Affiliated Institutes:

  • Norwich Research Park
  • The John Innes Centre for Plant and Microbial Science 
  • The Institute of Food Research 
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory 
  • The BBSRC Genome Analysis Centre

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The early reputation of UEA was established through its inimitable creative strength in the Arts and Humanities and this has been developed through its leading departments:

  • Art, Media and American Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities
  • History
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Politics, Philosophy Languages and Communication Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

This Faculty works at the forefront of academic and professional development and has a powerful reputation for originality and creative collaboration.

Schools of study include:

  • School of Economics
  • Norwich Business School
  • The Law School
  • School of International Development
  • School of Education and Lifelong Learning
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Work

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

This Faculty builds on a commitment to providing innovation in research and training, supported by close partnerships with local health service providers, with a desire to improve the nation's health by linking laboratory science to the needs of patients, populations and health policy makers.

Departments within the Faculty include:

  • Health Sciences
  • Norwich Medical School

Postgraduate Funding at UEA

Funding for Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research courses is available both from the University and from a number of external schemes. Scholarships, Bursaries and Studentships offered by UEA are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details are available on UEA’s dedicated funding page for postgraduates.


UEA actively strives to equip its postgraduate students with the attributes necessary to succeed in their chosen field of employment. Professional Advisers will provide impartial information, advice and guidance, helping students to understand themselves and the employment market and to develop suitable career-related skills and practical knowledge.

The University also benefits from having its on-campus, friendly drop in CareerCentral hub, where students can book one-to-one appointments with career advisers, seek enterprise guidance and access their unique online resource zone.

Learning Resources and Specialist Facilities

Postgraduate students at UEA have access to a range of supportive resources and facilities to assist their studies. The network of professional Student Services offers information, advice, practical help and specialist resources to enable you to take full advantage of the opportunities offered at this advanced level of study.

UEA's Library is open all hours throughout the year, offering access to more than 800,000 volumes of books and journals, a range of electronic resources including major bibliographic and citation databases, an extensive audio-visual collection, plus an inter-lending and document supply service. There are IT hubs across UEA, a high-speed network connecting the whole campus and a wireless network for laptop and mobile access.

The Language Learning support service also provides students with the opportunity to learn to speak another language, with classes from beginner to advanced levels in every language from Arabic to British Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese to Spanish.

Norwich, East Anglia – your home away from home

Norwich has all the characteristics of a 'university city'; a major commercial and thriving cultural centre, steeped in history yet still a vibrant place to live, shop, and study. Its unique blend of independent stores, small specialist shops, major high street chains and the country's largest six-day open-air market, all set amidst a maze of medieval cobble-stoned lanes and alleys.

Norwich also has good bus and rail connections to the rest of the UK, plus its own international airport that ensures easy access to Europe with connections to over 200 cities worldwide.

Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 26/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 33/121
Address Norwich, NR4 7TJ View on Map
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