Opened in 1963, UEA was the first UK University to offer courses in Creative Writing, Environmental Science and Development Studies; a pioneering attitude we still maintain today. Over the years UEA has grown to become a world-class university with state-of-the-art facilities and award winning buildings, including the iconic Grade 2 listed architecture that forms its foundation.
Four Faculties provide research-led teaching with academic rigour 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.
In the latest Research Excellence 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.
UEA 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 through a range of intellectually stimulating Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research degrees.
Benefit from direct contact with industry partners and potential employers, both inside and outside your discipline. We also offer a rich range of extra-curricular opportunities and work experience that form part of the UEA Award. You can also get full support for your career development from the Careers Service at CareerCentral, located at the heart of our campus, as well as through the online portal MyCareerCentral.
We pride ourselves on delivering excellent Student Satisfaction, which is reflected in our consistently fantastic performance in the National Student Survey. We provide many services that allow you to feel supported in your time at UEA, giving you space to focus on your studies and achieve your best. You will have your very own adviser to support you and UEA’s Student Support Service is a specialist team that is professional, proactive and approachable.
Choose from some of the best student accommodation in the country. It has twice been ranked first in the UK by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards. If you’re interested in private sector accommodation in Norwich, UEA’s Student Union provides a service called Home Run which is a free house hunting guide.
Located at the heart of campus, the Library is open 7 days a week 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The range of facilities are there to assist and support your work with a range of work spaces, group study rooms and IT facilities. There are 800,000+ volumes of books and journals with 15,000+ new titles being added each year for you to explore or access online.
UEA provides high speed wireless internet throughout campus with dedicated IT labs and study spaces. There is a wide range of software and resources available that can be accessed on and off campus. UEA has an online portal where you can keep on top of your work, modules and timetables. UEA’s IT Helpdesk is always available to help you with any technical issues.
UEA has its very own Medical Centre on campus to provide healthcare for our students and it includes a Dental Practice too. UEA is located very close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital which forms part of Norwich Research Park with UEA and the other institutions.
Study at one of the most distinctive campuses in the country. Set in broad beautiful parklands on the outskirts of the historic city of Norwich, our campus combines natural beauty with architectural flair. UEA’s campus has won more than 20 architectural awards and ongoing multi-million pound investment continues to enhance our teaching and research facilities. Almost everything you could need is available on site – there’s a large food shop, post office and bakery, a bank, a 24-hour laundrette, restaurants, bars and even a Waterstones bookshop, plus a major European art gallery (SCVA).
Sporting facilities on campus are based at the £30 million Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international athletic events.
The Sportspark contains state of the art cardiovascular equipment alongside badminton and squash courts, a martial arts and dance studio, gymnastics centre and climbing wall. We also have floodlit tennis and netball courts, hockey pitches and a Soccerpark as well as an eight lane athletics track and a state of the art indoor cycle track.
UEA’s Student Union offers dedicated advice and support for postgraduate students while offering well over 200 student societies to get involved with. These allow you to try new things and meet new people with shared interests; the societies are run by students for students. Our societies and clubs run free ‘Give it a Go’ sessions throughout the year to encourage students to try something new, make friends and learn new skills.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.