University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

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 students. UEA's postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of the central strengths of the institution, and the reason why it’s ranked up there with the best. Proving its pioneering spirit, UEA proudly sits in the Top 1% of universities in the world (Times Higher World League Table 2015) and consistently performs in the Top 10 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey and the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. The UEA campus is located in a lush, green area of Norwich, 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, plus Norwich has its own international airport that ensures easy access to Europe and the wider world. 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.

Postgraduate study

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. Four UEA 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 are offered in these Faculties as full-time and part-time options, and include professional studies such as teaching, medicine, law and business, as well as a number of short course professional development opportunities. Postgraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and PhD Studentships are available to students within the four Faculties and are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit, usually for the duration of the period of study. Application deadlines vary, so you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible in your year of entry.


This uniquely-placed University is part of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environmental, health and plant science. In the latest Research Excellent Framework (REF) 2014 UEA came 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output 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. 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.


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

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Norwich Research Park
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