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.
Focused around six themes our research spans the global challenges that we face: from meeting the needs of an ageing population to understanding the unique and fragile environments we live in, to tackling energy, food and water security so we can make the best use of our planet’s resources.
The research stories behind our themes showcase the ways in which we are seeking to address and answer the demands of our society as well as how we are informing, changing and adapting to them.
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 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.
The campus is located in 320 acres of rolling parkland just two miles from the centre of Norwich, the cathedral city, and England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. This uniquely-placed University is also a leading member of Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.
Sporting facilities on campus include the University Sportspark which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also has the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival which has included famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all alumni of UEA's Creative Writing course)
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.