University profile

University of East Anglia

2020/21 edition

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About University of East Anglia

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 from around the world. UEA’s postgraduate community is over 4,000 students, forming one of the central strengths of the University.

We pride ourselves on the excellence of our wide range of intellectually stimulating Postgraduate Taught and Research degrees, and aim to offer a supportive environment, with leading academic specialists, and access to exceptional research resources. Take a look at our wide range of courses to discover your future now.

World leading

You’ll join a top university when you choose UEA. Consistently ranked as a UK top 25 university in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and Complete University Guide 2021 league tables. UEA is recognised globally too, retaining its position as a Top 200 World University (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)

Its research is considered outstanding too, in the latest Research Excellence Framework analysis, UEA was ranked 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis). Its teaching is of the highest quality, ranking Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017 – 2021). Such accolades confirm UEA’s position as a premier teaching and research institution, making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

Postgraduate study

With an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to teaching and research, you’ll belong to one of four Faculties. Each one is home to a number of Academic Schools, Graduate Schools and research groups.

UEA’s 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. So, whether you want to develop your passion or excel in your career – you will be able to go further at UEA.

Degrees may be offered as full-time and part-time options, as well as a number of study options from short course professional development opportunities.

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Open days

Considering a postgraduate programme? The best way to discover what it’s like to study at UEA is to experience it for yourself. Find out what UEA has to offer at one of our open days. You’ll speak to current students, academic staff and admissions experts whilst finding out more about your course and postgraduate student life at UEA.

The University campus

The University is located in a spacious campus surrounded by parkland, with outstanding facilities. Purpose built to house everything you need within walking distance, you’ll find a multi-million Sportspark which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, fitness centre, athletics track and climbing wall as well as the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

UEA’s campus accommodation is within walking distance of its library, cafes, bars, teaching spaces and lecture theatres. With many options to choose from, the Postgraduate accommodation makes meeting new people easy. All rooms are fully furnished and grouped round a shared kitchen. Accommodation is self-catering, but if you feel like a change from cooking for yourself, there are plenty of places to eat and drink on campus.

Norwich - the perfect location

A friendly, easy-going, and safe place to live, the bustling centre of Norwich is just a few minutes by bus from the University.

Norwich has all the characteristics of a 'university city'. A major commercial and thriving cultural centre, it is steeped in history and retains its distinctive character. The city boasts a vibrant blend of independent stores, specialist shops, major high street chains and the country's largest six-day open-air market, set amidst a maze of pretty medieval cobble-stoned lanes and alleys. It also has good bus and rail connections to the rest of the UK and having its own airport ensures easy access to the rest of the world.


UEA is home to many international students, on our website we have further in information on fees and funding, visas and how to apply.

UEA aims for the information regarding its courses on this website to be as accurate as possible however, the information described is regularly reviewed and may, with good reason, be subject to change without notice. Therefore, in order to confirm the accuracy of any course content in relation to UEA, please go to UEA’s website or get in contact with the university.

Find your school of study

When you join UEA, you belong to a school of study. Each with its own thriving community of likeminded individuals. Find your school below to discover more.

Faculty of Science

  • Taught: Graduate Diploma, MRes, MSc
  • Research: MSc, MPhil, PhD

We are proud of the quality of UEA’s scientific research. We have a powerful reputation for innovation, excellence and an interdisciplinary approach, collaborating with our affiliated institutes in the Norwich Research Park. Schools of study include:

Affiliated Institutes

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Taught: Graduate Diploma, MRes, MA, MFA
  • Research: MRes, MPhil, PhD

At UEA we have a tradition of producing creative and innovative research both within and across disciplines that reaches out into the world at large. Ensuring that work in the humanities is original, relevant and dynamic depends on you – the new generation of scholars and thinkers. Schools of study include:

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Taught: PG Cert, PG Diploma, PGCE, Graduate Diploma, MRes, LLM, MA, MSc, MBA
  • Research: MRes, MARes, LLM, MPhil, PhD

The Faculty works at the forefront of academic and professional development and has a powerful reputation for originality and collaboration. Schools of study include:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Taught: PG Cert, PG Diploma, MRes, MCE, MSc
  • Research: MPhil, PhD

This Faculty prides itself on having a fantastic community of medical and healthcare professionals who are committed to providing innovation in research and training. You will join an environment in which staff and students share a common vision to challenge and improve healthcare. Working in close collaboration with the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, the Departments within the Faculty include:

Funding your study

Funding from both the university and a number of external bodies help to make study accessible to all. Visit our website to discover a wide range of financial advice, support and resources. Discover more about the Scholarships, Bursaries, Studentships and funding options available.

Career development

Our Career Central team located on campus actively strives to equip Postgraduate students with the skills necessary to succeed in whichever employment field they choose. Our 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 knowledge.

All students undertaking research will also be able to take part in events from a wide-ranging network of Research Centres and partner institutes across UEA.

Learning resources and facilities

UEA and Norwich offer a great way of life for Postgraduate students. You’ll find everything you need on campus too, facilities include a medical centre, dentist, nursery, shops, bars and eateries. Our Postgraduate students have access to a wide range of resources and facilities to assist their studies. Our team of professional Student Services offers information, advice, practical help and specialist resources to enable all students to take full advantage of the opportunities offered at postgraduate level.

The University's Library is open 24/7 throughout the year. Facilities include 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, and an inter-lending and document supply service. IT facilities include a 24-hour access area in the Library, IT hubs across campus, a high-speed network connecting the whole University campus and a wireless network for laptop and mobile access.

Our Language Learning support also provides students with the opportunity to learn to speak another language, with classes from beginner to advanced levels. Languages offered include Arabic, British Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

Specialist facilities also include purpose-built, state-of-the-art scientific laboratories, psychology research pods and observation suites, drama and electro-acoustic music studios, telecommunications suites and resources to facilitate purpose-led clinical trials, investigative experiments, analysis and modelling.

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To discover more, speak to us on live chat or sign up to start your journey with UEA now. If you’re ready to begin your application, apply now.

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