University profile

University of East Anglia

2021/22 edition

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.

UEA is ranked as a UK top 15 university in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 league table.

UEA is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis) and over 82% of UEA research rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014), confirming UEA’s position as a premier research institution making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

World leading

You’ll join a top university when you choose UEA. Consistently ranked as a UK top 25 university in the Complete University Guide 2022 league table and a UK top 30 in the Times/Sunday Times 2022, UEA is recognised globally too, retaining its position as a Top 200 World University (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

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 quality and accolades confirm UEA’s position as a premier teaching and research institution, making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

Postgraduate study

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

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:

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. Working in close collaboration with the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, the Departments within the Faculty include:

Funding your study

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 the University are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

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

Our Postgraduate students have access to a wide range of resources and facilities to assist their studies. Our network 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.

The University Campus

The University is located in a spacious campus with outstanding facilities including the multi-million Sportspark which includes an Oympic-sized swimming pool, fitness centre, athletics track and climbing wall as well as the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The University’s prestigious literary festival which takes place every year has included famous names such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro (both Alumni of UEA's Creative Writing course)

International postgraduates new to the University are guaranteed accommodation in their first year, provided that they meet the certain requirements. 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, small 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 Continent.


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.

Open days

Considering a postgraduate taught programme? Find out what UEA has to offer and experience postgraduate student life, at one of our open days.

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