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University of East Anglia

At a glance

University of East Anglia (UEA) is located in on a beautiful 320 acres parkland campus close to the city centre of the cathedral city of Norwich, which has been named as the 3rd safest student city in the UK (Telegraph 2015). It is home to Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest community of researchers in the area of environment, health and plant science.

Norwich is one of the most vibrant, historic and attractive cities in Europe, and is easily accessible by road, rail, bus, coach and air. Norwich International Airport offers direct flights to and from UK and international destinations, and London is less than 2 hours away by train.

The university offers one of the UK’s best study experiences with to its unique combination of an award-winning campus, thriving social life, and international reputation for academic excellence. UEA has consistently been rated as one of the best universities for student experience in the UK, and were recently voted as having the UK’s best campus environment (Times Higher Education 2016).

UEA was the first UK University to offer courses in Creative Writing, Environmental Science and Development Studies, and have been pioneering in these areas till now. The University offers a full range of Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research courses across four faculties  – including Arts and Humanities, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.

UEA is a World Top 100 university for Research Excellence (Leiden Ranking 2016) with a global reputation for ground-breaking research, world-class teaching and some of the happiest students in the UK. It is one of Britain's premier research and teaching universities and is committed to achieving international standards of excellence.

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).

Facts & figures

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Type of institution

Tier 4 Sponsor, Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Course offered

Foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate (taught and research), professional


January & September

Campus locations

Norwich, Norfolk



Main strengths

American Studies, Biological Science, Business, Chemistry, Climate Science, Creative Writing, Development Studies, Development Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Film, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Modern Languages & European Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Television & Media Studies.

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Facilities and supports

Sports facilities on site include the Sportspark which has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a £30 million Sportspark, over 200 clubs and societies, an art gallery on campus, a 24-hour library, purpose-built, state-of-the-art scientific laboratories, psychology research pods and observation suites, Norwich Electronic Assistive Technology (NEAT) Centre, and telecommunications suites and resources. Students also have access to multiple advice and support services, a multifaith centre, careers service and nursery.

Professional associations

ACU, AMBA, Aurora, Eastern ARC, EUA, Universities UK, Norwich Research Park

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Awards obtained

UK top 15 university (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017); voted top 5 for student satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2005-2016); ranked as one of the world’s top 1% of universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17); ranked among the world top 100 universities for research excellence (Leiden Ranking 2016).

Famous Alumni

Prof Sir Paul Nurse - KBE FRS Scientist, President of the Royal Society and 2001 Nobel Prize Winner; Mathias Cormann – Finance Minister of Australia; Gareth Malone - Choral Animateur, Author and Broadcaster with London Symphony Orchestra; John Rhys Davies - Actor (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, The Untouchables); Gaurinder Chadha - Film Director, (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride & Prejudice, Angus,Thongs and Perfect Snogging); Greg James - DJ (BBC Radio 1), Writer W G Sebald – 3 Booker Prize winner; Karen Jones – the founder of Café Rouge, Eduardo Costantini – Argentine billionaire businessman and real estate developer.

Why choose University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a  pioneering British university leading the way in fields like climate change, social work, creative writing, international development and more. Over t

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