University of East Anglia

4.8 out of 5 (143 reviews) Norwich, England, United Kingdom
UEA is ranked as a World top 200 university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017 with a global reputation for ground-breaking research, world-class teaching and some of the happiest students in the UK. We form part of Norwich Research Park, based in England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, where our academics work on many of the most important issues of the 21st century.

Short Courses

Humanities (6)
Social Sciences (3)
Business & Management (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



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.


In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) UEA came 10th in the UK for the quality of its research and 21st overall amongst all mainstream British institutions (2014 Research excellence Framework).Over 82% of our research is rated as ' World-leading' or 'Internationally excellent' (REF 2014). UEA 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 through a range of intellectually stimulating Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research degrees.


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.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

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.

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

Study at one of the most distinctive campuses in the country. Set in broad beautiful parklands on the outskirts of the historic city of Norwich, our campus combines natural beauty with architectural flair. 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).

Sports facilities

Sporting facilities on campus are based at the £30 million Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international athletic events.

The Sportspark contains state of the art cardiovascular equipment alongside badminton and squash courts, a martial arts and dance studio, gymnastics centre and climbing wall. We also have floodlit tennis and netball courts, hockey pitches and a Soccerpark as well as an eight lane athletics track and a state of the art indoor cycle track.

Student clubs

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.

Norwich, England, United Kingdom