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East Anglia University

UCAS Code: E14

Location: Norwich, East Anglia Show on Map

Site: Single campus on outskirts of city

A top UK research-intensive university; founding member of the 1994 Group of universities.

Student Population

Total Students:17,610
FE Students:0%


Total undergraduates:12,905
Full Time:88%
Mature on Entry:18%
UK Students:83%
State school entry:90%

Teaching Staff

628 full-time, 153 part-time.

Broad study areas

Accountancy; American studies; archaeology; art history; biological & chemical sciences; counselling; drama; economics; education; English literature & creative writing; environmental & earth sciences; film & TV studies; forensic sciences; geography; history; international development; law & legal systems; management & business; mathematics, computing & information systems; media studies; medicine; modern languages & translation; music; nursing & midwifery; occupational therapy; pharmacy; philosophy; physical education & sport; physiotherapy; political, social & international studies; psychology; social work; speech & language therapy.


Admission Information:2 A-levels or equivalent required as minimum. In practice, AS-levels accepted in combination with 3+ A-levels or equivalent. UCAS tariff not widely used
Points on Entry (Mean):366
Drop Out Rate:6%
Accommodation:Almost all first years housed


Site:Single campus, set in parkland, 3 miles from the centre of Norwich. 
How to get there:Easily accessible by road, rail and air. By road from London on M11/A11, then A47 and B1108. National rail service from London (under 2 hours) every ½ hour. Coach service from all major cities and London airports direct to university. Flights worldwide to Norwich Airport. Bus services to university from Norwich.  
Special features:Renowned for creative writing (alumni include Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright) and environmental sciences (climatic research unit and Tyndall centre for climate change research are on campus). University is an integral part of the Norwich Research Park, home to over 1000 scientists working in world-ranked institutions (John Innes Centre; Institute of Food Research; Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital). Part of a network of higher education provision in East Anglia: University Campus Suffolk, in collaboration with Essex University; Easton College; INTO University Partnerships.

Student services & facilities

Student advice & services:Medical centre (including pharmacy and dentist); student counselling service; learning enhancement team; resident tutor system; chaplaincy and Islamic prayer room. Special categories: nursery on campus; married students’ accommodation; disability co-ordinator; financial advisers.
Amenities:Student Union has over 150 student societies and clubs, live music venues; advice centre (legal matters, employment and housing rights), bars, coffee shops and travel agent. Newsagents, supermarket, post office, banks, launderettes, bookshop, cafeteria and restaurants on site. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (museum gallery), music centre and drama studio all also on campus.
Sporting facilities:Sportspark with Olympic-size pool, climbing wall, fitness centre, squash and tennis courts, martial arts studio, dance/aerobics studio, badminton and 5-a-side facilities; 40 acres of playing fields, astroturf pitches and 8-lane athletics track. 45+ sports clubs.
Accommodation:First years guaranteed university accommodation (if they apply by the deadline and live more than 12 miles away). 3500+ self-catering places available; rents £66−£103.50 per week, contracts 38 weeks or longer. Average rents for students living in privately-owned accommodation: £58 pw (excluding bills).

Study opportunities & careers

Library & information services:Library (open 7 days/week): 800,000+ volumes of books and journals; electronic resources (including major bibliographic and citation databases, full-text archives of journals and newspapers, range of e-books); audiovisual collection (including microform material, sound recordings and DVDs); designated postgraduate reading room; facilities to suit individual and group working (including technology-rich group study areas); service providing access to other library collections. Information provision, £174 pa spent for each student (FTE). Over 260 networked PCs, accessible 24 hours/day; wireless network for laptop users; specialist equipment and software (eg scanners, colour printing and mass storage devices). A range of assistive technology including workstations for students with visual impairment or mobility difficulties. Regular training sessions; library and IT helpdesks; faculty librarians for in-depth advice.
Other learning resources:James Platt Centre for language learning; telecommunications centre (including TV and audio studios and edit suites)
Study abroad:Some 1.5% of students spend a period abroad. Exchange agreements with universities in 30+ countries.
Careers:Careers centre provides impartial information, advice and guidance tailored for the individual to help graduates find the right path for them. Job shop advises on finding work; opportunities for self development eg volunteering challenges; work placements and internship schemes. 92% of graduates were in work or further study within 6 months of graduating.


Living expenses budget:Minimum budget of £6500 pa (excluding tuition fees) recommended by university. 
Term-time work:EmployAbility service (run jointly by the university and Students’ Union) actively supports students in gaining work experience through part-time/casual work during term time and vacation.
Financial help:Bursaries of £3000 pa for care leavers and for UK students whose family income is up to £16k pa, of £2000 pa where it is £6k−£20k pa, or of £1000 pa where family income is £20k−£30k pa. Also scholarships of £1000 or £1500 for academic excellence; scholarship (of full fees and free accommodation) for one student from City Academy Norwich, from a low-income household. £100,000 hardship fund; nursery/childcare fund of £35,287; and short-term cash loan fund for financial emergencies also available.
University tuition fees:Home students pay £9000 pa for first degree courses. International students pay £11,000−£12,200 pa (classroom-based), £13,700 (sciences) or £23,250 pa (medicine).


Academic features:

Around 190 degree courses across 24 schools of study. Modular course structures allow combination of specialist study alongside related disciplines, with continuous assessment. Innovative programmes in international development, international relations, art history and allied health professions.

Awarding body:

University of East Anglia.

Main undergraduate awards:

BA, LLB, BEng, BSc, MChem, MComp, MNatSci, MMath, MPharm, MSci, MBBS.

Length of courses:

3 years; 4 years for courses involving study abroad or work experience in industry; 5 or 6 years for medicine.

Main subjects offered:

  • Accountancy
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Banking
  • Behavioural Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Childhood Studies
  • Commerce
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology
  • Computing
  • Conservation
  • Creative/Performance Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Studies
  • Data Processing
  • Decision Theory
  • Development Studies
  • Drama
  • Drama Training
  • Earth Sciences
  • East European Studies
  • Ecology
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • EU Studies
  • European Business Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Services
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geoscience
  • Health
  • History
  • History/Philosophy of Science
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities
  • Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • Internet Technology
  • Interpreting/Translating
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Media Technology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Midwifery
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Palliative Care
  • Performance Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physiotherapy
  • Plant Science
  • Politics
  • Popular Music
  • Psychology
  • Scientific/Technical Graphics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Speech Sciences
  • Speech Therapy
  • Sports Sciences
  • Sports Studies
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Analysis
  • Theatre Studies
  • Third World Studies
  • Topographical Science
  • TV Studies
  • Web Development/Design
  • Youth & Community Work

Student view


What's it like as a place to live? Norwich is a wonderful city with a thriving arts community, great shops and night life. It's small for a city, but very quirky and charming.

How's the student accommodation? The accommodation at UEA is all very smart and relatively cheap for an ensuite bathroom and a sizeable room, and very reasonable for smaller rooms and shared bathrooms. In the city there are several letting agencies, and the housing is very cheap compared to other cities. Also the Union of UEA Students runs Home Run, a housing advice service for students.

What's the student population like? There are a lot of local students and home students from across the country here. About 20% of our student population are international students, and both Union and University strive to help them settle in. The atmosphere at UEA is renowned for its friendliness, and student satisfaction is always high.

How do students and locals get on? Norwich is one of the safest cities in the country, and the locals are a friendly bunch.


What's it like as a place to study? There is quite a diverse range of courses − around 270 to choose from. New facilities have just been built and it looks great.

What are the teaching staff like? We have some world-renowned research facilities and lecturers at UEA. Students are always encouraged by lecturers to meet for private discussions, they are very interested in our development.


What are student societies like? The Union runs over 150 clubs and societies, involving over 6000 students. There are fantastic facilities on campus and in the city for clubs and societies.

What's a typical night out? We have club nights at the Union as well as world-class bands playing gigs, comedy, you name it. There are also a few good clubs and lots of big and small gig venues in town, as well as a different pub for every day of the year.

And how much does it cost? Norwich is very cheap in the city − you would rarely pay more than £5 for entry to a club or gig. At the Union on campus the major gigs are all cheaper for students, normally under £20.

How can you get home safely? There are regular buses late into the night from UEA, and if you are living on campus then the venues are less than a 5 minute walk from your bedroom.


Is it an expensive place to live? No, it's very cheap here.

Average price of a pint? At the Union, £2.40 average approximately. In town it varies, but probably about £3.

And the price of a takeaway? Probably about £5 for a greasy takeaway.

What's the part-time work situation? With so many bars and clubs there are lots of evening jobs going here. And the Union employs hundreds of staff every year. The university also runs an Employability website, advertising all jobs in the city and on campus.


What's the best feature about the place? The Union is a constantly improving charity that strives to improve student experience, and give students ownership over their time here. For advice, academic representation, extra-curricular activities and entertainments, the Union is here to help students enjoy their time.

And the worst? The initial feeling that there's too much ugly concrete can put people off coming here, but it's actually an amazing place to live and study. The campus is has a small centre, so all of the facilities are in one place, as well as all of the halls of residence, so it feels like a separate village rather than a university. The campus is also surrounded by a vast expanse of beautiful countryside − great for exploring and relaxing with friends.

And to sum it all up? An amazing place where there's always something fun to do.

Past Students

Johnathan Powell (BBC), Selina Scott (TV presenter), Jenny Abramski (Radio 4), Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Rendell (authors), Noelle Walsh (Editor, Good Housekeeping), Vanessa Evans (Editor, Country Homes & Interiors), Tim Bentinck, David Vann (actors), Andy Ripley (rugby), Dennis Callopy (MD of E6 Music Group), Clive Sinclair (entrepreneur), Paul Whitehouse (comedian). 

More info?

Student handbook (also student newspaper and union newsletter) from SU on 01603 592504 or email union.communications@uea.ac.uk. Check website www.ueastudent.com.



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