The University of East Anglia (abbreviated as UEA) is an English public research university located in the city of Norwich. Established in 1963, the university comprises four faculties and 26 schools of study. Situated to the south-west of the city of Norwich, the university campus is approximately 320 acres (130 hectares) in size.
In national league tables the university has most recently been ranked 15th in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times and 14th by The Complete University Guide. The university also ranks among the top 3 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, when considering mainstream English universities. It is the only institution to rank in the top 5 since the survey began. The university also ranks in the world top 1% according to the Times Higher Education World Rankings (2015/16) and within the World Top 100 for research excellence in the Leiden Ranking (2016).
Attempts had been made to establish a university in Norwich in 1919 and 1947, but due to a lack of government funding on both occasions the plans had to be postponed. The University of East Anglia was eventually given the green light in April 1960, and opened its doors in October 1963 to biological sciences and English studies students. Initially, teaching took place in the temporary “University Village”.
The university offers over 300 courses in its four faculties, which contain 26 schools of study:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities:
- Art, Media and American Studies
- Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities
- Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
- Politics, Philosophy and Language and Communication Studies
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:
- Norwich Medical School
- Health Sciences
Faculty of Science:
- Actuarial Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Computing Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Natural Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences:
- Education and Lifelong Learning
- International Development
- UEA Law School
- Norwich Business School
- Social Work
They are committed to providing an admissions service that is professional and fair, allowing high quality candidates to engage with and contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.
Students need at least a grade C in GCSE Mathematics and English, or a recognised equivalent and must meet the particular requirements for your degree programme (i.e. specific grades, in acceptable subjects).
They identify merit and potential, and ensure that their decisions are made transparently, allowing higher education to be accessible to all, regardless of background.
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UEA is known for its cutting-edge environmental science research, while their placement within the Norwich Research Park also allows for notable strengths in the areas of plants, microbes, food, health and computing.
They ran the first Creative Writing course in the UK, which continues to produce successful graduates, while the professional education offered by their Schools of Business, Social Work, Education and Law are highly regarded.
Their History, Film, Television and Media studies, American studies and Philosophy are also examples of their academic strengths.
UEA ranks consistently highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey – a reflection of the quality of education, resources and support offered to students.
They also received the highest ranking in their most recent quality audit.
Many of their subject areas are also accredited, including Business, Psychology, and Health Sciences, among others.
Their dedicated careers services, CareerCentral provides opportunities and support throughout the students`time with them, to ensure the student leave with a rich university experience, prepared for the workplace or further study.
They can offer support whatever stage the student is at, through work experience, internships, volunteering opportunities, career events, enterprise, mentoring, coaching, and support with creating CVs and applications.