University of East Anglia (UEA)

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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    423
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    13.2
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.11
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,551
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.17
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    1,119
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    70.1
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    92.1
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    83.4

History

  • Opening in 1963, we were the first UK University to offer courses in Creative Writing, Environmental Sciences and Development Studies, whilst also being a champion of interdisciplinary subjects.
  • Originally built on a golf course, our campus has grown to house its own Norfolk Broad, a number of award-winning buildings, research and cultural hubs, and state-of-the-art facilities including the £30 million Sportspark, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Location and Transport

  • Norwich is one of the most vibrant, historic and attractive cities in Europe, ranking in the top 10 shopping cities in the UK, as well as being England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Set within 320 acres of parkland, the UEA is only 15 minutes from the centre of Norwich, and sits within the Norwich Research Park.
  • Norwich is easily accessible by road, rail, bus, coach and air, with Norwich International Airport offering direct flights to and from UK and international destinations, and London less than 2 hours away by train.

Entry Requirements

  • We 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).
  • We identify merit and potential, and ensure that our decisions are made transparently, allowing higher education to be accessible to all, regardless of background.
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Student Mix

The 16,265 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 70%
  • Postgraduate 30%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 84%
  • Part Time 16%

Domicile

  • UK 75%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 21%

Course Flexibility

  • Many of our courses offer varied and flexible study patterns, including study abroad, a year in industry, special programmes, foundation courses, part-time study, January start dates, and other options.

Teaching Standards

  • 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.
  • We also received the highest ranking in our most recent quality audit.
  • Many of our subject areas are also accredited, including Business, Psychology, and Health Sciences, among others.

Research Standards

  • UEA ranks as 10th in the UK for the quality of our research output, and 21st overall, out of all mainstream British institutions within the Research Excellent Framework (REF) 2014. The results show that more than 82% of UEA research is classified as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
  • UEA’s position and reputation in national rankings and global league tables continues to gain in strength, often outperforming Russell Group universities. We were a World Top 100 in the Leiden Ranking 2014.

Academic Strengths

  • UEA is known for its cutting-edge environmental science research, while our placement within the Norwich Research Park also allows for notable strengths in the areas of plants, microbes, food, health and computing.
  • We ran the first Creative Writing course in the UK, which continues to produce successful graduates, while the professional education offered by our Schools of Business, Social Work, Education and Law are highly regarded.
  • Our History, Film, Television and Media studies, American studies and Philosophy are also examples of our academic strengths.

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Student Facilities

  • UEA campus was designed so that everything you need for living and studying is no more than a few minutes away. Our library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing study space, IT facilities, social, and quiet areas. Students can do their shopping, banking and laundry on our Street, which also houses its own Post Office. There are multiple places to eat, drink and socialise, with a lively, multi-cultural community, and live music events, club nights, film screenings and an array of student societies to join.
  • Our campus features the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and its own medical centre and on-campus dentist. Specialist facilities include 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.

Disability Services

  • UEA is committed to promoting a positive attitude to disabled people and to creating the conditions in which all students can participate fully in the academic, social and recreational life of the university.
  • The campus is generally accessible, although wheelchair users sometimes have to take an alternative route. The university has a rolling programme of improvements to existing facilities and aims to incorporate high standards of disabled access into all new buildings.
  • University accommodation caters for a range of needs with well-designed rooms for wheelchair users, students with allergies and breathing problems, and hearing impairment. Carers can also be accommodated and assistance dogs are welcome.

Students' Union

  • The Union of UEA Students aims to help you get the most out of your time at UEA, providing commercial services, personal development and support, while contributing significantly to the highly ranked student experience at UEA.
  • From running the bars, club nights and live gigs, to over 200 clubs and societies, and award-winning student media, the Union is integral to the lives of our students.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university actively encourages students to develop skills and experience through part-time work, however students are expected to consider their study commitments and to avoid employment commitments that will adversely affect their academic work.
  • UEA’s dedicated campus-based CareerCentral, helps students find part-time work, holiday jobs, work placements, and volunteering opportunities.
  • Part-time work on campus is also available through UEA’s Student Helper and Ambassador schemes.
  • Post-graduation support includes UEA’s Graduate Intern Programme which facilitates part-time (and full-time) work for between four and 12 weeks.

Careers Guidance

  • Our dedicated careers services, CareerCentral provides opportunities and support throughout your time with us, to ensure you leave with a rich university experience, prepared for the workplace or further study.
  • We can offer support whatever stage you're at, through work experience, internships, volunteering opportunities, career events, enterprise, mentoring, coaching, and support with creating CVs and applications.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • The UEA campus is home to Britain’s greenest building, the Enterprise Centre, as well as the recently opened Bob Champion Research & Education Building (operating in partnership with the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital).
  • The campus also houses a number of other award-winning buildings, including the popular Ziggurat accommodation blocks, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Notable Alumni

  • Greg James, DJ (BBC Radio 1).
  • Matt Smith, Actor (Dr Who, Christopher and His Kind, The Shadow in the North).
  • John Rhys Davies, Actor (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, The Untouchables).
  • Caroline Flint MP (Lab) for Don Valley, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
  • Gurinder Chadha, Film Director, (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride & Prejudice, Angus,Thongs and Perfect Snogging)
  • Prof Sir Paul Nurse KBE FRS Scientist, President of the Royal Society and 2001 Nobel Prize Winner.
  • Ian McEwan CBE FRA FRL Author (Atonement, Enduring Love).
  • Gareth Malone, Choral Animateur, Author and Broadcaster with London Symphony Orchestra,
  • Karen Jones CBE Non-Executive Director of Virgin Active Group Ltd, Booker plc, ASOS plc and Food and Fuel Ltd.
  • Charlie Higson, Comedian, Author, Producer (The Fast Show, Down the Line, Young Bond).
  • Jack Davenport, Actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Talented Mr Ripley, This Life, Coupling, Breathless)
  • Lord (Thomas) Strathclyde, Former Leader of the House of Lords.
  • Kazuo Ishiguro OBE, Author (Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go).
  • Matt Tong, Musician (Bloc Party).
  • Jim Chapman, vlogger, blogger, co-host (ITV’s Viral Tap)
  • Rose Tremain CBE, Author (Restoration, Music and Silence, and The Road Home), and UEA's Chancellor (appointed June 2013), also one of the University's early students (1964–67).

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Further Details

Address University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
UCAS Code E14
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