UEA was founded in 1963 and was purpose built as a campus university. Its academic approach is interdisciplinary which means that different modules of a course may be taught by different departments or schools. Although not renowned for particular disciplines UEA has built a reputation for strength in medicine (particularly nursing and midwifery), the environmental sciences, health and plant sciences.
UAE is a campus university and the accommodation is mainly based on campus. The university is 2 miles from Norwich city centre. Teaching for all courses is carried out on campus.
UEA is currently ranked 182nd in the Times Higher Education rankings. UEA is ranked between 201-300th in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings. UEA is not a member of the Russell Group of universities.
UEA is ranked 56th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.
There are currently around 2,820 international students studying at UEA, representing approximately 17% of total students.
Pathway entry for international students - INTO's Study Centre at UEA, offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry.
For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.
There are just over 16,900 students at UEA, of which approximately 12,900 are undergraduates and 4,000 are postgraduates.
HESA government statistics show that 96.3% of UEA’s graduates are in employment or in further education 6 months after graduation. However, a breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
UEA Student Union offers 150 different student societies and 60 sports clubs. Sports facilities are provided by the university owned Sportspark – East Anglia’s largest sports facility with an Olympic sized swimming pool and Olympic gymnastic facility, an athletics track, indoor arena, dance studios, fitness centre and climbing wall. The Sainsbury Centre at UEA is a major British art gallery and national centre for the study and presentation of art.
92% of accommodation at UEA is university owned and most is based on campus. All is self catered. A wide variety of options are available. Accommodation contracts, known as Licences, are for a 38 week period from the beginning of the academic year.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £97.09 per week.
There is no catered university accommodation.
International undergraduate tuition fee examples - BA or BSc:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £18,000 for most Arts, Humanities, Social Science subjects and Maths, rising to £22,800 for Engineering and Science based subjects. Medicine - £35,200
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.