Become fully integrated into the academic and social life of the University of East Anglia. Fall, spring, and year options are open to you.
The University of East Anglia is an exceptional university for students majoring in environmental sciences, international development, geography, psychology, economics, and legal studies. UEA also offers great opportunities in the humanities, film and media studies, art history, museum studies, politics, and American studies. The Faculty of Science offers courses in pharmacy, mathematics, and biology as. Year students can also take courses in business studies and chemistry.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
Make sure to check the Academic Guide
for all English Universities to see if University of East Anglia offers the subject areas you want to study.
- University of East Anglia, Norwich online catalog/course listings. Note that in the U.K. “course” typically refers to the degree or major and “modules” refer to individual classes.
- Explore UEA's Guide to Study Abroad
- MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students. Additional courses may be available and not all courses may still be offered. Courses that have not yet been taken for credit will not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog.
- The Program Guide provides detailed information about the English Universities program.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad: 21-24 quarter/14-16 semester UC units per semester; usually 3 courses or 60 University of East Anglia units. A total of 42-48 quarter/28-32 semester UC units are required per year.
Research and Independent Study
Independent study or research for academic credit may be possible. Arrangements are generally made after arrival at the host institution, although in some cases predeparture preparation may be required. A UCEAP Special Study Research Project would be in addition to a full course load.
Get a solid academic experience and meet new friends while living in a quaint English town with a lot of character and great nightlife. The University of East Anglia (UEA) has particularly strong academic programs in American Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, English (particularly Creative Writing), Environmental Studies, Film & Television, History of Art, Museum Studies, International Development, Mathematics, and Philosophy.
UEA is ranked among the top 30 UK universities and has a student body of about 13,000. UEA’s International Office provides helpful information
for both American students going to UEA and UEA students coming to the UC. Norwich, the local town adjacent to UEA, is on the Norfolk Broads, near the sea, and, if you want to visit London, the capital is only a two-hour train journey away.
Test Drive Your Future
Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.
Important: Your ability to participate in any internship in the U.K. either for academic credit or life experience depends upon obtaining the correct Tier 4 Student Visa before departure. You must request a CAS number from the host university after acceptance. The CAS number is needed in order to apply for the Tier 4 Student Visa.
A UCEAP Special Study Internship Project would be in addition to a full course load.
1. Internships found through the UCEAP London Study Center
Become engaged in internships through the resources of the London Study Center. The Study Center has information on possible internships in the community, including some in the summer after the end of a year program. According to U.K. visa regulations, only year program students will be able to remain in the U.K. long enough to participate in a summer internship. However, fall or spring students can participate in an internship during the fall or spring term.
Setting Up Your Internship: Contact the London Study Center and submit a resume or CV and a cover letter. The Study Center can assist by writing a letter of recommendation for you, if needed by the internship provider.
2. Student - initiated internships
Be creative and design your own internship. Participants have interned at cultural events, at various city councils, and communication companies such as the BBC. These internships are frequently not for academic credit; however, if your internship is substantial you can request credit by following these three steps
Setting Up Your Internship: Contact companies and organizations that align with your interest. Career Development Offices on campus offer excellent guidance on resume or CV and cover letter writing. For students who wish to start the internship search prior to departure, we recommend looking at the host institution's online career resources.
"...I decided I wanted to go into public relations. I began by researching all the PR agencies located in Leeds, looking at their websites and blogs to get a sense of the company and whether they would be open to accepting interns. I eventually found a company called MCG PR, a team of women who specialized in public relations for consumer products. [...] Inspired, I started writing a cover letter to them, describing my goals and relating to the post about how it had solidified the notion of my wanting to try my hand at public relations. Working in a tea-induced frenzy, I attached my CV and sent an email to them. The next day, Sarah, one of the partners of MCG, emailed me and asked for my availability, beginning one of the best experiences I’ve had so far while studying abroad. "
Teresa Chang (U.K.-England, University of Leeds, 2012/13)
UCEAP students are responsible to make their own housing arrangements and payments to the housing provider of their choice. Most students choose on- or off-campus dormitories or university-owned housing in the community, while others choose private accommodations in flats or shared houses. All universities have resources to help you find private housing.
The university has several modern residence halls on campus, all organized on a self-catering basis. You may elect a single or a shared study bedroom in one of the residence halls on University Plain. UCEAP participants recommend Norfolk Terrace. New accommodations with private bathrooms are being built as well. UEA’s dorm rooms have been wired for Internet access. There is a hookup fee of approximately £20. Students report problems with the phone system in student housing.
One of the most complete medieval towns in Britain and recently voted one of Britain’s top cities for quality of life, Norwich is a bustling college town full of nightclubs, cinemas, restaurants and pubs, many of which are housed in ancient buildings.
An urban experience is not all that Norwich offers. Some of England’s most unspoiled coastline is found just outside Norwich and the city is nestled in the Norfolk Broads, an intricate waterway system of protected wetlands.
Connected to London by train to continental Europe by daily flights out of Norwich International airport, Norwich offers a full study abroad experience at a fraction of the cost of London.
"I’ll be honest, I knew very little about Norwich and the University of East Anglia when I first applied to participate in UCEAP, but UEA has turned out to be a wonderful choice of university. UEA impressed me with the support it offered its large community of international students – the semester began with several days of orientation events, and throughout the semester the Dean of Students’ office planned various day trips to places such as Cambridge and Windsor Castle. Furthermore, although the city centre was easily accessible by bus, I was delighted to find that the campus itself also offered many attractions, such as a set of nature trails along the campus lake and the Yare River, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and the LCR (a multi-purpose room that, twice a week, functions as an on-campus nightclub).
Over the course of the five months that I spent at UEA, I felt that I melded nicely into the campus community. I chatted with my professors (or tutors, as they’re called in the UK) during office hours, went to the campus pub with my classmates, and found some phenomenal new friends with whom I have explored the British Isles. Most importantly, Norwich became a second home to me – perhaps not quite as dear to me as Berkeley (for one of the things my semester abroad has taught me is just how unique a place Berkeley is) but a home nonetheless, and I already look forward to going back."
Norwich is a thriving center with great shopping, and excellent cultural and social opportunities. UEA has a student bulletin board on its website that allows you to correspond with U.K. students. The university hosts the Arthur Miller Center International Literary Festival with lectures and workshops by well-known authors. The on-campus Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts offers volunteer and internship opportunities.
The Careers and Employability Office also has an extensive volunteer network and links students with opportunities.