Study abroad for one semester or a full year in the beautiful medieval city of Norwich in the East of England just 2 hours from London. The University of East Anglia (UEA) is based on a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 14,000 students.
Courses in the following departments accept study abroad students: American Studies, Film and Television Studies, History, Language and Communication Studies, Literature and Creative Writing, Music, Philosophy, Political, Social and International Studies, World Art Studies and Museology, International Development, Economics, Norwich Law School, Norwich Business School, Social Work and Psychology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics.
10 Reasons to Choose the University of East Anglia
1. Satisfied students
The latest National Student Survey placed us joint third among mainstream English universities for student satisfaction. We are also top in the UK for accommodation and Students' Union and best in England overall, according to the 2009 WhatUni awards. We came third for facilities and fifth overall in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey, and the most recent Guardian university league table placed us in the top 20 UK institutions.
2. Prize-winning staff and students
Three of our graduates - Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright - have won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Alumnus Sir Paul Nurse won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001 and over 20 of our environmental scientists shared with Al Gore the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. UEA contributed more than any other university to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Our School of International Development and its innovative commercial arm have been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.
3. World-class research
Nearly 90% of our research was rated of international excellence in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, with over 50% 'world leading'. Norwich has the fourth greatest concentration of 'most highly cited researchers' in the UK, after London, Oxford and Cambridge - thanks to the University and its Norwich Research Park partners. In a survey of top institutions researching geosciences over the last decade, the University of East Anglia was the third university in the world, just after Harvard and Princeton. (Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators)
We have a reputation for innovative courses: our pioneering Environmental Sciences and International Development schools bring together experts from a number of fields to work collaboratively; we offered the first Creative Writing degree in the UK and our recently introduced MBA in Strategic Carbon Management is a world first.
The Independent says our Student Union gig roster is "like pop music's roll of honour, with the biggest names performing each year and other students' unions wondering how on earth they manage it".
6. Literature and lectures
We attract some of the world's most famous writers to two International Literary Festivals every year, as well as hosting leading experts from many fields giving major public lecture series on a wide range of topics.
7. Visual arts
We are home to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, described by the Times University Guide as "perhaps the greatest resource of its type on any university campus". The collection combines works from famous western artists with fine and applied arts from around the globe all in an iconic building.
We top the Independent and Complete University Guide league table for sports facilities. Our Sportspark is the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain and has an Olympic-sized pool, climbing wall, athletics track, gym and an extensive range of sports and leisure activities.
Our stunning campus, just 15 minutes from the centre of Norwich, has won over 20 awards for architecture. First-year undergraduates from outside Norwich are guaranteed one of our 3,500 campus bedrooms, (many en-suite) if you apply promptly. The Architects' Journal has voted our orginal residences - the ziggurats - in the top ten examples of university architecture in the country.
10. A fine city
The fine city of Norwich ("None finer", according to Stephen Fry) combines heritage charm with 21st century attitude and is rated as one of the top ten shopping venues in the UK. And national crime statistics published in June 2009 show Norfolk to be the safest county in England.