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The University of East Anglia is a campus-based university located in 320 acres of parkland two miles from the city centre of Norwich – the UK’s first UNESCO City of Literature. The campus has won more than 20 architectural awards, and there is ongoing multi-million pound investment to further improve research and teaching facilities. UEA was among the wave of new universities created in the UK in the 1960s and has been consistently included in rankings of the UK Top 30 in recent years.

Key Facts


  • #27 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • #22 in the Complete University Guide 2022
  • #41 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2022

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • Over 13,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • Over 4,700

Year founded

  • 1963

  • It holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award.
  • UEA pioneered the teaching of Creative Writing in the UK.
  • The university hosts an International Literary Festival, where speakers have included Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan and Anne Enright, all alumni of the creative writing course at UEA.
  • UEA’s Sportspark, opened in 2000, includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and hosts international events.
  • The School of Environmental Sciences is one of the longest established and largest interdisciplinary departments of environmental sciences in Europe. 
Areas of recognition

The Times Higher Education World University rankings in 2022 list UEA among the Top 100 for Law and Life Sciences globally.

Within the in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 UEA is ranked in the top 20 for the following subjects: Information Systems (#3), East and South East Asian Studies (#6), American Studies (#8), Creative Writing (#12), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (#12), Social Work (#12), Anthropology (#13), Sports Science (#13),Subjects allied to medicine (#14), Business, Management and Marketing (#19), Drama, Dance and Cinematics (#19) and History of Art (#20),

"Here in Kings I feel connected and involved."
Danh Huy
University of East Anglia

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