UEA's Faculty of Science
Feed your passion for science at UEA: deepen your knowledge, specialise, take your career to the next level, challenge yourself and ensure you have the edge with potential employers.
There’s nowhere better to immerse yourself in every last detail if your chosen field.
The Faculty of Science is one of the largest faculties at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and is based in one contiguous building encouraging a ‘faculty without walls' approach to innovation and excellence, in learning, teaching and research.
As a postgraduate student you’ll have the chance to study at the forefront of postgraduate science education and research, with some of the world’s leading academics.
Interdisciplinary approachThe Faculty's focus is on interdisciplinary collaboration across the UEA and through its strong partnership with the Norwich Research Park. Students are part of this outstanding local scientific network, with opportunities to work with partner institutes including: the John Innes Centre, The Genome Analysis Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory, the Institute of Food Research and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
You could be part of research projects that deliver new concepts and products with direct benefits to the wider community, from topics as diverse as improved digital imaging, to the detection of illicit drugs, and new methods of treating diseases.
The Schools of Study in the Faculty of Science are committed to providing an intellectually challenging learning experience within a supportive educational environment that is responsive to student needs. This is reflected in the consistently high scores received in the National Student Satisfaction survey.
The Schools of Study, each renowned for their international excellence, include:
• Biological Sciences
• Environmental Sciences
Each School teaches and conducts research in a range of discipline-specific areas as well as offering multi-disciplinary programmes in the following subjects:
• Actuarial Sciences
• Natural Sciences
World Leading ResearchIn the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), UEA’s Faculty of Science returned most of their staff for assessment, and all of their research activity was judged to have international impact.
84% of the ~700 outputs returned to the REF were judged to be either world leading or internationally excellent.
90% of UEA’s research impact was judged to be either world leading or internationally excellent.
97% of UEA's research environment was judged to be either world leading or internationally excellent.
Facilities for the Faculty of Science are constantly expanding and improving: latest additions include the Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research (ZICER) building, Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS), Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC) and imaging suites, plus a major facility for biophysical chemistry, new laboratories for energy research and the D’Arcy Thompson Centre, which houses the Computational Biology Laboratory.
“UEA is 10th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs”
– Research Excellence Framework 2014, 2014
Postgraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and PhD Studentships are available to students within the Faculty of Social Sciences and are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit. Application deadlines vary, so you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible in your year of entry. To explore further detail on funding linked to your area of study visit UEA’s dedicated page for Postgraduate funding opportunities.
UEA: WORLD LEADING INSTITUTION WITH STUDENTS AT ITS HEARTThe University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university that delivers top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. UEA’s postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of the central strengths of the University.
Proving its pioneering spirit, UEA proudly sits in the Top 1% of universities in the world (Times Higher World League Table 2015-16) and consistently performs in the Top 5 for student experience in the National Student Survey since it began 10 years ago.
The campus is located in a lush, green area of Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. It’s just two miles from the heart of the city, which is easily reached by foot, bike or bus. The stunning Norfolk coast is 1 hour away, and London a swift 2 hours by train. This uniquely-placed University is also part of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environmental, health and plant science.
Sporting facilities on campus include the Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts local and international athletic events. UEA also offers the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival that featuring famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all UEA Creative Writing course alumni).
If you want to change the world with your degree, make an impact in your industry and reach your full potential - the University of East Anglia is a brilliant next step.
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