Introduction Introduction

Literature at UEA is not a complete, finished object of study, but a living practice. Because we also do creative writing, translation and drama in the same School, we are aware that imaginative writing is not fixed; it is constantly being rewritten and reread. Students are invited to study these processes, and also to be part of them.

A Literature degree at UEA will give you a wide knowledge of writing in English, from the poetry of the Middle Ages and the plays of Shakespeare to the novels, poetry, drama and non-fiction that are inspiring readers around the world today. Our modular BA and MA programmes are designed to allow you to follow your interests as a reader and to find your voice as a writer.

In 2012 Norwich was named the UK's first UNESCO City of Literature, and during your time here you will discover why we say UEA is the place 'where literature lives'.