We will be welcoming undergraduate (two semesters and placement), sandwich postgraduate and full postgraduate students from September 2012 in subjects relating to our six science schools:
, Computing Sciences
, Environmental Sciences
. We are also prepared to consider students wishing to study subjects relating to the Creative Industries (see below).
About the University of East Anglia
We are a world Top 150 university in the Times Higher Education league tables (2011-12) and are located in the vibrant city of Norwich, in the beautiful district of Norfolk, famous for its historic buildings, waterways and countryside. Norwich
is one of the most historical cities in the UK but also boasts modern facilities and amenities, with its famous covered market and castle as the centrepieces of the city centre. It is also rated as one of the top shopping cities in the UK, as well as being extremely safe and welcoming to visitors.
The University is situated in a self-contained and very green campus on a former golf course just outside the city of Norwich. We are well known not only for our world-leading research and teaching but also for our excellent student support
, consistently coming in the Top 10 in the UK National Student Satisfaction survey. We have won awards for our facilities, accommodation, environmentally friendly buildings and support services. We also have a highly active Students' Union who are looking forward to welcoming our visitors later this year.
Our Faculty of Science is internationally renowned due to pioneering work in climate change, biomedical science, plant sciences and computer graphics development to name but a few subjects. We are working closely with Brazil and have Brazilian staff employed at the University who will be involved in the programmes we will be offering. Our philosophy is to provide excellence in all our activities, as befits a world class university, and we have therefore developed our Science Without Borders programme after consultation with several of our Brazilian partner universities so as to provide a highly relevant and invaluable educational opportunity for our visiting students.
About our Science Without Borders Undergraduate Scheme
Find out more about the available modules
Our approach to the undergraduate scheme may be summarised as follows
- We will be providing a modular programme whereby Science Without Borders students can choose from a range of topics relevant to their degrees or, if they so wish, slightly outside their usual curriculum so as to extend their interests.
- The Science Without Borders students will be treated as a specific cohort with a Brazilian cohort coordinator who will ensure that our students are clear about their timetable and have a reference point for consultation if there are any problems.
- We will not simply insert the Science Without Borders students into existing courses. Rather we will deliberately provide modules covering all our science subjects for which Science Without Borders students will have the appropriate background. We will help students in their module choices to this effect.
- Science Without Borders students will be co-taught alongside our own students and so will benefit from being integrated into the UK-based student body. We will also be working with the Union of UEA Students to ensure that Science Without Borders visitors are able to experience the full range of student activities during their time with us.
- We will, as far as is possible, coordinate with our students' home universities so as to ensure suitable continuity with their home courses.
- We will provide industrial or industrially-facing placements via our links with around 300 companies in the East Anglia region.
- In addition to the Brazilian course coordinator, each student will have a personal advisor who will be allocated to them to ensure that they are progressing well and that they have a member of staff to talk to regarding any problems that may arise.
- Students will also have access to our Students' Union and the International Student Advisory Team in our Dean of Students Office, both of which offer support and advice as required.
- We offer exceptional sports facilities in the shape of the Sportspark, the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain, which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, athletics track and gym.
- We are able to provide on-campus support for students of a range of faiths.
About the research in our Faculty of Science
Along with undergraduates, we are able to welcome sandwich PhD students and full PhD students who will enjoy the benefits, support and facilities outlined above. The quality of our research has earned us a reputation as one of the top research universities for Science in the UK. In the most recent Government sponsored Research Assessment exercise (2008), all of the research units within the Faculty of Science were rated as having world leading research and over 93% of the research outputs were assessed as being of international quality. You can see individual departments’ research interests, facilities and achievements on a School basis below:
Students wishing to undertake a Science Without Borders sandwich PhD or full PhD are advised to identify areas of research interest and then use the contact information given below; we will then direct you to the appropriate supervisor for further discussion.
Our courses relating to the Creative Industries
A number of Arts and Humanities programmes at UEA deal with the Creative Industries, notably within the area of Media Studies. Media history, theory and production as well as a programme of media internships are delivered by the School of Film and Television Studies
and the School of Political, Social and International Studies
. Our students have the opportunity to learn about media policy and media history as well as the chance to work in practical areas such as documentary filmmaking, television studio production and journalism. From media internships to classes which study processes of creativity within media organisations, students learn to understand the workings of contemporary media from a range of perspectives – historical, critical and practical. View a list of the available creative industries modules
Want to know more?
If you have further questions about Science Without Borders at the University of East Anglia, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please specify in your email that you are interested in Science Without Borders as well as your specific subject interests and you will directed to the most appropriate person.