Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

At the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, we encourage our students to cross boundaries. Great innovation and progress happens when together we learn from other cultures, disciplines and perspectives, and reach beyond our comfort zone.

Our Foundation Year prepares students for the faculty's BA programmes, giving them the opportunity to connect complex ideas and explore their intellectual potential. We help students to think more deeply and critically, be more collaborative, and look at ideas from many angles.

We're home to areas of study that cross disciplinary lines, from the Centre for Japanese Studies, to the Publishing Project, the Media Suite, Digital Humanities and the East Anglian Film Archive. We also offer interdisciplinary postgraduate courses such as  Gender Studies and Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies.

 

BA

Liberal Arts

By studying Liberal Arts at UEA, you can enjoy the prospect of taking control of your studies while still being supported by a course structure. This is an...

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MA

Gender Studies

Look at the world through the lens of gender. In the wake of the #MeToo movement and a much wider public discourse on many other gender issues, there has never...

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BA

Politics (with a Foundation Year)

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to excel in a humanities degree, with our innovative Foundation Year programme. At UEA we believe everyone...

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BA

English Literature (with a Foundation Year)

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to excel in a humanities degree, with our innovative Foundation Year programme. At UEA we believe everyone...

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BA

History (with a Foundation Year)

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to excel in a humanities degree, with our innovative Foundation Year programme. At UEA we believe everyone...

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BA

History of Art (with a Foundation Year)

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to excel in a humanities degree, with our innovative Foundation Year programme. At UEA we believe everyone...

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BA

Philosophy (with a Foundation Year)

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to excel in a humanities degree, with our innovative Foundation Year programme. At UEA we believe everyone...

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BA

Film and Television Studies (with a Foundation Year)

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to excel in a humanities degree, with our innovative Foundation Year programme.

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MA

Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies

The MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies responds to our contemporary moment in which globalisation and future-oriented concerns put Japan at the centre of...

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Research

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  News
Open book in a library
30 Nov 2020

UEA launches scholarships for international writers

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has introduced two new fully-funded annual scholarships for its prestigious Creative Writing MA programme: The Sonny Mehta...

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  News
25 Nov 2020

Domestic abuse frontline staff reveal strain of work in lockdown

In the upheaval of Britain’s first national lockdown, one crucial sector of social care workers were largely overlooked – but new research from the University of...

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29 Sep 2020

Innovative programming celebrates 50 years of Creative Writing at UEA

Beginning on 1 October, the University of East Anglia (UEA) celebrates 50 years of its pioneering Creative Writing programme.

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Event

Hallowed Histories Presents - A Pleasant Terror: An M.R. James Documentary

  • Dec 22, 2020 00:00AM
  • Online
  • Free

The Hallowed Histories goes online for the first time, starting with our traditional night of ghost stories, this time with a twist...  Join us for a celebration of M.R. James and all things ghostly this Christmas, featuring the first full screening of Clive Dunn’s documentary A Pleasant Terror – a Hallowed Histories exclusive!

Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Jan 18, 2021 00:00AM
  • Online
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Free
Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Nov 23, 2020 09:00AM
  • Online
  • Open Day
  • Free
Event

SISJAC Third Thursday Lecture: Kogei 2020 in context

  • Nov 19, 2020 18:00PM
  • Online
  • World Art
  • Free

With Professor Nicole Rousmaniere (Sainsbury Institute) and Uchida Hiromi (Japan Culture Expo)

Event

UEA Live: Bernadine Evaristo

  • Nov 18, 2020 19:00PM
  • Online
  • Literature
  • Free

In conversation with Claire Hynes

Event

World Art Research Seminar - Subhadra Das and Miranda Lowe

  • Nov 11, 2020 14:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Art history and World Art Studies weekly seminars