School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Welcome to our School.

In our corridors you'll bump into world-class writers about literature and into the people who are writing literature today: prose, poetry, plays. It's that thrilling meeting of criticism and creativity – reading and writing, thinking and doing – that makes our School such a special place.

This is why we say that UEA is the place where literature lives.

 

BA

Drama and Creative Writing

This unique degree unites UEA’s strengths in creative writing and in drama to immerse you in all aspects of the reading, writing and staging of plays. You will...

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BA

Literature and History

Literature and history are closely intertwined subjects, and this degree enables you to study them together, under the guidance of our leading historians,...

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BA

English Literature and Drama

On this degree you’ll immerse yourself in all aspects of the theatre while gaining a first-class academic grounding in English literature. This will give you a...

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BA

Drama

Offering an exhilarating immersion in all aspects of theatre, this course combines a firm grounding in acting, directing, and practical stagecraft with the...

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BA

English Literature with Creative Writing

It begins – has always begun – with a blank page, from stretched goatskin to flickering, ticking cursor. What will you say? How will you press the sound of your...

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BA

English Literature

Literature at UEA is vivid, contentious and alive: mixed up with passion, politics and play. You’ll gain a first-class grounding in literature from across time...

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BA

Creative Writing and English Literature

The writer's world has never been more diverse, exciting, and collaborative than it is today. Whether you're eager to embark on creative and community exchanges,...

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Research

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  News
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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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09 Nov 2020

Young people share words of wisdom in Lockdown Diaries

As the region enters a second national lockdown, young people from across East Anglia have used their previous lockdown experiences to unleash their creative...

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  News
21 Oct 2020

How can we tackle inequalities?

Understanding how and why gender matters is vital to the arts and humanities, whether our interests lie primarily in artistic, social and cultural questions or...

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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

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

New Networks for Nature online 2020 - an annual gathering sponsored by UEA

  • Nov 14, 2020 16:00PM
  • Online
  • Free

Online discussion responding to two pre-recorded panels: 'New Perspectives on Nature Writing' and 'States of Emergency'.

Event

UEA Live: Lorna Sage - Bad Blood 20th Anniversary

  • Nov 11, 2020 19:00PM
  • Online
  • Literature
  • Free

Kathryn Hughes with Louise Doughty and Victor Sage