School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

We're a welcoming community that spans many fields, from broadcast journalism to philosophy, public policy and translation studies. But what brings us all together?

We help you think more broadly. We push you beyond your specialist subject, with interdisciplinary research and flexible modules. You'll get a more rounded view of the world, in which language and communication, culture, philosophy and politics blend and interlink.

We help you think more clearly. You'll quickly start shaping your future beyond graduation, exploring internship opportunities, and overseas study. You'll build your employment portfolio, and tap into placements with, among others, NGOs and MPs.

We help you think more deeply. Together, we'll explore global and local questions of society, morality, and cultural politics. And you'll be guided by researchers who are experts in their fields.

 

 

BA

Politics

Who gets what, when and how? This is one of the central questions of politics. On this course you will uncover the negotiation and bargaining processes of...

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BA

Philosophy

Philosophy is a fantastic degree choice for independent thinkers, and – beyond studying it for its own sake – it will help you prepare for any number of careers...

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BA

Modern Language

Transcend language barriers, help people, organisations and countries communicate more effectively. Using exciting contemporary materials, state-of-the-art...

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BA

International Relations

Why do wars break out? Can peace ever be permanent? How do we solve collective problems like environmental destruction, international terrorism, or disease...

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BA

Society, Culture and Media

Imagine a world with no media – no newspapers, broadcasters, mobile phones or tablets, no social media platforms or apps. Would it be anything like the world we...

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BA

Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism

This intensely practical programme offers a career path to the dynamic and rapidly changing world of the professional journalist. On this course you will receive...

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PhD

Postgraduate Research in Philosophy

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

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BA

Translation, Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad)

This course combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world....

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BA

Intercultural Communication with Business Management

Intercultural awareness is perhaps more crucial now than ever. For example, how will we respond to the mass migration of refugees fleeing Syria, or global...

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Research

School of Politics Philosophy Language and Communication Studies

  News
05 May 2021

UEA collaborative project to improve global electoral integrity

A University of East Anglia (UEA) researcher will jointly lead a project to improve elections around the world, thanks to a grant of nearly $193,000CAN.

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  News
25 Feb 2021

Huge gaps in UK regulation exist following transition from EU, new academic report finds 

The UK is still not in a position to assume responsibility for regulation in several critical policy areas including trade, crime and the environment, according...

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  News
19 Jan 2021

New report on post-Brexit challenges and opportunities

Brexit and Beyond, a new report from academic think tank UK in a Changing Europe, underlines the challenges and opportunities that confront the United Kingdom...

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Event

UEA Engagement Awards 2021 - Winner Announcements screening

  • Jun 9, 2021 17:30PM
  • Online
  • Award Ceremony
  • Free

Come and cheer! A live screening announcing the winners of this year's UEA Engagement Awards - outstanding projects, individuals and students from across UEA and the Norwich Research Park who have engaged with the public this year. Book to receive a link...

Event

Sebald Lecture: Jhumpa Lahiri - In Praise of Echo

  • Jun 2, 2021 16:00PM
  • Online
  • Lecture
  • Free

This year’s Sebald Lecture on literary translation is given by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri, who writes in both English and Italian. Considering metamorphosis as a kind of translation, Lahiri reflects on the myth of Echo and Narcissus in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and what it teaches us about identity, originality and finding a voice. She discusses her own transformations from novelist to translator, from a writer of English to a writer of Italian and emphasises the value of translation to any literary writer. Presented by the British Centre for Literary Translation in association with the National Centre for Writing and the British Library. The Sebald Lecture is given annually on an aspect of literature in translation and is named after W.G. Sebald who set up the British Centre for Literary Translation in 1989. ‘Max’ was a German writer who opted to live in the UK and continue writing in German. His novels and essays include The Rings of Saturn, Austerlitz and On the Natural History of Destruction, and they established him as a leading writer of the 20th century. This event is free to attend but booking is required. You may purchase a copy of Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel Whereabouts at checkout for £14.99 (with free UK postage) and attend the event at no extra cost* Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000 and many other awards for her debut short story collection The Interpreter of Maladies. Since then she has published in English a further story collection (Unaccustomed Earth, 2008) and two novels: The Namesake (2003) and The Lowland (2013, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize). In 2012 she immersed herself in the Italian language and moved to Italy, documenting the process in her Italian-language memoir In altre parole (translated by Ann Goldstein as In Other Words, 2016). She has published her own translations from the Italian of two novels by Domenico Starnone – Ties (2017) and Trick (2018), the latter awarded the 2020 John Florio Prize by the UK Society of Authors. Her Italian-language novel Dove mi trovo (2018) is forthcoming in English self-translation as Whereabouts (May 2021). Jhumpa Lahiri is Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University, and divides her time between Princeton and Rome. Presented by British Centre for Literary Translation in association with National Centre for Writing and the British Library.

Event

Left Populism in Europe: Lessons from Jeremy Corbyn to Podemos

  • May 14, 2021 13:00PM
  • Online
  • Book launch
  • Free

Book launch event - Dr Marina Prentoulis (University of East Anglia) in conversation with Laura Parker (Labour for a New Democracy and ex- National Organizer of Momentum), Clive Lewis (Labour MP, Norwich South) and Nick Dearden (Director of Global Justice) on her new book 'Left Populism in Europe: Lessons from Jeremy Corbyn to Podemos', Pluto Press. 

Event

Katy Hayward, Nicola McEwen and Dan Wincott: A United Kingdom?

  • May 25, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Brexit and the Future of the Union - HUM Research Seminar Series with panelists Katy Hayward: Professor of Political Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast and Senior Fellow ‘UK in a Changing Europe’. Nicola McEwen: Professor of Territorial Politics, University of Edinburgh and Senior Fellow ‘UK in a Changing Europe’. Dan Wincott: Blackwell Professor of Law and Society, Cardiff University, and Research Director of the ESRC ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ initiative 

Event

Dominic Grieve - Brexit, Revolution without End or a Stable Future?

  • Jun 22, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Brexit, Revolution without End or a Stable Future? HUM Research seminar series with Dominic Grieve QC PC: President of the European Movement, former Independent MP, and former Conservative politician