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

Intercultural Communication with Business Management

Ever wondered how successful communication transcends cultural and linguistic barriers? Ever considered how global companies manage their diverse workforce? On...

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BA

Translation Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad)

This distinctive and flexible course reflects the global need for skilled language and media professionals. You’ll study your chosen language to degree level, as...

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Postgraduate Research in Philosophy

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MRes

Philosophy

Take your philosophical studies to the next level. Explore your own ideas and interests, develop your ability to think independently, and design your own topics...

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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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Research

School of Politics Philosophy Language and Communication Studies

  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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  News
Security CCTV camera with military personnel in background
03 Nov 2020

Vienna attacks a reminder of shared security challenges

With investigations continuing into the shootings overnight in Vienna, a professor of international politics says the media should be “careful in labelling the...

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  News
The White House in Washington DC
27 Oct 2020

Decision 2020: UEA experts on next week’s US presidential election

UEA experts in American politics, courts, society, history and international relations are providing analysis and context around the approaching US presidential...

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23 Oct 2020

Join UEA students & experts as the US election unfolds

Political experts and students from the University of East Anglia (UEA) will join universities from across the world in an online debate of the US presidential...

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Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

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

Can We Adapt Transformatively To Climate Decline?

  • Mar 23, 2021 18:00PM
  • Online
  • Free

A round table discussion with Nick Brooks, Joanne Clarke and Rupert Read (all UEA) as part of the Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2021: Bad News Is Good News? The Upside of Down

Event

Making the Most of Our Flawed Education System at a Time of Global Crisis

  • Mar 9, 2021 18:00PM
  • Online
  • Free

This lecture will be delivered by Sophie Scott-Brown (UEA) as part of the Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2021: Bad News is Good News? The Upside of Down

Event

Silver Linings From the National Scandal of COVID-19

  • Feb 23, 2021 18:00PM
  • Online
  • Free

Part of the 2021 Philosophy Public Lecture Series, this lecture will be delivered by Richard Horton (Editor of the Lancet).

Event

Philosophy Public Lectures: Silver Linings From the Ecological Emergency

  • Feb 9, 2021 18:00PM
  • Online
  • Free

Amitav Ghosh (Author of The Great Derangement) in conversation with Rupert Read (UEA) as part of the 2021 Philosophy Public Lecture Series: Bad News is Good News? The Upside of Down

Event

London Lecture: The Biden Presidency

  • Feb 25, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Free

In the wake of the most bitterly contested US election in living memory, how can President Biden seek to heal the partisan divide? Prof Lee Marsden will reflect on competing visions of America and the prospects for bringing the country together.