Employability and careers


StudentCrowd ranked us Number 1 for job opportunities in 2022.

Our most recent HESA graduate outcomes survey result showed that 84% of our 2020-21 graduating cohort were in professional work or further study 15 months after graduating.

StudentCrowd Number 1 Best Job Prospects logo and HESA survey result: 84% of UEA graduates are in professional work or further study


Studying at UEA gives you practical and certified opportunities to prepare for your chosen career.

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Career development support at UEA

UEA graduates' careers

Here's how UEA prepared undergraduate and postgraduate students for their future careers.

Undergraduate courses A-Z

American literature in a book shop

BA American Literature with Creative Writing - Matt Munday

Matt Munday discusses his career journey from UEA, through the BBC, to being Head of Content at RIBA.

Crowd at an LCR gig, UEA

BA American Literature with Creative Writing - Miranda Langford

Miranda Langford discusses her route to being Digital Coordinator for Paul McCartney's website.

A UEA student holding American books

BA American Studies - Sarah Campbell

BA American Studies graduate Sarah Campbell tells us more about her time at UEA.

Post-It notes on a whiteboard

BA Business Management - James Georgiou

Having graduated from UEA's BSc Business Management course, James Georgiou currently works at Salesforce.

A windfarm in Norfolk

BA Geography - Henry Saunders

Henry Saunders discusses his role as a Climate Change Officer at Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk.

Field of crops

BA Geography - Lewis Gilchrist

Lewis Gilchrist discusses how he found himself in Switzerland working as a Junior Project Manager for Syngenta.

Geography students at UEA watching locations using VR glasses

BA Geography with International Development - Isabelle Nelder

Isabelle Nelder studied Geography with International Development at UEA. Here she talks about the careers support which helped to shape her future.

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BA History - Alex Fensome

Alex talks us through his time at UEA, and subsequent career in journalism, politics and media management.

Anchor ring from a Norfolk shipwreck

BA History - Danie Hadley

Danie recently started working in PR after spending ten years in the heritage sector.

Capitols Hill, Washington

BA History and Politics - Chris Teale

Chris has worked as a reporter since leaving UEA in 2013.

UEA History and Politics students at a lecture

BA History and Politics - Ellie Barrow

Ellie Barrow reflects on her experience at UEA and where she thinks it will take her in her future career.

History lecture at UEA

BA History and Politics - Jessica Frank-Keyes

Jessica discusses her journey from UEA's student newspaper Concrete to being a professional journalist.

Houses of Parliament, UK

BA History and Politics - Sebastian Ambaye

Sebastian is currently the Deputy Director of Net Zero Energy for the UK government's Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

Intercultural Communication students at UEA

BA Intercultural Communication - Kaddy Sabally

Kaddy Sabally studied Intercultural Communication. Find out more about what the course offers.

Students at UEA's Norwich Business School

BA Marketing & Management - Bianca Mureșan

Bianca Mureșan graduated from Marketing & Management at UEA after moving to Norwich from Romania. She has since been working as an events specialist.

Students talking in front of Norwich Cathedral

BA Philosophy - Danielle Wing

Danielle works as Project Support for London’s Air Ambulance Charity.

UEA Psychology students climbing on a sculpture at the UEA campus

BA Psychology - Oliver Alfridijanta

Oliver Alfridijanta lives and works in the USA as a consultant.

Social work Students at the Elizabeth Fry building, UEA

BA Social Work - Paul Mcgrath

Paul Mcgrath was a mature student and parent when he began a successful career in social work by studying at UEA.

Thomas Paine Centre, UEA

BSc Accounting and Finance - Inam Illahi

Inam Illahi discusses his role as Senior, Financial Services Audit at EY

Students at UEA's Thomas Paine Centre

BSc Accounting and Finance - Saskia Stott

Saskia Stott discusses her work with Ford Credit

The Biomedical Research Centre at UEA

BSc Biomedicine - Jenna Helleur

Jenna Helleur studied biomedicine at UEA before a Masters and PhD - then built a career in data analytics.

UEA students of learning disabilities

BSc Learning Disabilities Nursing - Penny Gee

Penny Gee has just finished her third year of the BSc Learning Disabilities Nursing course.

Students doing lab work at UEA's School of Biological Sciences

BSc Microbiology - Corinne Martin

Corinne Martin studied microbiology at UEA and progressed into further research.

A UEA Psychology student using campus facilities

BSc Psychology - Hassanatu Carew

Hassanatu Carew is a Psychology student who has both volunteered and been a CareerCentral ambassador at UEA.

Earlham House at the UEA campus

LLB Law - Naomi Newell

Naomi Newell completed her LLB at UEA in 2013. She now works as a solicitor at Birketts.

Postgraduate courses A-Z

Data science demonstration on a tablet

MSc Data Science - Jack Russon

After completing a Maths undergraduate degree, Jack Russon came to UEA to do a MSc in Data Science.

The Sainsbury Centre on the UEA campus

MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies - Abigail Obene

Abigail Obene discusses her work placement with the Sainsbury Centre and other heritage projects.

Elizabeth Fry building at UEA

MA Social Work at UEA - Mercy Addai

Mercy Addai studied for an MA Social Work at UEA. Learn more about career opportunities after the course.

Hand writing mathematic equations on a whiteboard

MMath Master of Mathematics - Katy Hobbs

Having graduated from graduated from UEA's MMath Master of Mathematics course, Katy Hobbs is now a Digital Associate on the Technology Graduate programme at Sky.

Radiometer at UEA

MMath Master of Mathematics - Shay Jordan

Shay Jordan discusses his experience on the UEA MMath Master of Mathematics course and his plans for the future.

A gamer at a UEA open day

MSc Cyber Security - Niklas Henderson

Niklas Henderson studied MSc Cyber Security. Here, he tells us more about his time at UEA.

Student using computer

MSc Cyber Security - Manuel Giraldo Agudelo

MSc Cyber Security graduate Manuel Giraldo Agudelo tells us about the course and studying at UEA.

Student in the Thomas Paine Centre, UEA campus

MSc Data Science - Luke Walker

Luke Walker left UEA in 2021 with an MSc in Data Science. Now he's a data scientist at Aviva.

Work in the Energy Engineering lab at UEA

MSc Energy Engineering - Nozomu Takigawa

Having graduated from UEA's MSc Energy Engineering, Nozomu Takigawa now works for a renewable energy company in Japan.

Breydon waters in Norfolk

MSc Energy Engineering with Environmental Management - Jamie Pimblett-Speck

Jamie Pimblett-Speck studied MSc Energy Engineering with Environmental Management at UEA. Now he works as a sustainability consultant at ERM Group.

Norwich Business School exterior at UEA

MSc Investment and Financial Management - Esther Sylvester

Esther Sylvester graduated from the MSc Investment and Financial Management course. She currently works as an Investment Banking Associate in Ghana.

A UEA student regarding a syringe full of natural drugs

MSc Natural Product Drug Discovery - Justin Abi Assaf

Justin Abi Assaf was one of the first students to complete the MSc Natural Product Drug Discovery at UEA.

Dummy in the Anatomy suite at UEA

MSc Physiotherapy - John Neves

MSc Physiotherapy graduate John Neves talks about studying at UEA and working in the health sector.

Orthopaedic physiotherapy being carried out at UEA

MSc Physiotherapy - Anna Mellows

Anna Mellows studied MSc Physiotherapy and is a now physiotherapist at the James Paget University Hospital, Great Yarmouth.

Faculties and schools - employability opportunities

Our faculties and schools embed employability into various course modules, from foundation to postgraduate level.

This gives you opportunities to gain the skills that could direct your future career.