Hi there! My name is Mica Magsanoc and I’m a 3rd year English Literature with Creative Writing student and the International Student Ambassador for South East Asia.
I was drawn to UEA because of its incredible Creative Writing program that boasts alumni that includes Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan. I applied through an agency in the Philippines called UKEAS and was paired with a mentor who helped me through every step, ensuring I never felt lost or confused along the way.
From the very beginning of my time at UEA, my course has challenged me in ways I never knew was possible. What I’ve studied ranges from 17th-century medieval literature to contemporary authors like Bernadine Evaristo, yet you are equally challenged by what each text has to offer. I’ve written all forms of poetry, critical and analytical essays, and even journalistic pieces. There is no limit to what you can do on this course—which is why I love it. You are consistently challenged by your peers and seminar leaders to deep dive into whatever topic of discussion is happening and encouraged to look at everything from a different perspective.
And when studying and learning on campus is a bit too much for you, there is the wonderful city of Norwich you can escape to. Norwich is a small but exciting city that offers some of the best food, nightlife, history, and culture. The city’s proximity to campus makes it easy to hop on a bus, cycle, or even walk to some of the student’s favorite spots to hang out, relax, and socialize. When I’m feeling a bit homesick, I like to frequent a lot of Asian restaurants in town such as The Kimchi, Ciscoes, and Shiki. And if I want to unwind with some friends, we’ll watch a movie at The Vue or go for a drink at The Wallow or Wetherspoons. There’s a spot in town for anything and everything—you’ll never feel bored or lost in this small town.
If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help you out!
Holders of the High School Diploma with an approved or recognised access/foundation qualification will be considered for entry to bachelor degree programmes.
Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in the Philippines, will be considered for direct admission to bachelor degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.
Holders of a very good Associate degree may be considered for entry to Bachelor degree programmes.
Holders of a very good Bachelor degree from a recognised university will be considered for one year exemption to Bachelor degree programmes. In exceptional cases candidates holding an appropriate Bachelor degree may be considered for postgraduate diploma study.
Holders of a Masters' degree will be considered for postgraduate Masters courses at UEA.
Holders of Cambridge 'A' levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes.
Diplomas from Singapore, Ngee Ann, Nanyang and Temasek Polytechnic are normally acceptable for entry to the first year of a degree course provided that you have good average grades and have covered the relevant subjects for the degree course for which you are applying.
In many cases it is possible for Polytechnic and EDB Institute Diploma holders to gain exemption from the first year of some undergraduate degree programmes.
Advanced Diploma holders will also be considered for direct second year entry to relevant undergraduate programmes. Exceptional students with sufficient relevant work experience may be considered for entry to appropriate taught Masters courses.
Students with a Bachelor degree from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technical University, will be considered for entry to Masters degrees, Bachelor degree with honours and Masters degree holders for Ph.D studies study.
Applicants from Chinese schools with one year post 'O' level qualifications will be considered for entry to the University's one year foundation course.
Holders of Cambridge 'A' levels and Brunei Matriculation Examination Certificate will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.
Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in Brunei, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.
Holders of BTEC validated diplomas from Institut Teknologi Brunei and other local colleges, will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.
Holders of a good Honours degree will be considered for postgraduate study.
For direct entry to undergraduate programmes
Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.
Other qualifications, gained after 13 years of education, can be considered for direct entry onto Undergraduate courses.
For direct entry to Masters programmes
Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2.1.
For direct entry to Research degrees (MPhil, PhD)
Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).
INTO pathway programmes
If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA:
- The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees
- International Year One course leads onto the 2nd year of degrees in several subject areas
- The INTO UEA Graduate Diploma prepares students for several of UEA’s Masters programmes.
All applicants to the University of East Anglia must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before they can be admitted onto any course or programme.
The below are guidelines only. Please be sure to check the requirements for your specific course.
Test Score IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component
Test Score IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others
*We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, such as TOEFL, Duolingo and Pearson, as listed here.
*Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses.
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