BRING YOUR
RESEARCH TO LIFE

 

“With so many exciting postgraduate opportunities on offer, at UEA you can get truly involved with the research that matters to you”

Professor Alastair Grant, Academic Director, UEA Doctoral College

Inspiring PhDs

Genomics, cyber security, creative writing, climate change, big data, consumer behaviour, global history, drug formulation, plant sciences, social care - with a huge range of research studentships at a world-leading institution, your choice of project can be as unique as you are. 

Every year we welcome students from all over the world to come and be part of our world leading and world changing research. Find out how you could take your research career to the next level with a UEA PhD - available now to start in 2022.

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Brilliant Research
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“The impact that UEA research has on society, culture and the economy is truly incredible. Our research students are an integral part of UEA’s pioneering research and innovation community.”

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Professor Fiona Lettice, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Brilliant Research

UEA research is world leading and world changing. We are a research-intensive university, 10th in the UK for the quality of our research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis) and World Top 50 for research citations (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

Carrying out independent, original PhD research, you will work closely with an academic supervisor and our globally respected research groups. Your studies include potential for field trips, internships, conferences and overseas collaboration.

 

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Perfect Partners
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“It is wonderful to see UEA's reputation as a research intensive university growing on the world stage. Our huge number of academics performing important research across a variety of subject matters, and the breadth and magnitude of this work is evident.”

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Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor

Perfect Partners

One of Europe's leading research centres, Norwich Research Park provides UEA postgraduate researchers with access to a world-leading science base. With an annual research spend of over £130 million, Norwich Research Park conducts cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in critical areas of Food and Health, Climate Science, Industrial Biotecth, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Genomics, and Medical Technology. These superb facilities and unique networking opportunities offer the perfect home for your research.

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We welcome applications throughout the year - if you are interested in finding out more about postgraduate research opportunities at UEA then tell us a little bit about yourself and we'll get in touch with some relevant information.

 

Life in the City
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“Norwich and the surrounding region are both welcoming and offer many opportunities... Breaking out from my studies to enjoy the local rivers and broads, and nearby beaches, has been essential for my well-being. Go for it!”

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Judith Fynn, PhD in Public Health

Welcome to Norwich

Set in one of the UK’s most-sought-after cities, UEA offers the perfect environment to explore your ideas through a PhD. Small enough to explore on foot but big enough to have lots to offer, Norwich is a fantastic fusion city, bringing together the historic and modern into the perfect backdrop to your time at UEA. This vibrant city offers both an economical and cosmopolitan lifestyle - you’ll soon find there’s nowhere quite like Norwich.

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A Vibrant Community
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“Participation in personal and professional development activities, conferences and seminars is an integral part of UEA's academic life. I also really enjoy outreach events to share fun, interactive hands-on activities with communities.”

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Natalia Balashova, PhD in Catchment Science and Environmental Hydrology

A Vibrant Community

UEA's large community of over 1,500 postgraduate research students are at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making real advances. Whether you're looking to feed a passion, advance your career or change direction, join our dynamic postgraduate research community and set yourself apart with a prestigious research degree from UEA.

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