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


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Choosing the right university for your undergraduate degree

When you’re choosing a university, there are a few ways to help shortlist your options and lots of things to consider. Here are our top 5 questions to ask yourself.


1. What course is best for me?

What are you interested in studying? Do you want to pursue a passion or try something new? Check things like the modules, entry requirements and assessment methods to find the best one for you.

Find your course


Once you have a good idea of the type of course you’re looking for, you need to think about where you want to live. University is about so much more than seminars and studying; at UEA you're part of a community.

Still not sure if uni is for you? Check out our webinar Should I go to University?

2. Where will I live at university? 

Campus vs city

Do you want a campus university, with everything you need in walking distance? Or are you looking for a city university? UEA has a bit of both - it's a campus university just 2 miles away from the city centre.


What would suit your lifestyle best? Are student life and entertainment important? Would you prefer to live at home and commute, or to move away from home?


Explore UEA Life

Check out our accommodation options

3. What will it cost and how will I pay?

From loans to generous scholarship packages, we're here to help you. Check out our webinar How to pay for university.

Fees and scholarships will differ for home/UK students and international students. So check our finance guides below and explore our scholarships now.

UK student finance

International fees and funding

What's included in fees

4. Will a degree help my career?

Do you have a career goal in mind? Is there a specific degree you need to study? What careers support is available?

Discover how a degree at UEA can help you begin your career.

Careers and Employability

5. Who can I speak to about my course and life at UEA?

You may have specific questions or simply want to find out more about what it’s really like to live and study at UEA.

You can chat to the people who know best – our students, staff and experts. We’re here to help, so get in touch now.

Chat to a UEA student, academic
or staff member

International students - book a virtual meeting
with our Global team

Speak to our admissions team on Live Chat

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Have you thought about studying abroad with your degree?

We have over 100 courses with the option to study abroad, whether you are interested in one semester abroad or a full year. If you want to mix your study with travel and adventure then this option is one to think about.


Study abroad options

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Take a tour

The best way to get a feel for a university is to visit. You can book open days, campus tours or even visit virtually.

Each of these options give you the opportunity to explore both your subject and the campus. To see some of our students' favourite highlights, watch our virtual tour video below now.

Thinking about these 5 things gives you a great place to start but there is a lot more you can consider when short-listing your degrees and universities. Check out the pages below for more information.