Whether you study humanities, sciences or social sciences, you'll find a wide variety of exciting modules and teaching open to you at UEA. 


You must request at least 9 module options per semester of study. This is more than you will take in a semester, but we ask for extra choices in case some of your choices are full or unavailable.

All visiting students are required to be enrolled in a full courseload (120 UCU per year or 60 UCU per semester). This is usually equivalent to three modules per semester.

Undergraduate modules come in three levels: Level 4 (first year), Level 5, and Level 6 (final year). Please ensure you are choosing modules at an appropriate level.

All students must select the majority of their module options in a single subject area. This is the subject area your home university nominated you for.

Modules at UEA may be comprised of one or more of a number of different elements: Lecture; Seminar/Tutorial; Workshop; Orals; Lab work; Studio Time; Field Work.

Depending upon module enrolments, actual classroom contact time may be between 2 - 8 hours per module per week.

For modules where there is less contact time at UEA, the student is expected to do personal study as outlined by the module handbook given to each student at their first contact point for the module.

Students from European universities: The ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) equivalent  of UEA's 60 UCU is 30 ECTS. Therefore, the conversion rate from UCU to ECTS is 2:1, so 120 UCU is equal to 60 ECTS (a full academic year’s workload).

The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 higher education academic credits measure the workload of a full-time university student during a single academic year. The expectation is that the workload of a full-time university study programme in Europe equates, in most instances, to approximately 1500-1800 hours per year and in such cases one ECTS credit represents approximately 25-30 working hours.


Please note that modules listed are subject to change and may no longer run for Academic Year 2023-24.

Modules can be selected in line with your English score. Some Schools accept students with a lower English score on all module levels while some only accept students with a higher English score.

Accepted English Qualifications

To find out what modules you can take, please consult the table below:


IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each category (or equivalent)

IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each category (or equivalent)

Economics (ECO)

Level 4,5 and 6

Level 4,5 and 6

Language and Communication Studies (LCS) Level 4,5 and 6 Level 4,5 and 6
Art, Media and American Studies (AMA) Level 4 only Level 4,5 and 6

Biological Sciences (BIO)

Level 4 only

Level 4,5 and 6

Computing Science (CMP)

Level 4 only

Level 4,5 and 6

Education (EDU) Level 4 only Level 4,5 and 6

Environmental Sciences (ENV)

Level 4 only

Level 4,5 and 6

History (HIS) Level 4 only Level 4,5 and 6
Global Development (DEV) Level 4 only Level 4,5 and 6
Law (LAW) Level 4 only Level 4,5 and 6

Mathematics (MTH)

Level 4 only

Level 4,5 and 6

Business Management (NBS)

Level 4 only

Level 4,5 and 6

Philosophy (PPL)

Level 4 only

Level 4,5 and 6

Politics and International Relations (PPL)

Level 4 only

Level 4,5 and 6

Sociology (SOL) Level 4 only Level 4,5 and 6
Chemistry (CHE)   Level 4,5 and 6
Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC)   Level 4,5 and 6
Pharmacy (PHA)   Level 4,5 and 6
Physics (CHE)   Level 4,5 and 6
Psychology (PSY)   Level 5 and 6
Art, Media and American Studies (AMA) Autumn (AMA)   Spring (AMA)
Biological Sciences (BIO) Autumn (BIO) Full Year (BIO) Spring (BIO)
Business Management (NBS) Autumn (NBS)   Spring (NBS)
Chemistry (CHE) Autumn - Chemistry (CHE) Full Year - Chemistry (CHE) Spring - Chemistry (CHE)
Computing Science (CMP) Autumn (CMP)   Spring (CMP)
Economics (ECO)  Autumn (ECO)  Full Year (ECO)  Spring (ECO) 
Education (EDU) Autumn (EDU)   Spring (EDU)
Environmental Sciences (ENV) Autumn (ENV) Full Year (ENV) Spring (ENV)

History (HIS) - Final year modules only available to History majors

Autumn (HIS)

Full Year (HIS)  

Spring (HIS)

Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities (IIH) - This subject cannot be taken as a main subject

Autumn (IIH)


Spring (IIH)

Global Development (DEV) Autumn (DEV)   Spring (DEV)

Language and Communication Studies (PPL) - Spaces are limited on translation and interpretation modules

Autumn - Language and Communication Studies (PPL)


Spring - Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

Law School (LAW)  Autumn (LAW) Full Year (LAW) Spring (LAW)

Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing (LDC) - Spaces are limited. Alternatives to LDC modules can be found in Media and American Studies. Most Drama modules only available to students with Drama experience

Autumn (LDC)


Spring (LDC)

Mathematics (MTH)

Autumn (MTH)

Full Year (MTH)

Spring (MTH)

Pharmacy (PHA) - This subject cannot be taken as a main subject Autumn (PHA) Full Year (PHA) Spring (PHA)

Philosophy (PPL)

Autumn - Philosophy (PPL)


Spring - Philosophy (PPL)

Physics (CHE) Autumn (CHE) Full Year (CHE) Spring (CHE)

Politics and International Relations (PPL)

Autumn - Politics and International Relations (PPL)


Spring - Politics and International Relations (PPL)

Psychology (PSY) - Limited to students majoring or minoring in Psychology, and dependent upon demand Autumn (PSY)   Spring (PSY)
Sociology (SSF) - Students may find alternative modules relating to this area of study in other Social Science Schools Autumn (SSF) Full Year (SSF) Spring (SSF)


We will send you your academic transcript two to three months after the end of assessment. Therefore please take this into consideration if you are graduating soon or applying for a postgraduate programme.

Transcripts are issued electronically. If you require a hard-copy transcript then please request this directly with the Study Abroad Office and reconfirm the delivery address in full. A copy of your transcript will also be sent to our university partners.