Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Norwich, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
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A network of elevated walkways provides easy walking between buildings.
See UEA's course offerings. Some departments (called faculties) do not accept part-year exchange students. Exchange students may take courses in creative writing, English literature, American studies, film and media studies, art history, drama, economics, politics, international relations, music, sociology, European studies, biology, chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, physics, computer science, psychology and environmental sciences.
Notes on select academic areas:
- Creative writing. UEA is very strong in this area. Ian McEwan (Atonement) and Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) have ties to the university. A literary festival takes place there each semester.
- Museum Studies. UEA is one of few universities with a program in this area.
- International Development. Students interested in working with international relief efforts, development agencies or NGOs will find useful coursework at UEA.
- Japanese. UEA's Centre for Japanese Studies offers a wide range of coursework (click on "Modules") related to the language, art, film and culture of Japan, and also runs a summer program focused on Japan.
The normal annual course load for a UEA student is 120 credits in a full year, or 60 credits in a semester. Richmond students should take 3 courses per semester. The chart below shows how UEA credits convert to Richmond units.
East Anglia Richmond one 20-credit course 1.5 units three 20-credit courses 4.5 units
Credit conversion to units
Please see this page on the website of the Office of the Registrar for an explanation of how academic credit earned abroad is transferred to UR.
Communication, drama, economics, journalism and political science internships are available to full-year exchange students. Students have been placed in theatres such as The Royal National, The Almeida, the Queen's, Shaftsbury Avenue as well as with film and television companies such as Renaissance and Merchant Ivory.
Courses consist of both lectures, tutorials (seminars) and laboratory classes, where appropriate. Lectures are much larger than tutorials, which typically have 10-15 students. The tutorial is the traditional strength of the British university system. Participation in the tutorial is very important and can count for a significant part of the total grade. In most classes, students prepare and present a seminar paper.
UEA grade UR equivalency 70 or higher A A 65 - 69 A- A- 60 - 64 B+ B+ 55 - 59 B B 50 - 54 B- B- 46 - 49 C+ C+ 44 - 45 C C 43 and below C- to F (no UR credit)
The major residence hall complex.
Students taking part in the UEA program are required to live in housing that is affiliated with the program. Students may not take part in this program if they obtain housing of another kind.
Students who meet stated deadlines are guaranteed on-campus housing at UEA. Cost includes vacation periods. Exchange students are integrated with UEA students. All residences provide basic amenities. Single rooms are the norm. Rooms are fully furnished, including bed linen. All of the residence halls are equipped with shared kitchens where students prepare their own meals. Each residence has a self-service launderette. Students should bring, or plan to purchase while abroad, towels, pillowcases, sheets and kitchen utensils. There are also several restaurants and cafes on the campus.
Click here for the University's accommodations site.
Residence hall complex from the 1970s, known as the Ziggurats.
See Dates and Costs for East Anglia for program dates and a budget sheet for UEA.
Click here to read about scholarships for study abroad.
Since UEA is affiliated with the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX), students approved to study there are eligible to apply for the BUTEX North American Scholarship.
NOTE: Travel allowances, reimbursements, health insurance premiums and other payments above tuition costs paid by Richmond on behalf of its semester and year abroad students are available only to Richmond degree-seeking students accepted to participate on UR-affiliated abroad programs.
Citizens of the US and some other countries who study abroad for one semester may enter the UK with either Short-Term Student status or a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.
You must obtain a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa if any of these conditions apply:
If both options are open to you, the OIE encourages you choose Short-Term Student Status.
- You will study in the UK for more than one semester
- The British government always requires citizens of your home country to have a visa to study in the UK
- You need to have a part-time job while on study abroad in the UK
- You will do an internship (paid or unpaid) in the UK
- It is likely that you will extend your stay in the UK beyond one semester
Citizens of the UK, or of another country that is a member of the European Union (EU), or of the Economic Area (EEA), or of Switzerland, do not need a visa to study in the UK.
For additional information about this program, contact Chris Klein in the Office of International Education.
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.
Updated August 2014