Kickstart your research career at a place where brilliant minds come together to challenge boundaries and start something new.

At UEA postgraduate research degree candidates are at the heart of active research teams across the Norwich Research Park, challenging boundaries and making advances.


As a postgraduate research degree candidate at UEA you'll be joining a university ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of our research outputs (REF2014).

We understand our postgraduate research degree candidates are both students and early career researchers. Our Graduate Schools and Doctoral Training Partnerships provide specialist training and expertise to give you the academic and transferable skills you'll need to enhance your prospects, whatever you plan to do next.

Be a part of our diverse research community, working together on the world’s challenges, and benefiting from outstanding facilities and a diverse range of postgraduate research areas.

UEA is located on the outskirts of the big-small city of Norwich. It’s a great place to shop, explore and socialise, with a vibrant arts scene, fascinating medieval past and the spectacular North Norfolk coast in easy reach.

We have exciting postgraduate research opportunities starting soon, so what are you waiting for?


Our graduate Schools

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School

Ensuring that work in the humanities is original, relevant and dynamic depends on you – the new generation of scholars and thinkers. We produce creative and innovative research. exploring interests from examining race, gender and sexuality, critically interpreting the artistic form, taking in a truly global breadth of history through to how we create, translate and interpret the written word.


Faculty of Medicine and Health Graduate School

We aim to provide a solid foundation for your future research career in medicine and health with opportunity to specialise across a range of research areas including supporting those with mental health issues, highlighting the needs of vulnerable populations, unpicking the psychosocial impact of health conditions right through to core areas of medical research including cancer, gastroenterology and nutrition.


Faculty of Science Graduate School

Postgraduate research degree candidates are vital to research across the Faculty of Science, from algebra and biochemistry to ultrafast laser spectroscopy. Our stimulating research environment is underpinned by a dedicated training programme which is open to all.


Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School

We provide a vibrant and interdisciplinary research and training environment for postgraduate research degree candidates across a huge range of specialisms. Research in this area really gets under the skin of society and finds out what makes us tick, exploring anything from business strategy to big data, understanding conflict or studying the very mechanisms of cognition and perception themselves.