Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

The Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities Foundation course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to study one of UEA's prestigious arts and humanities degrees.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. Welcome!

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities. The Institute is passionately committed to what we see as exciting and pioneering programmes, designed to support you in the realisation of your ambitions and to enable you meet your full potential.

    Home to a range of interdisciplinarity approaches to study we encourage creativity, innovative thinking, and the ability to connect and understand complex ideas about human experience.

    You will be part of a distinct and supportive learning community. All of the staff within the Institute are here to help you so whether you need advice on coursework, study skills, or simply adapting to university life, come and find us on Floor 0 of the Arts building. We are really pleased to have you with us and look forward to getting to know you.

    Rowena Burgess

    Head of School

    Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

In addition to your School and discipline specific events, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has developed a programme of welcome events called I ♥ Arts & Humanities. These events are a great way to get to know the Faculty and meet people who share your passion. They appear on your online timetable marked 'I ♥ Arts & Humanities' and are listed in the induction programme section.

Once you receive an email confirming your place, follow the link in it to register online and set up your IT account, UEA username and password. You will need your UEA username and password to get access to the I ♥ Arts & Humanities Blackboard site. The site is full of information to help you get to know UEA, develop your study skills, find opportunities and events.

More information on registering online is available here. Once you have your details, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to
  • Select BLACKBOARD from the 3 orange buttons towards the top of the screen
  • Type in your UEA username and password, and select Sign In
  • At the top right of the screen select I Arts & Humanities



MACE Preliminary reading 2017 – 2018

`Culture Vultures’ -  Munira Mirza - policy exchange 2006

`The Death of the Artist and Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur’ -  The Atlantic USA 2015

`Great Art and Culture for Everyone Arts Council 2010 – 2020’

Extensive use is made of  current on line publications and reports  from government and statuary bodies relating to Policy and Statistics in the Creative Sector particularly Arts Council England

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  1. IIH  Find out more about the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities - Humanities Foundation Year, East Anglian Film Archive & Centre for Japanese Studies




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