Language and Communication Studies

In Language and Communication Studies, we offer distinctive flexible undergraduate degree programmes that have an emphasis on issues relating to contemporary language and translation, alongside language competence. Our graduates are highly employable and enter an extremely wide range of professions using their well- developed language and communication skills and intercultural sensitivity.



Philosophy at UEA has a long-established reputation for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and for the close interaction between teaching and research



Our Political, Social and International Studies courses offer students a broad range of options and opportunities – from politics to international relations, media and popular culture to public policy and management, and beyond.


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Our Political, Social and International Studies courses offer students a broad range of options and opportunities – from politics to international relations, media and popular culture to public policy and management, and beyond.

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 Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.

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.

You will also need to register in person when you arrive at the University.


    You’re about to start an incredible journey.

    My colleagues and I in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL) will be with you all the way.

    Welcome Week at UEA is all about settling in, making new friends and getting to know the university and the city. This week’s events will ease you into student life and give you a taste of what’s on offer at UEA.

    In PPL we stand for three things:

    People: PPL isn’t only a workplace and a classroom. It’s a community of people. We share a common goal – understanding ourselves, the world and how to live in it.

    Possibilities: Our staff are both teachers and world-class researchers, pushing the boundaries in their fields, opening up new possibilities for a better world. We want you to make discover new possibilities too, growing your understanding and finding out what you really think.

    Life: University isn’t just about work. It’s about life. And you are in a great place to live. Outside the classroom you can attend events with some of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and artists. There’s also a world-class art gallery and gig venue on campus. Plus all kinds of opportunities in radio and film, music and dance, charity and politics, both here and abroad. Seize these opportunities and you will have experiences which shape your life and set you on paths you didn’t even know existed.

    Also, did you know that you can take a non-credit language module for free each semester throughout your degree with us? So if you have ever wanted to pick up some Japanese or perhaps improve your French or German then this could be the perfect opportunity!  If you’re interested, then please email or visit our website at  to learn more and apply for a course!

    As you travel on your journey, do talk with us. We’ll help with any challenges you face, and we’ll celebrate your victories with you.

    We can’t wait to get to know you.

    Lee Marsden

    Head of School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

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



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Buddy¦su is a befriending programme run by the Students' Union to help you settle into uni life. They are a friendly face on campus and can help you with living away from home and figuring out how UEA and your School work.

Information on signing up


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