PPL in Britain

The Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law (PPL) sponsors this fun and exciting semester abroad: visit the PPL Department's website for more information about this unique study abroad program.

Students take courses at the University of East Anglia (UEA) with British faculty alongside British and other international students, as well as one course taught be Professor Scalet. Students live in University residence halls and are included in all University activities. PPL in Britain is for students in any major in the humanities and social sciences. The University of East Anglia is among the top 25 universities in the UK with an international reputation for its teaching and research. PPL in Britain offers an opportunity to create friendships and contacts for a lifetime. 

The University of East Anglia campus is located on 320 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Norwich (pronounced “Norridge”), just two hours from London, and one hour from the beautiful Norfolk coast. The university, established in 1963, has won major architectural awards, and is home to the world-renowned modernist Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts. A new £17.6 million Sportspark offers more than 40 sports, from team games to aerobics and personal training in the fitness center. The city center is about one and a half miles from the UEA campus and is a short walk or a 10-minute bus ride away.


Norwich is the regional center of East Anglia, and is regarded by many as England’s most attractive, livable city. The city grew out of several small Saxon settlements and had become one of the largest English market towns by the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Norman’s built a palatial castle and magnificent cathedral that today are the city’s most prominent monuments. Medieval and early modern buildings, preserved amidst modern construction, give Norwich much of its charm. Traces of the ancient defensive walls still remain. Throughout the city riverside walkways, gardens and parks, pedestrianized shopping streets, and museums and galleries invite leisurely exploration.

A rich cultural life is central to Norwich. The Norwich Arts Center offers jazz, rock and international music concerts. The Theatre Royal is one of Britain’s top provincial venues, showing many London productions of opera, ballet, drama and musical comedy. Many ancient buildings and churches now serve as shops, restaurants, cinemas, and concert halls.


Autumn semester begins in mid-September with exams in mid-December. Spring semester is from early January to mid-June and includes an extended spring vacation period that allows students to travel in Britain or on the continent. Students may participate in fall only or in both semesters, though the organized PPL in Britain trip is for the fall semester only. Please see the Office of International Programs if you are interested in information about extending your stay for a full year.


Last Updated: 8/21/14