University of Essex

The University of Essex received its royal charter in 1965 and now with over 15,000 students this is an internationally diverse university delivering excellence in research and education since its formation over 50 years ago. The university is spread over three campuses in Colchester, Southend and Loughton, the largest is based in beautiful parkland at Colchester, while all three are less than one hour from London. The courses available are organised into three faculties: humanities, science and health and social science. Within these three faculties there are 20 different schools and departments.

At Essex, students are taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. Accolades include receiving the gold award in the governments Teaching Excellence Framework, they were also named University of the Year under the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards in 2018, with the university praised for their determination to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything they do.

Courses offered

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Acting
  • Biochemistry / Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Management
  • Computer Science & Electronic Engineering
  • Criminology
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Journalism and Literature
  • Law
  • Linguistics Studies
  • Nursing
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Social Science and many more

University rankings

  • No.4 for International Outlook in the UK, Times higher Education World University Rankings 2018
  • No.25 research university in the UK, Times Good University Guide 2020
  • No.6 in the UK and Top 30 globally for Politics & International Studies, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • No.7 in the UK and Top 50 globally for Sociology, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • No.28 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Top 30 in the UK, The Complete University Guide 2022
  • Top 200 globally for Finance, Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Social Sciences and Management

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