University of Essex

Welcome to the University of Essex

The University of Essex has great international diversity, and is known for challenging current thinking. Here, you can enjoy high-quality teaching on a beautiful campus less than 1 hour from London.

Search for degrees at the University of Essex

Your routes to a University of Essex degree include an on-campus preparation course at the University of Essex International College.

Top reasons to study here

Top 25 in the UK overall

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Top 15 in England for student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2017

#2 in the UK for international outlook

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Gold award for teaching: the highest level possible

Teaching Excellence Framework 2017

Pretty campus, close to Colchester

An attractive town under 1 hour from London, but with a much lower cost of living

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your College course at the required level with good attendance

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Criminology7thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Economics 18thGuardian University Guide 2019
Electrical and Electronic Engineering17th Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
History of Art, Architecture and Design7thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Linguistics17thComplete University Guide 2019
Mathematics12thGuardian University Guide 2019
Politics 5thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Sociology 25thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Why choose the University of Essex?

The University of Essex is a really welcoming place, and that’s important to me as an international student. I’m part of a community at Essex and can be myself. International Week every February is amazing. I heard songs from home and felt comfortable and confident in my Nigerian clothes - everyone loved my outfit! I feel so safe here.
University of Essex Nigerian student
Phebe from Nigeria Finance degree at the University of Essex

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