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

University of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2018

Top 15 in England for student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2018

#2 in the UK and #14 in the world for international outlook

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

Gold award for teaching: the highest level possible

Teaching Excellence Framework

Pretty campus, close to Colchester

An attractive town under 1 hour from London, 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
American studies8thGuardian University Guide 2020
Criminology17thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Drama, Dance and Cinematics1stGuardian University Guide 2020
Economics 12thGuardian University Guide 2020
Electrical and Electronic Engineering14th Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
History of Art, Architecture and Design26thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Linguistics12thComplete University Guide 2020
Politics 8thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

Why choose the University of Essex?

Loay from Jordan

BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex

I've found that Essex is a great place to immerse myself in UK culture. I'm involved with different societies, like the Theatre Arts Society, and I've joined the football club. It's exciting to try new things!

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