University of Essex

Welcome to the University of Essex

Enjoy a life-changing study experience at one of the UK’s most internationally diverse universities. The University of Essex offers a beautiful campus environment in Colchester, less than 1 hour from London, and is home to some of the highest-quality teaching anywhere in the country.

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

Reasons to study at the University of Essex

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 and 19th worldwide for international outlook

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Gold award for teaching: the highest level possible

Teaching Excellence Framework 2017

Guaranteed entry

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

University of Essex subject ranking highlights

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Criminology7thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Economics (research excellence)Top 5Times Higher Education (THE) interpretation of Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
History of Art5thComplete University Guide 2018
MarketingTop 25Complete University Guide 2018
Politics and International Studies (research excellence)1stTHE interpretation of REF 2014
Sociology (research excellence)Top 20THE interpretation of REF 2014

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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