50 years
Undergraduate Postgraduate taught Postgraduate research Professional development

Search undergraduate

Search postgraduate
taught courses

Search postgraduate

Search professional
development courses

Click 'Search' to view all professional development courses.

What three words do you associate with Essex?

Select the image that matches the one in the box

icon4 icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4

 [Important data protection stuff]

Upcoming open days

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Colchester Campus
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
Southend Campus
None upcoming
Colchester Campus
Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

Personal details

No open days are available for booking yet. You will be able to book your desired open day online three months before the date.

Tour details

Colchester Campus
Southend Campus

Select the image that matches the one in the box

icon4 icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4

Select the image that matches the one in the box

icon4 icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4


Our research network

Two scientists working in a lab

We have a range of Centres, units and groups involved in a variety of specialist areas. These networks enable us to produce leading research informing areas ranging from the development of new medical treatments, research technologies, environmental policies and more.

We are one of our University's largest departments and are renowned for a dedicated approach to teaching, internationally-recognised research and high levels of student satisfaction. Our friendly, supportive and lively environment brings together 50 academics, 850 undergraduate and more than 210 postgraduate students.

Focusing on the student experience, we offer exciting and varied courses which challenge you. With our cutting-edge facilities, we are producing graduates who are highly sought after by employers for their scientific talents and wealth of universal skills.

Our strengths

  • 91% student satisfaction
  • Opportunity to study abroad for a year
  • Range of placement options
  • Internationally-recognised research
  • State-of-the-art laboratories

Undergraduate study


Undergraduate study with us gives you the opportunity to learn from leading academics in the biological sciences. You can expect a supportive atmosphere and flexible course structure across a diverse range of BSc courses.

Postgraduate study


Postgraduate study with us gives you the chance to contribute to the research we are renowned for. You can expect specialist training in a research-intensive and supportive environment from top academics using state-of-the-art facilties.

Our facilities


Recent major investment has meant we can offer state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. Whatever level of study you choose with us, you will gain experience in your chosen field using cutting-edge and industry-standard equipment.