Welcome

Women in Science

We're committed to promoting a positive and inclusive environment for our community of students and staff, supporting women at all stages of their career.

Our lives would be unrecognisable without computing and electronics.

From making businesses run smoothly to gaming and simulating behaviour, many everyday processes have a basis in computing, while advances in electronics have made the internet, innovative telecommunications and inexpensive computing possible. At Essex we teach and research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in all these areas and more.

Our research is changing people’s lives and underpins tomorrow’s must-have technologies. Research and development has to stay one step ahead of the industry, so our curriculum is constantly evolving. Our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence – we’re not your typical geeks!

You’ll have a unique experience here, as well as inspiring purpose-built facilities, consistently top-ranking levels of student satisfaction, and a curriculum that is led by the needs of industry. Our courses are guided by an Industrial Advisory Board of experts which includes representatives from companies such as Intel. Regardless of the study path you choose, you’ll develop the skills and principles for a rewarding career.

Our strengths

  • Top 20% in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
  • Ranked joint 8th in the UK for Computer Science in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (100-150 in World)
  • An EPSRC-accredited Centre for Doctoral Training (Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence)
  • High-quality teaching
  • Specialist labs and facilities

Outstanding facilities

Study at Essex

Studying with us gives you access to our exceptional facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories. We are one of the best resourced and biggest schools of our kind in the UK.

Research excellence

Research

We have built an exceptional reputation for our research. Intelligent buildings, the future of the internet and robotics are just some of the areas where we are having an international impact.

New STEM building

STEM building

Plans have now been submitted for a new state-of-the-art £13.2m teaching centre for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students to be built at our Colchester Campus.