Departments and Schools

Faculties

University of Essex

Faculties

Our three faculties bring together our world-leading schools, departments, centres and institutes to work collaboratively on research and teaching. They support our efforts to be a university with global impact by overseeing our teaching, academic development and research while developing strong partnerships with business and industry.

Faculty of Humanities

Our Faculty of Humanities offers a unique, research-led student experience across a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. Our Faculty's outstanding reputation for research was confirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with Essex ranked in the top 20 for research excellence in Philosophy, and top 10 for research excellence in Art History (REF 2014).

Our Faculty includes:

Faculty of Science and Health

Students at our Faculty of Science and Health develop the skills to address global issues and benefit people, the environment and society. They are learning from scientists who are working on vital issues including the nature of ageing, the meaning of genes, the future of the internet and the survival of coral reefs and climate change.

Our Faculty includes:

Faculty of Social Sciences

We are rated 4th in the UK for our research excellence in social sciences with our politics research confirmed as best in the UK (REF 2014). Our Faculty of Social Sciences is home to some of the most highly-rated social science departments and research centres in the country.

Our Faculty includes:

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Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.

Find a course

Find a course

Search our courses and find the right course for you. Our courses allow you to demonstrate your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, while developing the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

Find a scholarship

Find a scholarship

Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding we have for you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.

Life at Essex

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