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Best of the bunch
Our rankings speak for themselves. We are 5th in the UK for
research excellence (REF 2014), a top 30 UK university for economics (The
Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) and ranked among the
top 150 departments on the planet according to the
QS World University Rankings (2017).
The world in one place
We are home to students and staff from all over the world who have a strong
sense of belonging and want to think, learn and achieve together. You are
surrounded by researchers who are at the forefront of their fields, and some of
the most prominent economists of the time.
Our staff and students want to influence and improve the world - for
themselves and others.
More than satisfied
We make our students happy. In the most recent
National Student Survey, we achieved 92% student satisfaction.
As a student in our Department, you receive one of the best economics
trainings in the country. In your course, we give you the choice to explore
areas of economics that fascinate you, and teach you the key skills needed by
all economics graduates for your career after Essex, from statistics, to
modelling and analysis.
A national focus for social and economic research
The University of Essex is the leading university in the UK for social
science and the focal point for national funding for social and economic
research. We have close links with our
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and
UK Data Archive, giving you access to the latest research materials,
datasets, archives and resources. We also have links with Essex Business School
through our collaborative work with the
Centre for Financial Econometrics.
Connecting with business
Many of our researchers offer consultancy services to international and
national organisations. We work with businesses, especially in London, and other
major financial centres, helping us to develop research for today's society and
informing our teaching for the future.