We are world leaders in political science, asking difficult questions
to find important answers. Where will the next civil war start? Can we predict
social unrest from tweeting patterns? We'll help you understand how the forces
that shape our world really work.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses
train you to be fearless and independent, to question everything and to draw
on the broadest possible range of facts and ideas. Some of the biggest
names in the field work at Essex, giving you unrivalled access to the
best minds in politics. As well as conducting ground-breaking
research, your lecturers advise
political parties, governments and international NGOs.
If you want to study with the best and are prepared to challenge your own
opinions to uncover the truth, welcome home.
Best in Britain
Results from the Research Excellence Framework 2014 have ranked our
politics research as the best in Britain, with the majority of our
research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
US Election 2016
The race to the White House in the 58th US Presidential Election has begun. Essex academics
will be on-hand to provide stellar comment and analysis
on subjects ranging from politics to economics and linguistics.
EU Referendum 2016
As campaigning hots up ahead of the EU Referendum on 23 June, Essex academics are available to give expert comment and analysis on voter behaviour and the issues being debated.