Essex was rated ninth nationally in the last Research Assessment Exercise for
our outstanding research, with most departments, schools and centres rated
'internationally excellent', meaning our students are taught, supported and
supervised by world leaders in their fields.
We are one of the leading research-intensive universities
in the UK and are ranked ninth nationally for the quality of our
We are home to world-leading academic departments with
international reputations in the social sciences, humanities,
science, engineering, law and management. We are also home to the
Institute for Social and Economic Research and the UK Data Archive
nationally important centres of excellence and resources for
Why we are special
- Top ten for research
- Best in UK for social sciences
- Groundbreaking research covering health through to politics
- Uniquely international
- We tackle the big global issues
How do you apply for postgraduate study? We welcome online
applications. We understand that applying for postgraduate
studies can be different to your undergraduate experience,
so we provide you with the information needed to make your
Our research expertise can help your business. We can support you to develop new ideas, products and processes,
explore new markets and improve your competitiveness. Find out how you can work with us.
Use our PGR finder to find the right PhD or supervisor for you. Studying for your PhD at Essex lets you investigate your topic with depth and understanding. You develop new skills, enhance your professional development and build networks, opening doors to many careers.