Excellence in research

First-class facilities

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The Essex Research Facilities website is a useful guide to all our excellent research facilities and the many other services and support that external organisations may want to use or hire.

We're one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. Our researchers are daring, visionary thinkers; people who are constantly asking difficult questions. Our research is shaping thinking, and influencing policy.

Our research success in 2014-15

Funding and training

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Our Doctoral Training Centres offer PhD funding and skills training in a wide range of subject areas. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to tackle important issues facing the world today.

Doctoral training

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Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.

Work with us

Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Work with us through our range of consultancy and knowledge-sharing services. Explore new opportunities in cutting-edge areas, from big data to environmental sustainability.