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Introducing Essex Research

We are one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK and have a global reputation for the high quality of our research.

In the last Research Assessment Exercise we were ranked ninth in the UK for our research.

We are committed to knowledge transfer and ensuring our expertise has a local, regional and international impact.

Discover our research

Our academics are engaging with key challenges facing the world from human rights through to the internet. Our Global Challenges are focusing our research capacity on issues of worldwide significance and our academics are leading a huge range of cutting-edge research projects.

Details of research activities are also available on departmental websites.

Work with our researchers

We work with a range of businesses and organisations to share our research expertise. Our Research and Enterprise Office (REO) offers support and advice on working with Essex. The REO also provides information for researchers about research and funding opportunities plus specialised advice about intellectual property rights, patents and licensing and spin out companies is also available

Use our research expertise

Our Directory of Experts includes information and contact details for academics who are happy to speak to the media or engage in consultancy work.

Study at Essex

We believe our reputation as a leading research-intensive University positively supports the learning experience of our students. You will learn from academics who are recognised as world authorities in their field. Our unique doctoral training scheme, Proficio, enables you to acquire acquire a set of specialist professional skills and manage your career development.

Information about research degree opportunities can be found in our research finder.

Our Graduate School provides a supportive focus for research students in departments, centres and research units across the whole University.

Find a scholarship

Find a scholarship

Use our Scholarship Finder to find the right funding for you. Scholarships and bursaries are available to support talented students, ensuring we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of your financial circumstances.

Open days

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.

PG applications

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 application.

PGR coursefinder

PhD courses

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.