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Upcoming open days

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Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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New experimental lab

ESSEXLab, the new state-of-the-art facility for academic researchers to run interactive social science experiments, is now available. Registration is also open to take part in experiments.

Our status as the UK's top university for social science research was confirmed in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008).

Our Faculty is home to some of the most highly-rated social science departments and research centres in the country.

We offer a wide range of thriving undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study opportunities for you to choose from. We also provide a variety of short courses, seminar programmes and the highly-acclaimed Essex Summer School in social science data analysis.

Our strengths

  • Top for social sciences in the UK
  • World-leading research
  • Highly-rated departments and centres
  • Research-led teaching
  • Committed to knowledge exchange

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PhD funding available

As the UK’s leading social science university we have Essex Doctoral Scholarships for talented postgraduates. Search our scholarship finder for information about scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

News and events

News and events

Keep up-to-date with what's happening in our Faculty, from our latest research to our awards and achievements. We also organise a huge range of specialist workshops, conferences, training events and public lectures.