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,
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
Summer School in social science data analysis.
- Top for social sciences in the UK
- World-leading research
- Highly-rated departments and centres
- Research-led teaching
- Committed to knowledge exchange
If you graduated from one of our departments in the last ten years we would like your help to
create truly engaging content for our website, including student profiles and case studies.
You can help by completing
your graduate profile online.
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
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.