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Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking now)
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking opens 24 Jul)
Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
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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 a world leader in social science research was confirmed in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, December 2014).

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

  • 4th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • World-leading research
  • Highly-rated departments and centres
  • Research-led teaching
  • Committed to knowledge exchange

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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.

Your employability

Interview training

Our employability team are here to support you. We provide many services including training on job applications and CVs as well as work placements.

Dean's list photos

Group of students at our Dean's list event

High achieving students from departments across our Faculty came together to celebrate their successes with staff. See photos from the event on Flickr.