About our faculty
Square 3, Colchester Campus.
The University of Essex is the top university in the UK for
social science research.
The Faculty brings together
eight departments and centres who work to produce world-leading research,
delivering an exceptional standard of teaching and student experience.
The Faculty boasts an outstanding international research
reputation that has a direct impact and influence on social
and economic issues facing the world. It is home to some of
the most highly-rated departments and research centres in
Its excellence can be demonstrated by the results of the
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
As part of the social science community, you will enjoy access to leading
specialists and research-led teaching ensures you will benefit from the latest
Other learning and research opportunities
The i-Lab, Colchester Campus.
Our world-leading experts also engage with a wide range
of people from outside the academic community, sharing their
knowledge and expertise in a variety of ways.
Why not come
to one of the many seminars and workshops that are open to the public. Details
can be found under news and events on each
and centre website.
Do you carry out qualitative and quantitative research and analyse data as
part of your work? Essex is home to the
UK Data Archive and the UK Data Service, your portal to more than 6,000 digital social science datasets, everything from government surveys to UK census data,
all free to download from your computer.
Both the Archive and the UK Data Service are vital resources for researchers and teachers as well as think-tanks, government departments,
local councils and businesses across the UK.
Why not come to our
School in social science data analysis or one of our
courses in social research where you can learn about a variety of research
methods, data measurement, mathematics and much more.
Are you looking to learn a new language? Our
Essex Modern Language Certificates offers members of the
public the opportunity to learn French, German, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese to various levels with native speakers of
We work with other organisations (private, public sector and charities) to
help you grow and succeed. Find out more about how you or your organisation
could benefit from working with us.