Student experience

At Essex, our postgraduate students value:

  • being integrated into the departmental community and broader research culture of the University
  • excellent seminar programmes both within the department and across the University
  • regular access to supervisor(s)
  • carrying out research with world-leaders in their field.

What do our students say about us?

Amneris Chaparro-Martinez, PhD Political Theory (Department of Government)

”The doctoral programme at Essex combines freedom of research with close guidance. I am free to develop my thinking and my skills as a young researcher, but I am also equipped with the necessary guidance from my supervisor and the members of my board.”

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

“Contact with world class researchers in the field.”

Jing Zhang, postgraduate student in the Department of Economics

“I have learned many practical skills that will be important for my future career and personally I have gained in confidence.”


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.

Your experience

Share your experience

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.

PG research

Postgraduate research

At Essex you will work at the heart of an internationally recognised and well-connected research community. Our internationally-renowned academics will support and guide you through the different stages of your research until completion.

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.