We are Essex
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Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive
environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.
"Freer, more daring, more experimental." These were the words of
our first Vice-Chancellor, Sir Albert Sloman. From the student rebellions of
the 1960s to our contemporary ground-breaking research, we have never
accepted the status quo or been afraid to speak out.
Our academics are world-leaders in their field, conducting life-changing
research that has real impact on global issues in politics and social policy.
If you’re brave enough to have ideas and generous enough to share them, then
Why we are special
- Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world (QS 2014, THE
- Ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
- Top 5 in the UK for social sciences (REF
- 9 subjects in the top 200 in the world
- Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF
- 21st most international university in the world and 5th in the UK
Think you know Essex? Think again. As an Essex undergraduate you don't just learn how, we encourage you to ask difficult questions,
challenge why and make your voice heard. We are Essex. Are you?
As a postgraduate at Essex, you'll be at the heart of our internationally acclaimed research
community. We have a range of inspiring courses which develop your skills, experience and employability.