We are Essex
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Use our Course Finder to find the right course for you. Our courses allow you to
demonstrate your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, while
developing the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.
Our favourite pastime is challenging conventions. We've been doing
this for fifty years, since we opened our doors in 1964 as a
radical new project for higher education, backed by donors such as Sir Winston
Churchill who believed in our vision of a new type of university for a new age.
As a unique community of scholars who live, work and play together, we have
been making the headlines from the moment we started, changing the world for
Join us and you will be taught, supported and supervised by world-leading academics. The brightest and the best come to Essex
to be immersed in current thinking and cutting-edge developments, as well as to
enjoy the broader experience which we proudly refer to as an Essex Education.
Why we are special
- Ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
- Top 5 in the UK for social sciences (REF 2014)
- 9 subjects in the top 200 in the world
- Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
- Global community of students from over 130 countries
We're home for the talented and the tenacious. Challenging convention is in our DNA, so we welcome rebels with a cause.
As an undergraduate at Essex you'll receive a
high quality education in a stimulating and world-class research environment.
As a postgraduate at Essex, you'll be at the heart of our internationally acclaimed and well-connected research
community. We have a range of inspiring taught courses and research degrees which develop your skills, experience and employability.