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Choosing to be a postgraduate at Essex is one of the few decisions in life that's black and white.

Our research is world-class

We have an international reputation for the world-class quality of our research. We rate 9th in the UK overall, 1st for some disciplines, and are the UK's top university for social science (Research Assessment Exercise, 2008).

Our student experience is unique

In the 2013 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, a stellar 94% of respondents said that the overall experience of their course at Essex met or exceeded their expectations. We win awards for our pioneering student support schemes. We are the most recent winners of the prestigious Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Support for Students.

We are perfectly located

Our three stunning campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend, each enjoy excellent transport links and are only 70 minutes or less from London. Our location also has significant benefits for professional networks, work experience and careers.

Don't take our word for it...

In this video Aikaterina, from Greece, tells us what she enjoyed about studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Essex. She tells us she enjoyed the independence to carry out her own research and has decided to stay on at Essex to do a Masters in Political Economy.

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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 graduate career.

Research excellence

Research excellence

Essex was rated ninth nationally in the last Research Assessment Exercise for our outstanding research, with most departments, schools and centres rated 'internationally excellent', meaning our students are taught, supported and supervised by world leaders in their fields.

ESRC Doctoral Training

ESRC Doctoral Training - scholarships for PhD study

Essex is one of just 21 ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK, which reflects our outstanding reputation for social science and means we are able to award a number of scholarships for PhD study.

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not explore our videos, blogs and social media? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's really like to study with us.