As an undergraduate at Essex, you’ll receive a high quality education as
you are taught, supported and supervised by academics who are world leaders
in their fields. We enjoy an international reputation for the quality of our
research and were rated ninth in the UK in the most recent Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008).
Alongside your studies, you’ll find plenty to occupy your time; we are
sixteenth in the UK for the best all-round student experience (Times Higher
Education Survey, 2010) and in the top 20 for student satisfaction following
the National Student Survey (NSS, 2010).
Our three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend enjoy excellent
transport links and all are less than an hour from central London. We
currently have over 11,000 students, including more than 8,000
undergraduates, from over 130 countries studying for an Essex degree.
The Essex Degree offers you:
A world-class academic experience - Essex students learn in a modern,
challenging and stimulating environment of world-class research and
high-quality teaching by top academics and researchers who are leaders in
their fields. We teach our students how to think, not what to think,
offering something engaging and valuable. You will have the opportunity to
engage with your chosen subjects and in many cases you will also be able to
cross traditional academic boundaries through interdisciplinary study.
A truly international experience - From the moment you arrive at Essex,
you are welcomed into a friendly, international community where you will
experience many cultures and perspectives. Not only will you have the
opportunity to work, study or volunteer in another country during your time
with us, but after graduating, you will belong to a global network of Essex
alumni, offering a sense of belonging and a group of potential contacts who
share the same passion and enthusiasm for learning, life and Essex.
A supportive experience - We will support your individuality, nurturing
ambition and independence of thought to help you achieve your aspirations
and goals. Building on our sense of fairness and tolerance we will enable
you to become a well-rounded, open-minded individual who succeeds
academically, professionally and socially.
An enabling experience - Essex provides a strong foundation for your
future career. It’s no longer enough to rely on skills alone in the job
market. Working with you, we will help to identify how to apply your
knowledge and experience to achieve professional success. We want you to
achieve a healthy work-life balance and become a confident and enterprising
An experience to last a lifetime - Being an Essex student offers a unique
combination of living and learning which will set you up for life. Your time
at Essex will be an unforgettable experience which will help shape your