Essex is one of the UK’s most internationally diverse universities; we
have over 136 different countries represented at our campuses, with staff
and students from around the globe. We value the international dimension of
higher education and provide a friendly, supportive and academically
challenging environment for your studies.
Top ten for research
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
Superb student experience
- We are ranked second for student satisfaction among mainstream English universities with overall satisfaction
of 93%, following the National Student Survey (NSS, 2013).
- In the 2013 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 93% of our students who responded said their teaching and
learning with us had met or exceeded expectations, while 94% said that their overall experience as a postgraduate
had met or exceeded expectations.
- In the equivalent survey of postgraduate research students, more than 84% of our students who responded said the
overall experience with the quality of their degree had met or exceeded their expectations (Postgraduate Research
Experience Survey 2013).
Our three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend enjoy excellent
transport links and all are less than an hour from London.