Faculty of Science and Health

Working to improve society

Scientists across our vibrant Faculty are collaborating in research and exploring innovative ways of working to improve society.

The Faculty of Science and Health brings together six academic departments and schools that make diverse contributions to the University’s strategic mission as a globally competitive, research-intensive and student-focused institution.

With research specialisms and impact in health, life sciences, psychology, artificial intelligence, robotics, mathematics and Big Data, our strategy is to ensure that our research and education activities are mapped onto national and international research priorities. This is reflected in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), in which three of our departments were in the top 25 for research power in their fields (Times Higher Education research power measure, REF 2021).

Many of our staff have strong links to relevant industries and organisations, from the NHS to technology companies. Many of our degrees offer placement years or a year abroad, giving you an opportunity to develop additional skills and enhance your CV with relevant work experience.

For postgraduates our schools and departments have a range of taught and research degrees. Additionally the School of Health and Social Care, and School of Sports, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, offer Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses which can support your career in health or social work.

Research in our Faculty

Our research covers some of the key areas of science and health in the modern world. From increasing crop productivity, to improving mental health through green exercise, our research has real-world impact.

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Latest news from the Faculty of Science and Health
Essex inspires £10m US probe into naval nightmare
17 Nov 2023
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16 Nov 2023
Essex researcher ranked amongst 2023’s most influential scientists
15 Nov 2023
Three Professors outside the Lakeside Theatre at night
Professional Inaugural Lectures series

Discover how our research is changing the world at our Professorial Inaugural Lectures.

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