About

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.


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Looking for your next step in an academic career?

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering is recruiting to numerous academic roles, from Lecturer to Professor, based on our Colchester campus. Closing date is 22nd February.

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Latest news from the Faculty of Science and Health
Professor honoured for outstanding contribution to agricultural development
27 Jan 2023
Miguel lands first Entrepreneur in Residence role at Essex
24 Jan 2023
Nursing student Sunny becomes a Nursing Times student editor
19 Jan 2023