Studying at Essex

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Welcome home, welcome to Essex

Essex is a truly international institution with a long history of welcoming students from around the world. With us, you’re not just a student, you’re a member.

Essex introduces you to people from all over the planet. We are a global community that lives, works and plays together. You study an internationally relevant curriculum, become part of our diverse community, and are taught by academics whose research has global impact. We give you the best chance to compete in a global economy, with generous scholarships to support talented students, and a dedicated Careers Service who will help boost your employability. 


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Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Essex is top 30 in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2025
89% of our graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023)
Our student body represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies
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With 7 miles of award-winning coastline on your doorstep and London just a stone's throw away, our Southend students have the best of both worlds
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