Why Essex?

With students from 140 countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018. 
When I thought of undertaking postgraduate studies in human rights, almost every programme I came across was located in the faculty of law. What I was looking for was a programme that would be multi-disciplinary in its approach. I was clearly aware of the limitations in a narrow and single-discipline approach to human rights. I did not know such a programme existed anywhere in the world until I came across the human rights programme at the University of Essex. 
Mutuma Ruteere MA Theory and practice of human rights, former special rappourteur at un human rights council 

Entry requirements


Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.

We accept a number of other international qualifications and international foundation year programmes.

Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk

We also offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2:2 or 2.5/5 or 2.0/4 from Bachelor degree.
Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Scholarships and funding

Our Africa Scholarship Programme offers  £3,000 scholarships for undergraduates from Kenya in their first year of study.

Our Africa Scholarship Programme offers a £4,000 discount to postgraduate students from Kenya achieving a CGPA of 3/5 or above.

Meet us in Kenya

Unfortunately we do not have any visits to your country planned in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Why should you study here?

Generous scholarships available for African students
Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
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Get in touch
Arinze Odiari Kenya country contact
Telephone: +234-1-08034086809