Essex in top 30 of Complete University Guide

  • Date

    Tue 8 Jun 21

Three students meeting outside Essex Business School

We are delighted to share the news that the University of Essex has climbed 16 places to be ranked in the top 30 of the Complete University Guide 2022.

Essex, now ranked in 27th position, is one of the the biggest movers in the UK top 40.

At a subject level, Essex is ranked 3rd for Drama, Dance and Cinematics, 13th for Sport Science, 12th for Creative Writing, 14th for Linguistics and in the top 25 for Communication and Media Studies, Politics and Sociology.

The Complete University Guide is compiled on an annual basis and ranks 130 universities across the UK to guide prospective students in their higher education decision making.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahony said: “At Essex, we are dedicated to delivering a transformational education, informed by our research strengths. Our staff support students from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes, preparing them to thrive in their future lives. We’re pleased to see our commitment to supporting students, and to excellence in research, reflected in our improved performance in the Complete University Guide.”

The Complete University Guide 2022 team is editorially independent and has compiled university rankings for more than 25 years.

The main rankings are based on 10 key measures: Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects – outcomes, Graduate Prospects – on track, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, Completion rates and Entry Standards,

The new ‘Graduate Prospects – on track’ measure looks at whether recent graduates agree their current activity fits with their future plans.

Simon Emmett, CEO of IDP Connect, owners of the Guide, said: “The 2022 Complete University Guide league tables will serve as a valuable guide to even more actively researching students this year. My hope is that these rankings will help them make the right decisions as they consider their higher education options.”

In March, the QS World University Rankings by Subject showed the University of Essex in the global top 50 for ‘Politics and International Studies’ and ‘Sociology’. Essex is also ranked in the global top 100 for ‘Linguistics’.