Studying at Essex

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We are Essex. Are you?

Choose Essex for an education that's focused on you. Applications are open!  

Our students and graduates have always been committed to making change, both big and small. When you’re with us, you will have the freedom to challenge the norm. We'll encourage you to have the confidence to speak out and to share your ideas. This is one of the reasons why we’re rated in the 32nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024.

Equally, we know choosing a university is big deal. It needs to do more than help you gain a degree after three years; you need those years to be filled with memories, friendship and personal development.

You'll get more than just a great degree with us. You can pursue your interests, make friends for life and tailor your university experience around your ambitions, passions and values. With an on-campus theatre, a spacious gym and sports facilities, an amazing Students' Union as well as a wide range of student societies, you can find your people and connect on ideas and subjects that matter to you.


At Essex, we have a range of subjects across multiple disciplines, so there's something for everyone. Explore our subject pages or search below to find the right course for you

Why study
with Essex?

Essex is 32nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024
Our student body represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies
My main goal is to make sure everyone feels comfortable here at Essex. - SU President
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At Essex we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities.

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