Studying at Essex

Undergraduate study

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Your journey starts here 

Choose Essex for an education that's focused on you. 

Our students and graduates have always been committed to making change, both big and small. Challenging the norm is not just encouraged, it’s expected. When you’re a member of the University of Essex, you will have the freedom to challenge, the confidence to speak out and the courage to share your ideas. This is one of the reasons why we’re rated in the UK’s top 30 universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Dive into the complex world of coral reefs with marine biology or explore cinematic cultures, histories, and theories through film studies. At Essex, we have a range of subjects across multiple disciplines, so there's something for everyone. Explore our subject pages to find the right course for you.

You'll get more than just a great degree. 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 discover what really matters to you.

Impatient to get started? Find out how to apply to Essex and then get your application into UCAS by 26 January 2022.


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Why study
with Essex?

We're top 30 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022)
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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Come to our campuses

Our Open Days are a chance for you to tour the campus, meet our academics, view where you might be calling home, talk to current students and get a general feel for what life at Essex could be like.

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Thinking of studying at Essex?

Register your interest with us and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news from Essex, your subject, and your department.

Talks and Tasters

Have you ever wondered what a lecture or seminar at Essex might be like? Our talks and tasters series gives you a sneak peek of what an Essex education could be like. We think you'll really like it...

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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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Ask us a question

Want to quiz us about your course? Got a question that just needs answering? Get in touch and we’ll do our best to email you back shortly.

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