About Essex

Essex introduces you to people from every corner of the planet to create networks that last for life. Essex are a genuinely global community that lives, works and plays together. You study an internationally relevant curriculum, are encouraged to live and study abroad, become part of Essex diverse community, and are taught or supervised by academics whose research has global impact. The university give you the best chance to complete in a global economy.

Essex spans three campuses. The main campus in Colchester is a university town surrounded by beautiful ancient parkland. As one of the most internationally diverse campus universities in the UK with one of the highest numbers of student clubs and societies per student in the UK, you have a great environment for living and learning. It’s only an hour away from all the attractions of London yet provides a very affordable and safe student experience.

Essex town-center Southend campus houses their Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses and part of the East 15 Acting School. Its location in Southend-on-Sea boasts seven miles of spectacular coastline. Here you can sail, kitesurf or cycle along the coast or enjoy the world’s longest leisure pier. Accommodation is provided in the Southend Squares, a two-minute walk from the teaching buildings.

Essex Loughton campus is dedicated to the East 15 Acting School, offering programmes such as BA International Acting on the doorstep of the London theatre scene.

University Ranking

  • University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
  • Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017
  • Top 30 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • Essex is top 15 for the seventh year running in the NSS (2019, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities*)

Essex Subjects Ranking

  • #1, Drama & Dance
  • #12, Economics
  • #10, Sport Science
  • #24, Nursing & Midwifery
  • #25, Criminology
  • #34, Politics
  • #36, Health Professions
  • #36, Mathematics
  • #47, Biosciences
  • #55, Film Production & Photography

Popular Courses

Essex Business School

UndergraduatePostgraduate
3 years Full time
Study Abroad/ Placement- 4 years
Fees: £16,860
Intake: Oct
1 year Full time
Fees: £18,460
Intake: Oct

Descriptions

  • Courses accredited by ACCA, ICAEW, and CIMA
  • New building opened in Colchester for 2015 entry students featuring Bloomberg terminals, spacious and sustainable design, study pods and a winter garden.
  • Essex cover a range of subjects from accounting to trading and global project management and Essex MBA.
  • BSc Accounting and Finance is ranked in the UK’s top 25 for research excellence (REF, 2014) and in the top 20 UK business schools by the Chartered Association of Business Schools.
  • Supplied with Bloomberg Financial data, which has around 320,000 corporate subscribers across the globe.
  • Only 30-40 UK universities subscribe to the system but some only have one or two licences.  Essex have secured 12 – means can use it in classrooms and group study sessions.
  • Students can train independently on the system too as the room is open access to all EBS students.
  • licences for Xtrader system, which is a trade simulation system.  It is attached to the live markets so students can buy and sell in real time but without actually making a real investment.

Computer Science & Electronic Engineering

UndergraduatePostgraduate
3 years Full time
Study Abroad/ Placement- 4 years
Fees: £18,730
Intake: Oct
1 year Full time
Fees: £18,460
Intake: Oct

Descriptions

  • Top 15 for Electronic Engineering (The Good University Guide 2019)
  • 88% of Essex’s School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering students are in professional employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating from Essex (DLHE 2017)
  • Essex were one of the first departments in the UK to be seriously interested in artificial intelligence
  • Many of Essex courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Life Sciences
Biological Sciences

UndergraduatePostgraduate
3 years Full time
Study Abroad/ Placement- 4 years
Fees: £18,170 ~ £18,730
Intake: Oct
1 year Full time
Fees: £17,900 ~ £18,460
Intake: Oct

Descriptions

  • University of Essex are in the top 15 nationally for overall student satisfaction in biology (NSS 2019)
  • At Essex you can study a wide and exciting range of subjects including biomedical science, marine biology, biochemistry, biological sciencesgenetics or genomics.
  • Essex founding principle of research-led teaching is central to their ethos, giving you the opportunity to develop an enquiring research mind set while you gain practical laboratory skills and field techniques in Essex’s first class facilities.

Scholarships

Scholarship NameAmount
Essex Global Partner (Undergraduate)up to £3,000
Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship£4,000

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