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Essex, University of

Location Colchester Campus, Colchester United Kingdom
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Ranking

# 439

QS World University Rankings
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674

Undergraduate programs
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333

Postgraduate programs
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We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We’re a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.

We were named University of the Year 2018 in the Times Higher Education Awards.

With over 15,500 students from more than 130 different countries, making us one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex. We’re proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years.

At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We were ranked Gold in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). 


Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland of our Colchester Campus, the bustling lively town centre of Southend-on-Sea, or in our stately home at Loughton, this is your chance to become a member of the one of the happiest groups of students around. The flexibility of our courses gives you the power to pursue the things that matter to you. Now’s your chance to join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, well-loved actors, astronauts, and over 100,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share their Essex spirit.

Up for a challenge and want to make an impact on the world around you?

Welcome home.


We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We’re a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.

We were named University of the Year 2018 in the Times Higher Education Awards.

With over 15,500 students from more than 130 different countries, making us one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex. We’re proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years.

At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We were ranked Gold in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). 


Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland of our Colchester Campus, the bustling lively town centre of Southend-on-Sea, or in our stately home at Loughton, this is your chance to become a member of the one of the happiest groups of students around. The flexibility of our courses gives you the power to pursue the things that matter to you. Now’s your chance to join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, well-loved actors, astronauts, and over 100,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share their Essex spirit.

Up for a challenge and want to make an impact on the world around you?

Welcome home.


Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #321
  • 2014
    #=338
  • 2015
    #370
  • 2016
    #=303
  • 2017
    #=330
  • 2018
    #=347
  • 2019
    #=355
  • 2020
    #370
  • 2021
    #411
  • 2022
    #439

Ranking criteria

26.5
Overall
17.5
Academic Reputation
10.9
Employer Reputation
11.6
Faculty Student Ratio
30.4
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
98.9
International Students Ratio

Available programs

We are Essex: a close-knit, welcoming, close to 15,000-strong community, with a powerful, pioneering global outlook.

At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better.


Feeling adventurous? Widen your experience by studying abroad. Explore another culture, develop new skills, and set yourself a challenge for a full year, and we’ll even cover your tuition fees whilst you’re away.

Our award-winning accommodation is sure to make you feel at home. And the best bit? It's guaranteed for your first year here.

Join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts, and over 75,000 other alumni who've gone on to shape the world.

Start exploring and find your perfect course today.

Up for a challenge and want to make a real difference?

Welcome home.



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BA History
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BA Liberal Arts
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BA Modern History
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We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. For the ones who want to challenge the status quo, and make their mark on the world.

Be taught and supported by world-leading academic, have the freedom to ask difficult questions and have a genuine license to take intellectual risks as a postgraduate student. We provide you with much more than a degree – we want you to ask questions and challenge convention.

At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

Here, you can discover the world in one place with a global reputation and outlook. Our international community attracts students from over 150 nationalities and outstanding living and learning environment develops exceptional graduates with the skills and knowledge to make a difference.

Join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share the Essex spirit.

So what are you waiting for? Join our lively and supportive postgraduate community and immerse yourself in pioneering thinking. If you’re keen to make an impact and the change the world around you, welcome home.

Want to learn more about studying at Essex?

We have Postgraduate Information Day on 24 March 2021.

Throughout the day there will be a range of online sessions that you can join, listen to and engage with.

To help you understand more about doing a postgraduate degree at Essex, we'll you'll have a chance to chat with our academic departments, and will learn about how to apply, student finance and visas.

You will also have opportunities to speak with staff and students, and ask questions.

Book your space soon by popping onto our event page (https://www.essex.ac.uk/events/2021/03/24/pg-information-day) and completing a short form. You will also find further details about the event, as well as times for each session.

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