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Essex, University of

Location

Colchester Campus, Colchester United Kingdom

Ranking

# =472QS World University Rankings

Scholarship

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About Essex, University of

We are Essex.

We are home to the daring and tenacious.  We are a place for the ambitious and bold. We are a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. We are Top 30 in the Guardian University Guide 2024, as well as Top 30 in England for overall student positivity (English Broad Discipline Institutions, THE, National Student Survey 2023).

With over 17,000 students from more than 140 countries, we are one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet and are 15th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024.

You’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and are proud to have provided excellence in research and education for 60 years. Essex is a centre of world-leading excellence in social sciences with four of our social science subjects in the UK Top 10 for research quality (Grade Point Average, REF2021) and three in the UK Top 10 for research power (Times Higher Education 2022). We have further outstanding strengths in science and health, and arts and humanities.

Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland of our Colchester Campus, the bustling lively city centre location of our Southend Campus, or at the home of East 15 Acting School at our Loughton Campus on the edge of London, this is your chance to become a member of our international and change-making community.

The flexibility and module diversity that many of our courses benefit from gives you the power to pursue the things that matter to you most.

Now’s your chance to join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, well-loved actors, astronauts, and over 125,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share their Essex spirit.

If you want to be challenged and make an impact on the world around you, welcome home.

About Essex, University of

We are Essex.

We are home to the daring and tenacious.  We are a place for the ambitious and bold. We are a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. We are Top 30 in the Guardian University Guide 2024, as well as Top 30 in England for overall student positivity (English Broad Discipline Institutions, THE, National Student Survey 2023).

With over 17,000 students from more than 140 countries, we are one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet and are 15th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024.

You’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and are proud to have provided excellence in research and education for 60 years. Essex is a centre of world-leading excellence in social sciences with four of our social science subjects in the UK Top 10 for research quality (Grade Point Average, REF2021) and three in the UK Top 10 for research power (Times Higher Education 2022). We have further outstanding strengths in science and health, and arts and humanities.

Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland of our Colchester Campus, the bustling lively city centre location of our Southend Campus, or at the home of East 15 Acting School at our Loughton Campus on the edge of London, this is your chance to become a member of our international and change-making community.

The flexibility and module diversity that many of our courses benefit from gives you the power to pursue the things that matter to you most.

Now’s your chance to join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, well-loved actors, astronauts, and over 125,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share their Essex spirit.

If you want to be challenged and make an impact on the world around you, welcome home.

University information

Bachelor

1100+
80+
5.5+

Master

76+
3.2+
6+
15,724
77%
23%
6,763
65%
35%
1,119
51%
49%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

Essex, University of is one of the top universities in Colchester, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=472 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #321
  • 2014
    #=338
  • 2015
    #370
  • 2016
    #=303
  • 2017
    #=330
  • 2018
    #=347
  • 2019
    #=355
  • 2020
    #370
  • 2021
    #411
  • 2022
    #439
  • 2023
    #=465
  • 2024
    #459
  • 2025
    #=472

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