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University of Essex

Colchester Campus Wivenhoe Park Colchester View map
United Kingdom
#370
Public
High
14,728
Yes
809
6,214

Overview

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 and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence, coming fourth for social science, and consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

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.


University Highlights

Total students - 14,728

19%
81%

International students - 6,214

72%
28%

Total faculty staff - 809

388
421

Total students - 14,728

19%
81%

International students - 6,214

72%
28%

Total faculty staff - 809

421
388

Scholarships

Yes
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Campus Locations

English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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