University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

About the University

University of Essex is one of the UKs leading academic institutions, founded in 1964, with beautiful parkland campus - Colchester campus, and lively seaside town centre campus - Southend campus. About one hour on train to central London. In the most recent national assessment, the university ranked ninth for the quality of its research (RAE, Research Assessment Exercise) and 8th for teaching (Sunday Times Good University Guide). A range of courses rank top ten (RAE) in the UK and have world class prestige: 1st for Politics, jointly 1st for Sociology, 2nd for Accounting and Finance, 2nd for History, 3rd for Economics, 4th for Language and Linguistics, 9th for Art History, 11th for Electronic Engineering.

In recent years, students voted their Essex education among the best in the UK, giving the University of Essex some of its highest student satisfaction scores ever. An overall satisfaction rating of 91% was achieved by the University in the National Student Survey (NSS), placing Essex sixth out of mainstream English universities.


In 1964, 122 students arrived at our University for the very first academic year, attracted by its bold vision. Over the next five decades close to 100,000 students from more than 140 countries have graduated, and inspired by the inquisitive and ambitious Essex Spirit, they have gone on to make a difference in the world.

We have a proud tradition of encouraging students to challenge convention and think differently, such as our graduate, Nobel Prize winner and economist Professor Chris Pissarides.

Our academics have produced work which has inspired entire generations and helped establish Essex’s reputation for research in the UK, particularly in the social sciences. This ranges from pioneering work on poverty and inequality by Professor Peter Townsend, to the development of the world’s first publicly available computer language by Professor Tony Brooker. We continue to push the boundaries – from promoting human rights around the world to pioneering the use of big data in developing countries.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1964

Times Ranking: 39

Guardian Ranking: 44

Independent Ranking: 39

Tuition Fee: $ $ $

No. of students: 10000-20000

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

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Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Popular Courses

Business & Management

Location Details

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: Campus

Town/City: Colchester

Nearest Airport: Stansted Airport

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