University of Essex

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Intake Periods September 2024

About University of Essex

Essex introduces you to people from all over the planet. We are a global community that lives, works and plays together. You study an internationally relevant curriculum, become part of our diverse community, and are taught by academics whose research has global impact.

We are ranked 25th for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022) and at Essex you’ll find the world in one place. We have students from more than 140 countries and over a third of our students are from outside the UK.

The University of Essex is home to the curious, brave and bold. We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We’re a university going places with increasing numbers of students and one of the most international academic communities in the world.

We’re committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. We put student success at the heart of our mission, supporting every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing our students to thrive in their future lives.

Our determination to make a difference in society means we’re in the global top 100 of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which ranked more than 1,400 universities around the world.

Making an impact through our research is at the heart of our University. We’re in the UK top 10 for research quality in four subjects (Grade Point Average, REF2021) and in the UK top 10 for research power in five subjects (Times Higher Education 2022).

Top 40 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023)

Our Students’ Union is 7th in the National Student Survey 2022 for representing students (Broad discipline English universities)

Top for Drama and Dance (The Guardian University Guide 2022)

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University of Essex Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, American Studies, Biology, Business and Management, Computing and IT, Creative Writing, Criminology, Drama and Dance, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing and Midwifery, Philosophy, Physiotherapy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Sports and fitness

Apply to study at University of Essex as an international student