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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 proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and ranked in the top 30 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Our trailblazing research also 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).. and top 15 for the sixth year running in The National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction (2018, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities*).

We're committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.

The University of Essex has three campuses all within an hour of London: Colchester Campus, Southend Campus and East 15 - Loughton Campus.

Colchester is the original University campus, and is based at Wivenhoe Park. Set in 200 acres of parkland the campus boasts beautiful lakes and views and is only two miles from Colchester in north Essex. The Colchester Campus offers a range of amenities on it's friendly campus, such as accommodation, a sports centre, teaching and research facilities, the Albert Sloman Library, shops, banks, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

In 2007, the Southend Campus opened and offers courses in Business and Entrepreneurship, Nursing and Oral Health sciences, and courses from East 15 Acting School. Located in the heart of the high street, students benefit from having a new state-of-the-art building with modern and high-tech facilities, but also being right in a busy town right by the seaside.

East 15 Acting School - One of the UK's most innovative acting schools is part of The University of Essex. It has its own campus located east of London in Loughton, and offers a dynamic portfolio of degrees that span many areas of training and study of performance for actors, directors and technical theatre specialists. East 15 draws on its long and successful traditions, and combines this with a keen sense of the changing world of theatre today.

The University of Essex train and educate students who want to go and work successfully when they graduate, whether it be in the UK or overseas - offering many opportunities along side their academic study.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Art History Length Location
Art History 3 years Colchester
Art History and History 3 years Colchester
Art History and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Art History with Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Arts Management
Curatorial Studies 3 years Colchester
Performing Arts
Acting 3 years Colchester
Acting (International) 3 years Colchester
Acting and Community Theatre 3 years Colchester
Acting and Contemporary Theatre 3 years Colchester
Acting and Stage Combat 3 years Colchester
Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film) 3 years Colchester
Drama 3 years Colchester
Drama and Literature 3 years Colchester
Physical Theatre 3 years Colchester
Stage and Production Management 3 years Colchester
World Performance 3 years Colchester
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration 3 years Colchester
Finance
Accounting 3 years Colchester
Accounting and Finance 3 years Colchester
Accounting and Management 3 years Colchester
Accounting with Economics 3 years Colchester
Banking and Finance 3 years Colchester
Finance 3 years Colchester
Finance and Management 3 years Colchester
Finance and Mathematics 3 years Colchester
Finance with Mandarin (with year abroad) 4 years Colchester
International Business
International Business and Entrepreneurship 3 years Colchester
Management
Business Management 3 years Colchester
Business Management and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Business Management with a Modern Language 4 years Colchester
Management and Marketing 3 years Colchester
Management Economics 3 years Colchester
Management with Mandarin (with year abroad) 4 years Colchester
Marketing
Marketing 3 years Colchester
Computer Science & IT
Computer Networks 3 years Colchester
Computer Science 3 years Colchester
Computer Systems Engineering 3 years Colchester
Computers with Electronics 3 years Colchester
Data Science & Analytics
Data Science and Analytics 3 years Colchester
Game Design & Development
Computer Games 3 years Colchester
Engineering & Technology
Communications Engineering 3 years Colchester
Robotic Engineering 3 years Colchester
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Engineering 3 years Colchester
Health & Well-Being
Therapeutic Care 3 years Colchester
Dentistry
Oral Health Sciences (Top-Up) 1 year Colchester
Nursing
Nursing (Adult) 3 years Colchester
Nursing (Mental Health) 3 years Colchester
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy 3 years Colchester
Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy 3 years Colchester
Public Health
Childhood Studies 3 years Colchester
Social Work
Social Work 3 years Colchester
Sports Science
Sports and Exercise Science 3 years Colchester
Sports Performance and Coaching 3 years Colchester
Sports Therapy 3 years Colchester
Humanities & Culture
Liberal Arts 3 years Colchester
Anthropology
Social Anthropology 3 years Colchester
Social Anthropology with Human Rights 3 years Colchester
Criminology
Criminology 3 years Colchester
Criminology and American Studies (United States) (term abroad) 3 years Colchester
Criminology with Counselling Skills 3 years Colchester
Criminology with Criminal Law 3 years Colchester
Criminology with Social Psychology 3 years Colchester
Economics
Business Economics 2 years Colchester
Economics 3 years Colchester
Economics and Mathematics 3 years Colchester
Economics and Politics 3 years Colchester
Economics with a Modern Language 4 years Colchester
Economics with Computing 3 years Colchester
Economics with Mathematics 3 years Colchester
Financial Economics 3 years Colchester
Financial Economics and Accounting 3 years Colchester
International Economics 3 years Colchester
History
History 3 years Colchester
History and Criminology 3 years Colchester
History and Economics 3 years Colchester
History and Literature 3 years Colchester
History and Sociology 3 years Colchester
History with Film Studies 3 years Colchester
History with Human Rights 3 years Colchester
Modern History 3 years Colchester
Modern History and International Relations 3 years Colchester
Modern History and Politics 3 years Colchester
International Studies
American Studies (United States) (with a term abroad) 3 years Colchester
American Studies (United States) with Film (term abroad) 3 years Colchester
European Studies with Politics 4 years Colchester
French Studies and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
German Studies and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Global Studies 3 years Colchester
Global Studies and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
International Development 3 years Colchester
Italian Studies and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Latin American Studies (four year course, with a year in Latin America) 4 years Colchester
Latin American Studies with Business Management (with a year in Latin America) 4 years Colchester
Latin American Studies with Human Rights (4 years, with a year in Latin America) 4 years Colchester
Spanish Studies and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (with a year in Latin America) 4 years Colchester
Linguistics
English Language and Linguistics 3 years Colchester
Linguistics 3 years Colchester
Literature
English and United States Literature 3 years Colchester
English Language and Literature 3 years Colchester
English Literature 3 years Colchester
Literature and Art History 3 years Colchester
Literature and Creative Writing 3 years Colchester
Literature and Sociology 3 years Colchester
Philosophy
Philosophy 3 years Colchester
Philosophy and Art History 3 years Colchester
Philosophy and History 3 years Colchester
Philosophy and Law 3 years Colchester
Philosophy and Literature 3 years Colchester
Philosophy and Politics 3 years Colchester
Philosophy and Sociology 3 years Colchester
Philosophy with Human Rights 3 years Colchester
Philosophy, Politics and Economics 3 years Colchester
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics 3 years Colchester
Political Science
Political Economics 3 years Colchester
Political Theory and Public Policy 3 years Colchester
Politics 3 years Colchester
Politics and International Relations 3 years Colchester
Politics with Human Rights 3 years Colchester
Psychology
Psychoanalytic Studies 3 years Colchester
Psychology 3 years Colchester
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience 3 years Colchester
Sociology
English Language and Sociology 3 years Colchester
Sociology 3 years Colchester
Sociology and Criminology 3 years Colchester
Sociology and Politics 3 years Colchester
Sociology with Applied Quantitative Research Methods 3 years Colchester
Sociology with Counselling Skills 3 years Colchester
Sociology with Human Rights 3 years Colchester
Sociology with Psychosocial Studies 3 years Colchester
Sociology with Social Psychology 3 years Colchester
Languages
European Studies and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Language Studies 3 years Colchester
Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Modern Languages and English Language 4 years Colchester
Modern Languages and Linguistics 4 years Colchester
Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language 4 years Colchester
Modern Languages with Latin American Studies (Inc Foundation Year) 5 years Colchester
English
English and Comparative Literature 3 years Colchester
English and French Laws (Maitrise) 4 years Colchester
English Language and Language Development 3 years Colchester
English Language and Language Development (Inc Yr Abroad) 4 years Colchester
French
European Studies with French 4 years Colchester
German
European Studies with German 4 years Colchester
Italian
European Studies with Italian 4 years Colchester
Spanish
European Studies with Spanish 4 years Colchester
Law
Law 3 years Colchester
Law (Senior Status) 2 years Colchester
Law with Business 3 years Colchester
Law with Finance 3 years Colchester
Law with Human Rights 3 years Colchester
Law with Philosophy 3 years Colchester
Law with Politics 3 years Colchester
Media & Communications
Communications and Digital Culture 3 years Colchester
English Language with Media Communication 3 years Colchester
Film & Media Studies
Film and Creative Writing 3 years Colchester
Film Studies 3 years Colchester
Film Studies and Art History 3 years Colchester
Film Studies and Literature 3 years Colchester
Journalism
Journalism and Criminology 3 years Colchester
Journalism and Economics 3 years Colchester
Journalism and English Language 3 years Colchester
Journalism and Liberal Arts 3 years Colchester
Journalism and Literature 3 years Colchester
Journalism and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Journalism and Philosophy 3 years Colchester
Journalism and Politics 3 years Colchester
Journalism and Sociology 3 years Colchester
Journalism with Business Management 3 years Colchester
Journalism with Human Rights 3 years Colchester
Multimedia Journalism 3 years Colchester
Public Relations
International Relations 3 years Colchester
International Relations and Modern Languages 4 years Colchester
Writing
Creative Writing 3 years Colchester
Science
Biology
Biological Sciences 3 years Colchester
Biomedical Science 3 years Colchester
Genetics 3 years Colchester
Genetics and Genomics 3 years Colchester
Chemistry
Biochemistry 3 years Colchester
Marine Science
Marine Biology 3 years Colchester
Mathematics
Actuarial Science 3 years Colchester
Mathematics 3 years Colchester
Mathematics and Statistics 3 years Colchester
Mathematics with Computing 3 years Colchester
Mathematics with Physics 3 years Colchester
Teaching & Education
Special Education
Speech and Language Therapy 3 years Colchester
TESOL
Teaching English as a Foreign Language 3 years Colchester
Tourism & Hospitality
Tourism Management
Tourism Management 3 years Colchester
Master's degree
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science (Integrated Masters) 4 years Colchester
Engineering & Technology
Communications Engineering (Integrated Masters) 4 years Colchester
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Engineering (four-year integrated masters) 4 years Colchester
Languages
Modern Languages (Translation) 4 years Colchester
Diploma / certificate
Art & Design
Performing Arts
International Foundation in Acting 8 months Colchester
Theatre Arts 1 year Colchester
Foundation / Pathway program
Health & Well-Being
Dentistry
Oral Health Sciences 2 years Colchester

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Nick
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The University of Essex offers brilliant facilities of both an academic and social nature. All accommodation provides a home from home. The School of Law provide top class assistance, when needed.
Kate
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I have just completed my final year of study at University of Essex, and my time here has been brilliant. Academically, the government department is one of the best in the country and well known for its excellence, but also the socialising aspect of the university is brilliant. The club and bars on campus are always busy and have things going on...
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Danny
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I studied this cousre at the Southend-On-Sea Campus and graduated in 2009, The course was excellent and has prepared me well for furthering my career. The facilities at the university are of a good standard and really helped me with my degree.
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