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

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Average rating 4.8

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Nick
(5)
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
(4)
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
(5)
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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