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University of Essex

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.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Art History Delivery method Length Location
Art History BA On campus Colchester
Performing Arts
Acting BA On campus 3 years Loughton
Drama BA On campus Colchester
Business Management BSc On campus Colchester
Accounting BSc On campus 3 years Colchester
Actuarial Science BSc On campus Colchester
Finance BSc On campus Colchester
International Business
International Business and Entrepreneurship BSc On campus Southend
BSc Marketing On campus Southend
Computer Science & IT
BEng Mechatronic Systems On campus Colchester
Computer Science BSc On campus Colchester
Data Science & Analytics
Data Science and Analytics BSc On campus Colchester
Engineering & Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Engineering BEng On campus Colchester
Health & Well-Being
BSc Oral Health Science On campus 1 year Southend
Health Care Practice BSc On campus 5 years Colchester
BSc Nursing On campus 3 years Multiple (2)
Occupational Therapy
BSc Occupational Therapy On campus 3 years Colchester
BSc Speech and Language Therapy On campus Colchester
BSc Physiotherapy On campus 3 years Colchester
Social Work
BA Social Work On campus 3 years Southend
Sports Science
BSc Sports and Exercise Science On campus Colchester
BSc Sports Therapy On campus Colchester
Humanities & Culture
BA Liberal Arts On campus Colchester
Criminology BA On campus Colchester
Economics BA On campus Colchester
History BA On campus Colchester
International Studies
American Studies (United States) BA On campus Colchester
BA Global Studies and Latin American Studies On campus 4 years Colchester
European Studies BA On campus Colchester
Global Studies BA On campus Colchester
BA Linguistics On campus Colchester
BA Philosophy On campus Colchester
Political Science
BA Politics On campus Colchester
BA Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies On campus Colchester
BSc Psychology On campus Colchester
BA Sociology On campus Colchester
BA Modern Languages On campus 4 years Colchester
BA English and Comparative Literature On campus Colchester
English Language and Linguistics BA On campus Colchester
LLB Law On campus Colchester

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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.
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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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.


University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester

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