University of Essex

United Kingdom

The University of Essex is a British public research university which was established in 1963 and received its Royal Charter in 1965.

The university exhibits an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body. The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008 ranked Essex ninth in the UK for the quality of its research with more than 90% of research recognised internationally for its quality, with 22% of research rated as 'world leading'. The university is referenced by QS World University Rankings as a world leader in social science, with internationally recognised strengths in the humanities.

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Our campuses

The Campus was originally designed to be a university town with all facilities on one site. Within easy walking distance you will find teaching buildings, award-winning student accommodation, shops, banks, a gallery and a theatre, bars and cafés, and sports facilities. Wivenhoe Park, in which our Colchester Campus is set, has a fascinating history. Today, its striking landscape of more than 200 acres provides a tranquil place for all to enjoy. The parkland is home to a range of plants and wildlife including some extraordinary and historic trees. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1963
Student
Population
10154
Staff
Population
672
Male to Female
Ratio
46 : 54
International
Students
44%
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
Essex@therightu.com
Social
Strengths
Performing Arts
The Times Drama, Dance and Cinematics
United Kingdom
1st
Area Studies
Guardian American studies
United Kingdom
2nd
Politics
ARWU Political Sciences
United Kingdom
4th
Nursing & Health Science
Guardian Nursing & Midwifery
United Kingdom
6th
Sociology
QS Sociology
United Kingdom
6th
Economics
ARWU Economics
United Kingdom
8th
Linguistics
Times Social sciences
United Kingdom
9th
Social Work & Policy
Times Social sciences
United Kingdom
9th
Scholarships
Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship
£3000 for tuition
2 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
University of Essex Sports Scholarships
Up to £3000 for tuition
Limited quantity
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
International Baccalaureate Excellence Scholarship
£2000 for tuition
Unlimited quantity
Essex Global Partners’ Scholarship
Up to £2000 for tuition
Unlimited quantity
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Notable Alumni

David Yates Film Director
David Yates is an English filmmaker who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions, including the final four films in the Harry Potter film series. While at the University of Essex, Yates formed the Film and Video Production Society. He graduated with a BA Government in 1987.
Student Life
Media
A year of success at Essex

"A video to celebrate everything great that has happened at the University of Essex in the past year (2013-14) from research achievements, to students' triumphs and teaching awards."