Essex has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Ranked in the top 20 in 2014 for world-leading research, top 2 for student satisfaction, and predicted to reach 13th overall for teaching excellence. Essex is one of the UK's most internationally diverse campus universities with students from more than 130 countries. The main campus is in Colchester, with a second campus in Southend, and the East 15 Acting School in Loughton. Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland in Colchester Campus, the bustling and lively town centre of Southend-on-Sea, or our prestigious school in Loughton; you’ll never be more than an hour from London with excellent transport links.
University of Essex is one of the few universities in the UK to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark, with 90% satisfaction amongst international students living on University of Essex based accommodation. University accommodation is guaranteed to all students studying at the main campuses, who apply before the deadline.
Essex offers a range of undergraduate degrees including study abroad years, integrated industry placement years, and an equally diverse range of postgraduate opportunities. You will find a unique interdisciplinary experience for students who wish to combine subjects as part of their degree. With outstanding student support Essex has a high employability rate, with over 90% of international graduates in work or further study six months after completing their degree (DLHE Survey).
The new Essex Business School building at the Colchester Campus offers an innovative setting for teaching, a beautifully-crafted learning environment including Bloomberg terminals. The Finance and Accounting department is ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet (QS World University Rankings 2015).
Essex has a range of notable alumni worldwide including members of parliament, a president, an astronaut, film directors and Nobel Prize winners. Find out about joining our exceptional global community.