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University of Essex

Essex provides a home for the tenacious, the bold, the inquisitive and those impatient for change.

About the institution

The University of Essex is home to the tenacious, the bold, the inquisitive and those impatient for change. 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 are determined to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do. We're committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Making an impact through our research is at the heart of our University. We're in the UK top 10 for research quality in four subjects (Grade Point Average, REF2021) and in the UK top 10 for research power in five subjects (Times Higher Education 2022).

At Essex you will find the world in one place, where you will be working, living and studying with people from across the world. We are ranked 25th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022).

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Number of Undergraduate Students

13800

Average First Year Class Size

Dependent on modules

Size of Instituition

Large Institution 15,000-30,000

Selectivity

Selective (25-50% admitted)

Campus Style

Suburban Campus

Education Model

Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution

Are there internship opportunities?

Yes. Placement years are available with most undergraduate courses

Are there study abroad options?

Yes. Study abroad is available with most undergraduate courses

Cost of Tuition

£18,585-£27,500 (2023/24)

Funding

Yet to be confirmed for 2024 entry

IB Grade Requirements

32 Points

UFP Grade Requirements

Yes - Advice can be provided to UFP students

Subjects

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World Top 500

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We are 32nd out of 130 UK universities in the Complete University Guide 2024

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1st for overall student positivity in East Anglia (National Student Survey 2023)
Top 8 in the UK for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education 2023)

Accounting & Finance
UK Top 100
Accounting & Finance
World Top 200
Biological Sciences
UK Top 50
Biomedical Science
UK Top 100
Business & Management Studies
UK Top 100
Childhood & Youth Studies
UK Top 50
Communication & Media Studies
UK Top 50
Computer Science
UK Top 50
Counselling, Psychotherapy & Occupational Therapy
UK Top 50
Creative Writing
UK Top 30
Dance, Drama & Cinematics
UK Top 30
Economics
UK Top 50
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
UK Top 50
English
UK Top 100
French
UK Top 50
General Engineering
UK Top 30
German
UK Top 30
History
UK Top 100
Law
UK Top 50
Linguistics
UK Top 30
Marketing
UK Top 100
Mathematics
UK Top 50
Medical Technology & Bioengineering
UK Top 50
Nursing & Midwifery
UK Top 100
Philosophy
UK Top 30
Subject Name
Degree Area
Accounting & Finance
Business
American Studies
Language & Culture
Anthropology
Society & Social Sciences
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computing & ICT
Biochemistry/Biomedicine
Sciences
Biological Sciences
Sciences
Business and Management
Business
Computer Games and Graphics
Computing & ICT
Computer Science
Computing & ICT
Creative Writing
English & Media
Data Science
Computing & ICT
Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Drama & Theatre
Performing Arts
Economics
Society & Social Sciences
Electronic/Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English Literature and/or Language
English & Media
Film and Media Production
Art & Design
History
Society & Social Sciences
History of Art
Society & Social Sciences
Hospitality Leisure and Tourism
Business
Interdisciplinary Study of Global Challenges
Society & Social Sciences
International Relations
Society & Social Sciences
Journalism
English & Media
Law
Society & Social Sciences
Liberal Arts Only
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Linguistics
Language & Culture
Marketing
Business
Mathematics
Mathematics
Modern Languages Mixed
Language & Culture
Nursing
Medicine & Healthcare
Occupational Therapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Philosophy
Society & Social Sciences
Physiotherapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Politics
Society & Social Sciences
Psychology
Society & Social Sciences
Sociology
Society & Social Sciences
Speech and Language Therapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Sport Science
Sciences
Statistics
Mathematics

Careers and Employability

Our careers service can offer you a wealth of support to jump-start your career. We include career-focused modules across all our degree and provide mentoring opportunities for all students. Set yourself up for success by putting what you learn into practice, which could include helping our entrepreneurial students their own business.

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