Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold.
University of Essex is a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. With over 12,000 students from more than 130 different countries – making it one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex. As one of the top 2% of universities in the world, they're proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years.
At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. University's trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and they're placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), coming a fantastic fourth for social science, and housing the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began.
University of Essex is loved by students too, who’ve voted it top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for three years in a row. Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland of Colchester Campus, the bustling and lively town centre of Southend-on-Sea, or in stately home at Loughton, this is your chance to become a member of one of the happiest groups of students around.
University of Essex offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees in areas such as politics, biological science, business, law, computer science and more. The flexibility of courses gives you the power to pursue the things that matter to you.
If you’ve got a sense of adventure, widen your experience even further by studying abroad – a life-changing experience that’ll enhance your employability and give you the opportunity to grow. Explore another culture, discover fresh ways of learning, develop new skills, and set yourself a challenge for a full year, and university will even cover your tuition fees whilst you’re away.
To explore what it's like to be an Essex student you can watch video The moments that make us. An Essex student story.
Join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, well-loved actors, astronauts, and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share the Essex spirit.
Starting from just over £76 per week (some of the cheapest in the UK!), university's comprehensive range of award-winning accommodation is sure to make you feel at home – they've got something to suit every budget and every personality. And the best bit? For students studying in our Colchester or Southend campuses, accommodation is guaranteed for your first year here.
The University of Essex offers a range of rooms and flats to suit your needs, preferences and budget, all within walking distance of your department and campus facilities. There are accommodation at Colchester Campus and accommodation at Southend Campus.
Here you can watch some videos to explore what it’s like to live on campus:
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