University of Essex

Colchester, England
Public-University

Overview

The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England. It was established in 1963, welcomed its first students in 1964 and received its Royal Charter in 1965.

Essex was named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards in November 2018.

Essex’s largest campus is the Colchester Campus within Wivenhoe Park, less than a mile (1.6 km) from Wivenhoe and two miles (3 km) from Colchester. Apart from the Colchester Campus, there is a campus in Southend-on-Sea and East 15 Acting School is based at the Loughton Campus. Essex’s motto, “Thought the harder, heart the keener”, is adapted from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Battle of Maldon.

Essex has collaborative partnerships with 18 institutions around the world. UK partnerships include Kaplan Open Learning (provider of University of Essex Online), Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and University of Essex International College. International partnerships include a franchise arrangement with Kaplan Singapore and double and dual degrees with several universities in Europe and Asia.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 ranked Essex in the top twenty universities in the UK for the quality of its research and the top five for social science. Essex is in the top 50 for the social sciences and law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 by subject. Overall Essex is ranked 251st-300th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 and 29th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. Essex was shortlisted in the University of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018.

Essex has produced many notable alumni in several fields, including two Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists, artists, and politicians. In addition, there are two former academics who are Nobel Laureates.

26 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1965
Size Medium
14,585 Students
Location
Colchester
England

Learning

2,3,4,5 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Theology
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Applying

How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL iBT, PTE, CAE, CPE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Jan
15
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of undergraduate courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 12,950
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available

Merit-based
Need-based
External
Regional
Sports

Scholarships

International Baccalaureate Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements You must meet all of the following conditions: have received an offer of admission for entry to the University of Essex for 2019 register for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Essex with first enrolment in 2019-20 be in your first year of study at the University at the start of the award have obtained 34 points or more in the International Baccalaureate
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details You are not eligible for the award if you fall into any of the following categories: you are on a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship course your course is at East 15 Acting School you are directly continuing from one course to another (for example, from foundation degree or HND on to the final year of an honours degree) you are transferring into the second year from another UK higher education institution
Sports scholarships
Total Worth £1000
Eligibility and Requirements Undergraduate Sportsperson
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
University of Essex Bursary
Total Worth £2,500
Eligibility and Requirements You must meet all of the following conditions: be eligible for UK home fees and ordinarily resident in the UK (international and EU students are not eligible) have an annual household income of up to £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance England or other UK student funding provider have registered to study a full-time undergraduate course at Essex, starting in 2018-19 , have made a means-tested application to Student Finance England (or other UK student funding provider) with Essex as your chosen institution, have given your consent to the sharing of financial details and have been deemed eligible for support
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
Other Details You are not eligible for the award if you fall into any of the following categories: you are directly continuing from one course to another (for example, from foundation degree or HND on to the final year of an honours degree) you are transferring in from another UK higher education institution, but not in your first year of higher education you are on a leave of absence you are studying an online distance-learning or Higher/Degree Apprenticeship course