University of Essex
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1964
Address: Wivenhoe Park
Introduction

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions. Founded in 1964, we have developed a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research. Essex is consistently ranked in the UK’s top ten universities for its overall research quality, and achieves the top ranking for social science research. Ranked in the top 20 in England for student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey for 2011, we have more than 10,000 students studying at our three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend. Academic departments span the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, and law and management. We are the UK's most internationally diverse campus university, with students drawn from more than 130 countries. Our founding principles – to be interdisciplinary, international, and inclusive – remain at the heart of what we strive to achieve.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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501-600
2018
501-600
2019
501-600
2020
401-500
2021
401-500
2022
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Political Sciences
33
Economics
76-100
Finance
76-100
Sociology
101-150
Psychology
151-200
Public Administration
151-200
Telecommunication Engineering
201-300
Computer Science & Engineering
201-300
Key Statistics
14255
Total Enrollment
4520(31.7%)
International Students
11570
Undergraduate Enrollment
3210(27.7%)
International Students
2685
Graduate Enrollment
1310(48.8%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Ba Accounting
Ba Accounting (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Accounting (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Accounting And Finance
Ba Accounting And Finance (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Accounting And Finance (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Accounting And Management
Ba Accounting And Management (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Accounting And Management (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Accounting With Economics
Ba Accounting With Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Accounting With Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Acting
Ba Acting And Community Theatre
Ba Acting And Contemporary Theatre
Ba Acting And Stage Combat
Ba American (United States) Studies
Ba American (United States) Studies With Film
Ba American History
Ba American History (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba American History (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Art History & History (Including Year Abroad) (Subject To Approval)
Ba Art History And History (Subject To Approval)
Ba Business Management And Modern Languages
Ba Creative Writing
Ba Creative Writing (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Criminology
Ba Criminology (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Criminology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Criminology And American Studies
Ba Criminology And The Media
Ba Criminology And The Media (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Criminology With Social Psychology
Ba Criminology With Social Psychology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Drama
Ba Drama (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Drama And Literature
Ba Drama And Literature (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Drama And Modern Languages
Ba Economics
Ba Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Economics And Politics
Ba Economics And Politics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Economics With French
Ba Economics With French (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Economics With German
Ba Economics With German (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Economics With Italian
Ba Economics With Italian (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Economics With Portuguese
Ba Economics With Portuguese (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Economics With Spanish
Ba Economics With Spanish (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English And United States Literature
Ba English And United States Literature (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English Language
Ba English Language (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba English Language (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English Language And English Language Teaching
Ba English Language And English Language Teaching (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English Language And History
Ba English Language And History (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English Language And Linguistics
Ba English Language And Linguistics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English Language And Literature
Ba English Language And Literature (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English Language, Language Acquisition And Language Disorders
Ba English Language, Language Acquisition And Language Disorders (Including Year Abroad)
Ba English Literature
Ba English Literature (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba English Literature (Including Year Abroad)
Ba European Studies
Ba European Studies And Modern Languages
Ba European Studies With French
Ba European Studies With German
Ba European Studies With Italian
Ba European Studies With Politics
Ba European Studies With Spanish
Ba Film And Creative Writing
Ba Film And Creative Writing (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Film Studies
Ba Film Studies (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Film Studies And History Of Art
Ba Film Studies And Literature
Ba Film Studies And Literature (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Financial Economics
Ba Financial Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba French Studies And Modern Languages
Ba German Studies And Modern Languages
Ba History
Ba History (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba History (Including Year Abroad)
Ba History And Criminology
Ba History And Criminology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba History And Economics
Ba History And Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba History And Film Studies (Subject To Approval)
Ba History And Literature
Ba History And Literature (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba History And Literature (Including Year Abroad)
Ba History And Modern Languages
Ba History And Sociology
Ba History And Sociology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba History Of Art
Ba History Of Art (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba History Of Art (Including Year Abroad)
Ba History Of Art And Modern Languages
Ba History Of Art With Modern Languages
Ba History With Film Studies
Ba History With Film Studies (Including Year Abroad)
Ba History With Human Rights (Including Year Abroad) (Subject To Approval)
Ba History With Human Rights (Subject To Approval)
Ba History With Modern Languages
Ba Humanities
Ba Humanities (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba International Development
Ba International Development (Including Year Abroad)
Ba International Economics
Ba International Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba International Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba International Relations
Ba International Relations (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba International Relations (Including Year Abroad)
Ba International Relations And Modern Languages (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Italian Studies And Modern Languages
Ba Language Studies
Ba Latin American Studies
Ba Latin American Studies With Business Management
Ba Latin American Studies With Human Rights
Ba Law And Human Rights
Ba Law And Human Rights (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Linguistics
Ba Linguistics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Linguistics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Literature And History Of Art
Ba Literature And History Of Art (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Literature And Modern Languages
Ba Literature And Myth
Ba Literature And Myth (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Literature And Myth (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Literature And Sociology
Ba Literature And Sociology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Literature With Modern Languages
Ba Management Economics
Ba Management Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Management Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Media, Culture And Society
Ba Media, Culture And Society (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Media, Culture And Society (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Modern History
Ba Modern History & Politics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Modern History (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Modern History (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Modern History And International Relations
Ba Modern History And International Relations (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Modern History And Politics
Ba Modern Languages
Ba Modern Languages And English Language
Ba Modern Languages And Linguistics
Ba Modern Languages And Teaching English As A Foreign Language
Ba Modern Languages With Latin American Studies
Ba Modern Languages With Professional Skills
Ba Philosophy
Ba Philosophy (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Philosophy (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy And Film
Ba Philosophy And Film (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy And History
Ba Philosophy And History (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Philosophy And History (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy And Law
Ba Philosophy And Law (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy And Literature
Ba Philosophy And Literature (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Philosophy And Literature (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy And Modern Languages
Ba Philosophy And Politics
Ba Philosophy And Politics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy And Sociology
Ba Philosophy And Sociology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy With Human Rights
Ba Philosophy With Human Rights (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy With Modern Languages
Ba Philosophy, Politics And Economics
Ba Philosophy, Politics And Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Philosophy, Religion And Ethics
Ba Philosophy, Religion And Ethics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Physical Theatre
Ba Politics
Ba Politics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Politics (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Politics And Law
Ba Politics And Law (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Politics And Modern Languages
Ba Politics And Sociology
Ba Politics And Sociology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Politics With Human Rights
Ba Politics With Human Rights (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Portuguese Studies And Modern Languages
Ba Psychology
Ba Psychology (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Psychology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Social & Cultural History (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Social And Cultural History
Ba Sociology
Ba Sociology & Humanities
Ba Sociology & Humanities (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Sociology & Humanities (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Sociology (Including Year Abroad) Abroad)
Ba Sociology (Social Sciences) (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Sociology And Criminology
Ba Sociology And Criminology (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Ba Sociology And Criminology (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Sociology And Management
Ba Sociology And Management (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Sociology Of Language
Ba Sociology Of Language (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Sociology With Human Rights
Ba Sociology With Human Rights (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Spanish Studies And Modern Languages
Ba Spanish Studies With Latin American Studies
Ba Spanish, Portuguese And Brazilian Studies
Ba Stage Management And Technical Theatre
Ba Teaching English As A Foreign Language
Ba Teaching English As A Foreign Language (Including Year Abroad)
Ba Therapeutic Communication And Therapeutic Organisations
Ba World Performance
Bba Business Administration
Beng Computer Networks
Beng Computer Systems Engineering
Beng Computers And Electronics
Beng Electronic Engineering
Beng Electronic Engineering (Including Year Abroad)
Beng Telecommunication Engineering
Beng Telecommunication Engineering (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Accounting And Mathematics
Bsc Accounting And Mathematics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Actuarial Science (Subject To Approval)
Bsc Banking And Finance
Bsc Banking And Finance (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Banking And Finance With A Modern Language
Bsc Biochemistry
Bsc Biochemistry
Bsc Biochemistry (Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Biological Sciences
Bsc Biological Sciences (Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Biological Sciences (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Biomedical Science
Bsc Business Management
Bsc Business Management (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Business Management (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Computer Games
Bsc Computer Science
Bsc Computer Science (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Computer Science (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Computers And Electronics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Computing And Mathematics
Bsc Computing And Mathematics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Ecology
Bsc Ecology (Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Ecology (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Economics
Bsc Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Economics And Mathematics
Bsc Economics And Mathematics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Economics With Mathematics
Bsc Finance
Bsc Finance (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Finance (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Finance And Mathematics
Bsc Finance And Mathematics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Finance And Modern Languages
Bsc Finance With A Modern Language
Bsc Financial Economics
Bsc Financial Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Financial Management
Bsc Financial Management (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Financial Management (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Genetics
Bsc Genetics (Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Genetics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Health Studies
Bsc Health Studies (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Health Studies (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Information And Communication Technology
Bsc International Business And Entrepreneurship
Bsc International Economics
Bsc International Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc International Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Management And Marketing
Bsc Management And Marketing (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Management And Mathematics
Bsc Management And Mathematics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Management Economics
Bsc Management Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Management Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Management With Mathematics
Bsc Management With Mathematics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Management, Mathematics And Economics
Bsc Management, Mathematics And Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Management, Mathematics And Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Marine Biology
Bsc Marine Biology (Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Marine Biology (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Marketing
Bsc Mathematics
Bsc Mathematics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Mathematics And Humanities
Bsc Mathematics And Humanities (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Mathematics For Secondary Teaching
Bsc Mathematics For Secondary Teaching (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Mathematics With A Modern Language (Including Year Abroad) (Subject To Approval)
Bsc Mathematics With A Modern Language (Subject To Approval)
Bsc Mathematics With Computing
Bsc Mathematics With Computing (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Mathematics With Economics
Bsc Mathematics With Economics (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Mathematics, Cryptography And Network Security
Bsc Mathematics, Cryptography And Network Security (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Molecular Medicine And Biochemistry (Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Nursing (Adult)
Bsc Nursing (Mental Health)
Bsc Psychology
Bsc Psychology (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Psychology (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Social Psychology And Sociology
Bsc Social Psychology And Sociology (Including Year Abroad)
Bsc Sports And Exercise Science
Bsc Sports And Exercise Science (Including Foundation Year)
Bsc Sports And Exercise Science (Including Year Abroad)
Fda Stage Management And Technical Theatre
Fda Therapeutic Communication And Therapeutic Organisations - Adult
Fda Therapeutic Communication And Therapeutic Organisations - Child And Adolescent
Fdsc Health Science (Care Of The Adult)
Fdsc Health Science (Mental Health)
Fdsc Oral Health Science
Llb English And French Law (Maitrise)
Llb Law
Llb Law (4 Years Including Foundation Year)
Llb Law And Human Rights
Llb Law And Philosophy
Llb Law And Politics
Llb Laws (Including Year Abroad)
Mecol Applied Ecology
Mmarbiol Marine Biology
Msci Computer Science
Graduate Programs
Doctor Of Medicine (Md)
Llm European Union Law
Llm Health Care Law And Human Rights
Llm International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law
Llm International Human Rights Law
Llm International Trade Law
Llm Internet Law
Llm Uk Human Rights And Public Law
Ma Acting
Ma Acting (International)
Ma Advertising, Marketing And The Media (Subject To Approval)
Ma Applied Linguistics
Ma Applied Linguistics And Intercultural Communication
Ma Art History And Theory
Ma Chinese-English Translation And Interpreting (Subject To Approval)
Ma Computer Assisted Language Learning
Ma Conflict Resolution
Ma Continental Philosophy
Ma Creative Writing
Ma Critical Management And Curating
Ma Cultural And Social History
Ma Curating Contemporary Art
Ma Curating Latin American Art
Ma Digital History
Ma English For Specific Purposes
Ma English Language
Ma English Language And Linguistics
Ma English Language And Literature
Ma English Language Teaching
Ma English Language Teaching (Young Learners)
Ma Environmental Governance: The Natural World, Science And Society
Ma Ethics, Politics And Public Policy
Ma European Integration And European Politics
Ma Film And Literature
Ma Film Studies
Ma Filmmaking
Ma Gallery Studies And Critical Curating
Ma Gallery Studies With Dissertation
Ma Global And Comparative Politics
Ma Health And Organisational Research
Ma History
Ma Human Rights And Cultural Diversity
Ma Ideology And Discourse Analysis
Ma International Relations
Ma International Relations And The Media
Ma Jungian And Post-Jungian Studies
Ma Language Acquisition
Ma Language Disorders
Ma Language Testing And Programme Evaluation
Ma Linguistic Studies
Ma Linguistics
Ma Literature
Ma Local, Community And Family History
Ma Longitudinal Social Research
Ma Management And Organisational Dynamics
Ma Management And Professional Communication
Ma Management Studies
Ma Myth, Literature, And The Unconscious
Ma Philosophy And Health Care Ethics
Ma Philosophy And Health Care Law
Ma Philosophy And Psychoanalysis
Ma Philosophy, Law And Human Rights
Ma Philosophy, Politics And Environmental Issues
Ma Phonology
Ma Political Behaviour
Ma Political Economy
Ma Political Theory
Ma Politics
Ma Psychoanalytic Studies
Ma Psychosocial Studies
Ma Public Opinion And Polling
Ma Refugee Care
Ma Researching History In Britain
Ma Sociolinguistics
Ma Sociolinguistics Of The Arab World
Ma Sociological Research
Ma Sociology
Ma Sociology And Management
Ma Teaching English As A Foreign Language
Ma Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages
Ma Theatre
Ma Theatre Directing
Ma Theory And Practice Of Human Rights
Ma Translation, Interpreting And Subtitling (Subject To Approval)
Ma Translation, Literature And The Practice Of Translating Literary Texts (Subject To Approval)
Ma Varieties Of English
Ma Wild Writing: Literature And The Environment
Master Ph Public Health
MBA Business Administration
Mfa Acting
Mfa Acting (International)
Mfa Theatre Directing
Mres Accounting, Finance And Management
Mres Analysing Language Use
Mres Experimental Linguistics
Mres Health Studies
Mres International Relations
Mres Linguistics
Mres Political Economy
Mres Politics
Msc Accounting
Msc Accounting And Finance
Msc Accounting And Financial Economics
Msc Accounting And Financial Management
Msc Accounting And Management
Msc Advanced Web Engineering
Msc Applied Economics And Data Analysis
Msc Banking And Finance
Msc Biotechnology
Msc Cardiac Rehabilitation
Msc Cognitive Neuropsychology
Msc Cognitive Neuroscience
Msc Computational Finance
Msc Computational Intelligence
Msc Computer And Information Networks
Msc Computer Engineering
Msc Computer Science
Msc Computer Security
Msc Conflict Resolution
Msc Corporate Governance
Msc Creative Industry Management
Msc Criminology And Socio-Legal Research
Msc Discrete Mathematics And Its Applications
Msc Economics
Msc Economics And Econometrics
Msc Embedded Systems
Msc Entrepreneurship And Innovation
Msc Environmental Governance: The Natural World, Science And Society
Msc Environmental Resource Management
Msc European Integration And European Politics
Msc Finance
Msc Finance And Investment
Msc Finance And Management
Msc Financial And Business Economics
Msc Financial Decision Making With Applications
Msc Financial Economics
Msc Financial Economics And Econometrics
Msc Financial Engineering And Risk Management
Msc Financial Software Engineering
Msc Global And Comparative Politics
Msc High Frequency Finance And Trading
Msc Human Rights And Research Methods
Msc Intelligent Systems And Robotics
Msc International Accounting
Msc International Business And Entrepreneurship
Msc International Economics
Msc International Finance
Msc International Management
Msc International Marketing And Entrepreneurship
Msc International Relations
Msc Management Economics
Msc Management Psychology
Msc Management, Marketing And Society
Msc Marine Biology
Msc Mathematics And Finance
Msc Molecular Medicine
Msc Natural Environment And Society
Msc Nursing (Adult) (Pre-Registration)
Msc Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-Registration)
Msc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)
Msc Operational Research And Computer Science
Msc Organisation Studies And International Human Resource Management
Msc Organised Crime, Terrorism And Security
Msc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
Msc Political Behaviour
Msc Political Economy
Msc Politics
Msc Psychology
Msc Public Opinion And Polling
Msc Research Methods In Health
Msc Research Methods In Psychology
Msc Social And Community Enterprise Management
Msc Speech And Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)
Msc Statistics And Computer Science
Msc Statistics And Data Analysis
Msc Statistics And Econometrics
Msc Statistics And Operational Research
Msc Survey Methodology
Msc Telecommunication And Information Systems