Essex University is a public research university based in Essex, England. It is one of the original seven 'plate glass universities' founded between 1961 to 1965.
There is a high percentage of international students coming from around 140 countries to study at the university and a third of students from outside the United Kingdom. Around 14 per cent of students come from the rest of the European Union.
The courses available are grouped into three faculties: Humanities, Science and Health and Social Sciences. There are 20 different schools and departments within these three faculties.
The university has a number of partnerships with more than 100 higher education institutions from around the world in China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and Singapore.
The University has three campuses, namely Colchester Campus, Southend Campus and Loughton Campus.
Among the three campuses, the Colchester Campus is the largest and home to over 13,000 students from nearly 130 nations. Since 2010, Colchester Campus has housed a science and technology park, the Information Gateway. It is now home to more than 20 companies and the carbon neutral Essex Business School.
Essex University's largest campus is situated in the magnificent parkland of Colchester, the oldest recorded city in the United Kingdom.
The Southend campus is accessed from High Street on a modern multi-million pound campus.
The Loughton campus is a five-minute walk from the nearest London Underground Station, Debden, on the east side of the Central Line, 35 minutes from Liverpool Street.
New full-time students on either Colchester or Southend campus are assured university-provided accommodation for their first year of study, as long as they apply within the specified time period.
The residences at Colchester campus are located between 3–15 minutes 'walk from the center of the campus, while the accommodation at Southend Campus is just a few minutes' walk from the main buildings.
The University of Essex rates Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017), which means that the university has an outstanding educational experience. Also Essex is the top 15 in England for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019, mainstream universities)
Faculty of Humanities,
Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Social Sciences
Why University of Essex?
Gold award for teaching: the highest possible standard.
Top 5 in the UK and Top 25 in the world for foreign perspectives (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)
Location benefits: an enticing city less than 1 hour from London, lower living costs.
Top 15 student satisfaction survey in England (National Student Survey 2019)
How to Reach? Or Travel
The Colchester Campus is a short bus ride from the city center and the railway station, with trains to central London taking less than one hour.
The Southend Campus is less than one hour by train to London and is close to London Southend Airport.
The Loughton Campus is 5 minutes away from Debden Underground Station.
Qscar Arias (President of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Daniel Libeskind (Architect)
John Bercow (Speaker of the House of Commons)
Christopher A. Pissarides (Nobel Prize winning economist)
English Language Requirements:
IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
BSc Nursing (Adult) and BSc Nursing (Mental Health) – 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing, and 7.0 in all other components.
BA Multimedia Journalism – 7.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
BA Social Work, BSc Physiotherapy and BSc Occupational Therapy – 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.
BSc Speech and Language Therapy – 8.0 overall with a minimum of 7.5 in each component.
Essex Business School (MBA) – 6.5 or equivalent with no modules less than 6.
TOEFL – 76 overall and no subtest less than 17 in listening and writing,18 in reading, 20 in speaking
PTE – 51 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.
IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent with no modules less than 5.5
TOEFL – 88 overall and no subtest less than 17 in listening and writing,18 in reading, 20 in speaking
PTE – 60 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components
Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Costs per year
Overall cost of living
Please note that fees will vary.
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