University of Essex

- United Kingdom


We are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.

Tenacious, bold, challenging: this is what it means to be part of the University of Essex community. From pioneering research which informs social change, to student activism which began in the 1960s, and continues to this day, we have never accepted the status quo.

Our teaching is informed by research, we arm our students with the knowledge and courage to change the world for the better, and to pursue a lifelong journey of exploration.

Essex is a genuine global community. With more than 130 countries represented within our student body, and 40% of our students from overseas, we are one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK. Internationalism is in our DNA. Our teaching and research is founded on global issues and internationally-focused initiatives including Languages for All and Study Abroad equip our students with the skills they need to be truly global citizens.

No matter which campus you’re based at, you’ll feel like a member of the Essex community. We have three campuses at Colchester, Loughton and Southend. Each campus is different but offers the same world-class education.


Faculty of Humanities and Comparative Studies

·         Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities (CISH)

·         Department of History

·         Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

·         International Academy

·         School of Philosophy and Art History

Faculty of Law and Management

·         Essex Business School

·         School of Law

·         Human Rights Centre

·         Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution

·         Professional Development Studies

Faculty of Science and Engineering

·         School of Biological Sciences

·         Department of Mathematical Sciences

·         Department of Psychology

·         School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

·         School of Health and Human Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

·         Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies

·         Department of Economics

·         Department of Government

·         Department of Language and Linguistics

·         Department of Sociology

·         Institute for Social and Economic Research

English Requirements


University of Essex scholarships: Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships and Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarships to bursaries, research council funding, awards funded by charities and other external organizations. For detailed information please contact university.

Tution Fee

Undergraduate fees for international students 2014-15
Undergraduate courses £11,950
Undergraduate laboratory-based degrees: 
Biological Sciences, Psychology and Health and Human Sciences
International Foundation Programme and Year Zero of a four-year degree programme £9,250
International Diploma in Business £11,950


Postgraduate fees for international students 2014-15
Postgraduate taught Masters courses £13,500 - £14,950
Postgraduate research courses £11,950 - £13,950
Pre-Masters courses £4,475 - £8,950
MBA Business Administration £16,950
Visiting research students fees