Ranking  338   35
Country United Kingdom
City Colchester
Bachelor (foreigners)15,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)13,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)17,589 USD/year.
Master (citizens)10,553 USD/year.
Cost of living $662-1,239 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1964
Teachers 763
Students 10,760
Foreigners 44%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Thought the harder, heart the keener
• Privy Council
• 1994 Group
• Universities UK
World ranking338
Country ranking35
International Faculty57
International Students23
Citations per Faculty265
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities243
Social Sciences and Management143
Ranking in world by discipline
Economics & Business101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking338
QS World University Rankings303
ARWU Academic Ranking401
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة إسكس
German University of Essex
Spanish Universidad de Essex
French Université de Essex
Japanese エセックス大学
Korean 에식스대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Essex
Russian Университет Эссекса
Chinese 艾塞克斯大学
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University of Essex - public higher education institution in United Kingdom. University of Essex opened its doors in 1964. The campus of the university is well known in Colchester where it is located.

University ranking. University of Essex regularly ranks high among the universities of United Kingdom. University of Essex is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities. It excels in the fields of: «Arts and Humanities», «Social Sciences and Management», «Economics & Business».

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission process is based on the certificate of previous education provided by the applicant and academic performance. The university shares the popular system in United Kingdom that divides the academic year into semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 15,000 USD per year. University of Essex is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 13,000 USD per year of study. Also the university allows students to participate in scholarship programs, that can dramatically reduce the cost of their tuition. Among the programs applicants can also find their online equivalents and other online courses. More information about tuition fees and admission requirements can be found on the official website of the university(http://www.essex.ac.uk).

The composition of the university. University of Essex is average in size with a capacity of 11 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. About half of the students are foreigners. 763 specialists are employed by the university. Многие преподаватели University of Essex - иностранные специалисты. During studies the students have the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. You can meet the students by following the university on social media: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of University of Essex. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered. It is a member of 1994 Group, as well as Universities UK.

University of Essex - Official Description

The University of Essex was born during a rare moment of national hope and enthusiasm in the early 1960s, when everything seemed possible and new departures seemed essential. Our campuses at Colchester, Southend and Loughton are all different, but they all share the same approach to delivering an exceptional learning experience. We are 2nd for Student Satisfaction and we are one of the top 3 UK universities for research in social sciences according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The university exhibits an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body. Essex is among the smallest multi-faculty universities in Britain and was a member of the 1994 Group. Despite its small size, Essex has developed an international reputation for teaching and research. The annual Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, now approaching its 41st year, attracts faculty and students from all over the world as does the human rights centre celebrating its 25th year.

Bachelor - University of Essex

We are Essex: a close-knit, welcoming, 12,000-strong community, with a powerful, pioneering global outlook. At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence, coming fourth for social science, and consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country. Our students love us, voting us top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for three years in a row. This is your chance to become a member of one of the happiest groups of students around. Feeling adventurous? Widen your experience by studying abroad. Explore another culture, develop new skills, and set yourself a challenge for a full year, and we’ll even cover your tuition fees whilst you’re away. Our award-winning accommodation is sure to make you feel at home. And the best bit? It's guaranteed for your first year here. Join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts, and over 75,000 other alumni who've gone on to shape the world. Start exploring and find your perfect course today. Up for a challenge and want to make a real difference? Welcome home.

Master - University of Essex

We are Essex. Be taught and supported by world-leading academics, have the freedom to ask difficult questions, and a genuine license to take intellectual risks as a postgraduate student at the University of Essex. Join our lively and supportive postgraduate community and immerse yourself in pioneering thinking. If you’re keen to make an impact and change the world around you, welcome home. For over fifty years, we’ve provided a supportive and empowering, research-intense environment, placing us in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence, fourth for social science, and consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country. We understand that money matters, so we’ve developed a comprehensive package of bursaries and scholarships, to make sure all of our students have the potential to succeed. Our range of award-winning accommodation is sure to make you feel at home – there's something to suit every budget and personality. Join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts, and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share the Essex spirit. Think you’ve got what it takes? To discover your perfect course, visit our course finder and start exploring now. We are Essex. Are you?  

Description of University of Essex

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
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