Departments and schools

Our departments and schools are central to our outstanding reputation for high-quality research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework we came top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), with many of our schools and departments confirmed as amongst the best in the country. Teaching in our schools and departments is student-focused and informed by our cutting-edge research. We also provide a home to the UK Data Archive - curator of the country's largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities.

Our faculties

Our three faculties oversee teaching, academic development and research in our schools and departments, while developing strong partnerships with business and industry

Our centres and institutes

Our centres and institutes provide a focus for academics to collaborate on key issues and research.


Open days

Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.

Find a course

Find a course

Use our Course Finder to find the right course for you. Our courses allow you to demonstrate your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, while developing the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

Find a scholarship

Find a scholarship

Use our Scholarship Finder to find the right funding for you. Scholarships and bursaries are available to support talented students, ensuring we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of your financial circumstances.

Life at Essex

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.