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Welcome

New experimental lab

ESSEXLab, the new state-of-the-art facility for academic researchers to run interactive social science experiments, is now available. Registration is also open to take part in experiments.

Our status as a world leader in social science research was confirmed in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, December 2014).

Our Faculty is home to some of the most highly-rated social science departments and research centres in the country.

We offer a wide range of thriving undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study opportunities for you to choose from. We also provide a variety of short courses, seminar programmes and the highly-acclaimed Essex Summer School in social science data analysis.

Our strengths

  • In top three UK universities for social sciences
  • World-leading research
  • Highly-rated departments and centres
  • Research-led teaching
  • Committed to knowledge exchange

Your experience

Share your experience

If you graduated from one of our departments in the last ten years we would like your help to create truly engaging content for our website, including student profiles and case studies. You can help by completing your graduate profile online.

PhD funding available

As the UK’s leading social science university we have Essex Doctoral Scholarships for talented postgraduates. Search our scholarship finder for information about scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

Dean's list photos

Group of students at our Dean's list event

High achieving students from departments across our Faculty came together to celebrate their successes with staff. See photos from the event on Flickr.