About

Faculty of Science and Health

Working to improve society

Scientists across our vibrant Faculty are collaborating in research and exploring innovative ways of working to improve society.

The Faculty of Science and Health brings together six academic departments and schools that make diverse contributions to the University’s strategic mission as a globally competitive, research-intensive and student-focused institution.

With research specialisms and impact in health, life sciences, psychology, artificial intelligence, robotics, mathematics and Big Data, our strategy is to ensure that our research and education activities are mapped onto national and international research priorities. This is reflected in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), in which three of our departments were in the top 25 for research power in their fields (Times Higher Education research power measure, REF 2021).

Many of our staff have strong links to relevant industries and organisations, from the NHS to technology companies. Many of our degrees offer placement years or a year abroad, giving you an opportunity to develop additional skills and enhance your CV with relevant work experience.

For postgraduates our schools and departments have a range of taught and research degrees. Additionally the School of Health and Social Care, and School of Sports, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, offer Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses which can support your career in health or social work.


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Postgraduate events

Learn more about studying a postgraduate course at Essex at one of our postgraduate events. Coming up soon we have both a Postgraduate Virtual Week, running from 3-6 May, and an in-person Open Evening on 19 May. Find out more and get yourself booked onto one or both of these events.

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Latest news from the Faculty of Science and Health
New partnership to promote marine and freshwater science research and education
26 Jul 2022
Unique experimental plant growth facility secures £1m grant
19 Jul 2022
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14 Jul 2022