Studying at Essex

Undergraduate study

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Choose Essex for an education that's focused on you. Applications for 2023 are open!  

Our students and graduates have always been committed to making change, both big and small. Challenging the norm is not just encouraged, it’s expected. When you’re a member of the University of Essex, you will have the freedom to challenge, the confidence to speak out and the courage to share your ideas. This is one of the reasons why we’re rated in the UK’s top 40 universities (Complete University Guide 2023).

Dive into the complex world of coral reefs with marine biology or explore cinematic cultures, histories, and theories through film studies. At Essex, we have a range of subjects across multiple disciplines, so there's something for everyone. Explore our subject pages to find the right course for you.

You'll get more than just a great degree. You can pursue your interests, make friends for life and tailor your university experience around your ambitions, passions and values. With an on-campus theatre, a spacious gym and sports facilities, an amazing Students' Union as well as a wide range of student societies, you can discover what really matters to you.

Impatient to get started? Applications for 2023 are still open, or if you're thinking about applying through Clearing you can find out more about Clearing 2023 at Essex here.


Why study
with Essex?

Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
Our student body represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies
My main goal is to make sure everyone feels comfortable here at Essex. - SU President
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Our Open Days are a chance for you to tour the campus, meet our academics, view where you might be calling home, talk to current students and get a general feel for what life at Essex could be like.

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At Essex we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities.

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