University of Essex

The University of Essex is located in Colchester, a short distance from London. You will be taught by world-class academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. They are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework which means they deliver an excellent educational experience. Their research also continues to change the world for the better and they are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality.

Academic Strengths

Essex is a research-intensive university. They are placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence, coming fourth for social science. Their politics department is consistently rated as the best in the UK. Students in every course are taught by experts in their field.

university courses offered

The University of Essex are ranked 27th in the UK University League Table, offering students a unique addition by studying here. Essex allow students to study a foreign language of their choice alongside their degree to boost their employability. They have one subject ranked in the top 10 which is Drama, Dance and Cinematic. In addition, the University are known for their research intensity and offer a massive number of undergraduate courses, 743 in total.

Students who have applied with Global Study UK have chosen to study a plethora of courses at the University of Essex. These include:


Biomedical Science
Criminology with Social Psychology
Politics and International Relations
Computer Systems Engineering
Speech and Language Therapy
Business and Marketing


Artificial Intelligence
Electronic Engineering
International Relations
Finance and Global Trading


The University of Essex is located in Colchester, in south east England. Colchester is one of the oldest cities in the UK. Furthermore, the university is only a short drive from the airport making it a great destination for international students.

International Student Support

The university has a dedicated International Student Support team to assist students throughout their studies. International students are also guaranteed accommodation in their first year and is among the cheapest in the UK.

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Entry requirements vary by course and country. Check the official University of Essex website for more details regarding requirements.

English Language

Students require an IELTS score of 6.0 for Undergraduate and 6.0 for Postgraduate.

Tuition fees

Students must be able to pay tuition fees ranging from 14,020-19,000 GBP.
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