University of Essex

Essex, England, United Kingdom

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University of Essex - Overview & Background

Founder NA
University Type Public Research University
University Motto     Thought the harder, heart the keener
University City     Essex, England
Acceptance Rate 74%
Faculty to Student Ratio 1:17
Endowment     £12.3 million (2020–21)
Campus Size 200 Acres
Graduation Rate NA
Employment Rate 88%
Official Website Link University of Essex, England
Contact Details +441206873333

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Campus & Accommodation

  • list items London is 84 kilometers away from the Colchester Campus of the University of Essex. There are ways to get to the university by bus, vehicle, and taxi.  
  • list items The distance from London Southend Airport to the Southend Campus is roughly 2.8 kilometers; one can travel there by bus or train. From London Stansted Airport, driving to the Southend campus is the quickest option. The duration is roughly one hour and thirty minutes.  
  • list items The Loughton Campus has quick access to all of London's airports. To get to the campus in London, take a taxi, a car, or a rail to Liverpool Street or Stratford, then take the Central Line Underground to Debden.  
  • list items Colchester, the largest of the three campuses, is situated on 200 acres of grounds that date back to the eighteenth century.  
  • list items The Southend Campus is home to the School of Health and Social Care, the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, and Essex Business School.  
  • list items The seaside resort and pier at Southend Campus are well-known for their cutting-edge amenities and small-town, international atmosphere.  
  • list items One of the most well-known and well-respected conservatories in the nation is located at Loughton Campus, which is surrounded by the largest open space in all of London.  
  • list items Hatfields is a five-acre piece of gorgeous land on each campus that offers an ideal study atmosphere.
  • Accommodation

    For applicants looking to study in the UK, the University of Essex offers living amenities set against a backdrop of stunning rural settings, vibrant suburban landscapes, or coastal scenery on its three busy campuses.

  • list items There are several different housing options available on the Colchester campus, including The Towers, South Courts, The Houses, University Quays, The Copse, The Meadows, and Wolfson Court.
  • list items Over 560 student rooms, organized in flats, are available at University Square, with all of the town's conveniences just outside your door.
  • list items Students can discover nearby, private housing from resident landlords, rent out an entire house, shared houses, and purpose-built student housing with the assistance of the Students Union at Essex's SU Homes service.
  • list items On-campus study spaces range in price from 3,863 to 8,400 GBP and are completely furnished with beds, mattresses, desks, chairs, bookcases, wardrobes, etc.
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  • list items Colchester Campus, Southend Campus, and Loughton Campus are the three campuses that make up the University of Essex.  
  • list items The largest of the three campuses, Colchester Campus, is located on 200 acres of property that was first manicured in the seventeenth century.  
  • list items School of Health and Social Care, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, and Essex Business School are located on Southend Campus.  
  • list items In addition to offering state-of-the-art amenities and a close-knit multinational community, Southend is well-known for its beach resort and pier.  
  • list items London's largest open space borders Loughton Campus, one of the most prominent and well-regarded conservatoires in the nation.  
  • list items Modern amenities include Hatfields, which is situated on five acres of lovely terrain and offers a perfect learning environment  
  • list items The school owns The Corbett Theater, a fully functional theater, as well as Unit 4's big workshop, paint shop, prop shop, and teaching facilities. Roding House also has rehearsal spaces, a sound recording studio, and a video editing suite.
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    University of Essex Location

    Address: Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom


    Faculty & Pedagogy

    The University is dedicated to "research-led" instruction, in which every Essex student has firsthand experience as a researcher, assisting in the development of critical, analytical, and transferrable abilities in its students.

    Numerous creative educational projects allow students to deepen their comprehension, hone their analytical abilities, and increase their level of professional confidence throughout the three faculties of Humanities, Science and Health, and Social Sciences.


    Scholarships & Financial Aid

    The University of Essex provides a variety of financing options for students, from awards financed by charities and other outside organizations to a wide range of University of Essex scholarships, bursaries, and research council grants.

    Postgraduate students can support their education with a range of various scholarships and bursaries some of which are as follows:

  • list items Chevening Scholarships         
  • list items British Council Scholarships 
  • list items Commonwealth Masters Scholarships           
  • list items Civil Society Leadership Award        
  • list items Marshall Scholarships
  • list items Academic Excellence Senior Status Law Scholarship
  • list items Jean Monnet Scholarship
  • list items HESPAL Scholarships
  • list items Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship
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    Jobs & Placements

    An impressive 88 percent of graduates from the University of Essex are employable. The college also offers career opportunities in fields including management, administration, hospitality, and research.

    The average annual salary for University of Essex graduates is 21 lakhs, with the majority earning between 12 lakhs and 43 lakhs.


    Notable Alumni

    Over 95,000 graduates of the institution have left their mark on the world, including some well-known figures in the media, humanities, politics, and architecture.

    Some of them are :

  • list items Brian Hanrahan, BBC correspondent
  • list items Nick Broomfield, Documentary filmmaker
  • list items Oscar Arias, Ex-President of Costa Rica
  • list items Tom Raworth, Writer and graphic artist
  • list items Mark Watson-Gandy, Award-winning barrister
  • list items David Yates, Filmmaker
  • list items Kee Thuan Chye, Malaysian Poet
  • list items Jonathan Wilson, Novelist
  • list items John Etheridge, Jazz guitarist
  • list items John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons
  • list items Ben Okri, Booker prize recipient
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    Entry Criteria & Exam Requirements

    Applications for postgraduate programmes must include the following documents:

  • list items Grades on the transcripts  
  • list items An essay or personal statement outlining your academic qualifications, professional background, and motivations for applying to the University of Essex.  
  • list items A resume or a list of extracurricular pursuits  
  • list items Financial records  
  • list items A copy of the Passport  
  • list items Statement of Purpose (SOP)  
  • list items Letters of Recommendation (LORs)-Academic and professional  
  • list items Score for English proficiency: IELTS - 6.5 TOEFL iBT- 88 PTE- 60
  • list items IELTS - 6.5
  • list items TOEFL iBT- 88
  • list items PTE- 60
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    Comparison to other Universities

  • list items The largest of the three campuses, Essex University's Colchester Campus, is home to over 15,000 students who come from almost 130 different countries.  
  • list items More than 95,000 alumni from the college have graduated globally, including notable alumni from a number of industries. It collaborates on education with more than 300 institutions worldwide.  
  • list items The climate at Essex University is encouraging and focused on research, with academics of the highest caliber. The University achieved a Gold rating in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, signifying that it offers a top-notch educational experience.