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About the University of Essex

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. For the ones who want to challenge the status quo, and make their mark on the world. Be taught and supported by world-leading academic, have the freedom to ask difficult questions and have a genuine license to take intellectual risks as a postgraduate student. We provide you with much more than a degree – we want you to ask questions and challenge convention. At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (TGUG 2019).

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

21% Part Time
79% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

10,810 Undergraduate
2,535 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


School leavers


Mature students

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