University of Essex

Rank 301
Established 1964
Famous for

Politics & International Relations, Economics, TESOL

Fees £19,500.00 - £22,750.00

Overview

Home to the curious, brave, and bold. We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We’re about people who love to learn how, but want to challenge why.

With over 17,000 students from more than 140 different countries, making us one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex.

At Essex, you’re taught by world-leading academics in a support and research-intensive environment. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better. We’re proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years.

Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland of our Colchester Campus, the bustling lively city centre of Southend-on-Sea, or in our stately home at Loughton, this is your chance to become a member of one of the happiest groups of students around. The flexibility of our courses gives you the power to pursue the things that matter to you. Now’s your chance to join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, well-loved actors, astronauts and over 100,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share their Essex spirit.

Impatient for a challenge and want to make an impact on the world around you?

Welcome home.

University of Essex

Services

Accommodation is guaranteed for international undergraduate students for the duration of their studies (deadlines apply). International postgraduate students are also guaranteed accommodation for the first year of their studies (deadlines apply). Student support can provide assistance on a wide range of issues, such as visas, accommodation and employment while at the University of Essex. A welcome week is run before the beginning of the term, including pre-arrival information and orientation and events at the University itself. An airport service is also run from selected London airports to the Colchester campus at the beginning of each academic year.

The University website also provides information on a range of subjects from immigration to finances and study skills to travel, all tailored towards helping international students settle into the University of Essex more easily. A free programme of academic English is run in the autumn and spring and classes range from grammar to academic speaking. Essex also offers other languages for free under “Languages for all”, whilst students can also study a free data science course under “Data Science for all”.

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Rankings

  • 56th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 30th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 39th in the CUG 2023
  • 472nd worldwide in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 9th in the UK and top 50 in the world for Politics and International Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)
  • 9th in the UK and 55th in the world for Sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)
  • Top 10 for Social Sciences in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Research Excellence Framework

  • 3rd in the UK for modern languages and linguistics research quality (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)
  • 6th in the UK for politics and international studies research quality (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)
  • 7th in the UK for sociology research quality (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)
  • 8th in the UK for economics and econometrics research quality (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Courses

Accommodation

University of Essex-owned accommodation is guaranteed for all international students for the duration of study and consists of flats of up to 16 students with a shared kitchen, with a little over half the rooms available as en suite. University of Essex is one of the few universities in the UK to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark, with 90 per cent satisfaction amongst international students living on University of Essex based accommodation. In the National Student Housing Survey, it finished runner up in 2010 and 2011, and won the award in 2009.

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What our students have to say about SI-UK

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