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The University of Essex is renowned as the top public research university in Essex, England, previously established by the royal charter in 1965. It has three campuses, the largest campus being based at Colchester's beautiful parkland, the UK’s oldest recorded city. The further campuses are at Southend and the Loughton campus. All three campuses are less than one hour from London, and the port of Harwich is also nearby.

It is one of the most internationally diverse universities globally, with over 17,000 students from more than 140 different countries admitted there.


At the University of Essex, students are bestowed with a world-class academic system in a supportive and research-intensive environment. The university is said to have been providing excellence in research and excellence in education for more than the last 50 years, due to which it is ranked 76th in the global Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, competing against more than 1,400 universities around the world.  At Essex, every student is provided with opportunities to experience research, helping to develop critical, analytic skills and increasing employability.

Since research is an integral pillar of the university, it is included in the UK top 10 for research quality in four subjects and in the UK top 10 for research power in five subjects, according to the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings. The university's alumni include Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, actors, astronauts, etc.. and 100,000+ alumni who have contributed much to the positive development globally. Due to the university's excellence in the academic milieu, it is ranked 465th worldwide in the QS World University Rankings 2023;

9th in the UK and top 50 in the entire world for Politics and International Studies.

Learning at this university means you can either learn from traditional lectures or through online programs.