University of Essex

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University of Essex is situated at Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom in Colchester.

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BSc Banking and Finance
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Banking / Finance / Accounts / Commerce
  • GBP 12500 (Annually)
BA Acting
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
  • GBP 12500 (Annually)
BSc Computer Games
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Information Technology - BCA / MCA / Computers
  • GBP 12500 (Annually)
BA Art History
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
  • UAH 12500 (Annually)
BEng Telecommunication Engineering
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Engineering-B.E.
  • Engineering
  • GBP 12500 (Annually)

University of Essex - UE

College are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. College students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. The University of Essex is a British public research university in Colchester, Essex. It was established in 1963 and received its Royal Charter in 1965. The university's largest campus is located within Wivenhoe Park in the English county of Essex, less than a mile (1.6 km) from the town of Wivenhoe and two miles (3 km) from the town of Colchester. Apart from the Wivenhoe Park campus, there is a rapidly developing campus in Southend-on-Sea (Essex's largest town), and the East 15 Acting School is based in Loughton. The University's motto, Thought the harder, heart the keener, is adapted from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Battle of Maldon. The university enjoys collaborative partnerships with a number of institutions across the eastern region. These are University Campus Suffolk, Colchester Institute, Kaplan Open Learning (KOL), South Essex College and Writtle College.

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Why join University of Essex




10 Type Courses Available

  • 5 UG Courses
  • 5 PG Courses


  • The University is considered by Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top 2% of universities in the world, and a provider of excellent research and teaching for over fifty years.
  • Previously, according to the Times Higher-QS world ranking exercise, the university faculty areas of Social Sciences and Management and Arts & Humanities ranks at 71 and 272 respectively.
  • The university also performs well in the Guardian, Times and The Independent Rankings for universities. It was placed 31st in the Guardian's 2009 League Table, 34th in the Times 2009 Good University Guides, and 25th in The Independent's University Guide 2009.
  • The university confirmed its position as one of the UK’s elite research universities when it was ranked as the 9th-best university in the UK for the quality of its research in The Times, The Guardian, and The Independent's 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) tables.

University of Essex Placements

College undergraduate courses can include an optional placement year spent in industry or another organisation. This is designed to maximise your chances for success in the graduate job market. You will leave Essex with a degree and a whole year's work experience to offer to companies. College focus on providing you with the skills and experience that you need in the graduate job market. Courses are designed to enable you to enter a wide variety of careers and our graduates have gone on to work for several well-known employers. You will follow the first two years of your course as usual. During this time you will find your placement, with help and support from our School and University. In your third year you carry out the placement and then return for your final year. While it is your responsibility to secure a placement, plenty of help is at hand. You will be supported by our School Placement Officer, Faculty Employability Coordinator, and Employability and Careers Centre team. During your first and second years, you will also be tutored in the skills required to find a placement. Once a placement has been secured, we will arrange a training agreement which is signed by you, the University, and your employer, setting out: your learning outcomes for the placement, linked to your study in the first two years and your aspirations for the final year of your course mentoring and monitoring arrangements to support you during your placement. For those students starting their studies in 2015, there will be no University fee for the placement year. This may be subject to change for students starting from 2016 onwards. Salaries for placement years vary by employer. A number of scholarships and bursaries are available to help with accommodation and living costs.


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  • The main campus, Wivenhoe Park, was once painted by famous landscape painter John Constable. With its concrete architecture, it is typical of England's 1960s universities.
  • Wivenhoe Park houses the main 1960s buildings along with an 18th-century house that also features in Constable's painting. Wivenhoe House was, until 2010, operated as a hotel and conference centre.
  • It was closed in December 2010 for major refurbishment and will reopen in 2012 as a combined four-star country house hotel and hotel school.
  • There are 2 small lakes on campus (in the middle of one is the Vice-Chancellor's house).
  • The architect of the University of Essex campus, Kenneth Capon, took the Tuscan town of San Gimignano with its squares and towers as an inspiration (the university has six residential towers mainly for undergraduates, but the original plan was to build 29).
  • As well as the towers, South Courts, The Houses, The Meadows and the University Quays residences provide enough space to guarantee every first year a place on campus as well as all overseas students.
  • Due to its particular form of architecture involving the use of prefabricated concrete and glass, the university is referred to as a Plate Glass University.

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