University of Essex
The University of Essex is one of the leading British universities. Essex was ranked ninth in the UK for the quality of their research and top for social sciences in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008). Also they are in the top 20 for mainstream English universities for overall satisfaction according to the 2011 National Student Survey. Essex is the UK’s leading university in social sciences with politics and sociology ranked first, economics third and linguistics fourth nationally; in the humanities, history was ranked second, art history ranked ninth and philosophy ranked tenth. 22 per cent of their research was rated as ‘world-leading’ and more than 90 per cent was recognized internationally for its quality. Over the past five decades the university has grown to more than 11,000 students, including over 3,000 postgraduates, with students drawn from more than 130 countries.
Essex has three campuses:
Colchester Campus is based in historic parkland close to England’s oldest recorded town;
Loughton Campus is the home of the world-renowned East 15 Acting School and has quick links to the centre of London;
Southend Campus is located in the lively heart of the seaside resort.
For more information about the University of Essex please visit http://www.essex.ac.uk/.
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