University of Essex

The University of Essex was founded to be daring and different, we are an international community of 16,500 students from 180+ countries. We put student success at the heart of our mission, supporting every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing our students to thrive in their future lives. We strive for excellence and we're excelling in everything we do. We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, and top 25 for research quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

GREAT Scholarships 2021

The University of Essex has ten GREAT Scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year for students from Bangladesh (one), China (one), Egypt (one), Indonesia (one), Kenya (one), Mexico (one), Nepal (one), Pakistan (one), Sri Lanka (one) and Thailand (one).

For eligible subjects, please visit the university website. 

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University of Essex

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Life at Essex is full of opportunities. You'll work with world-leading researchers who are driven to make a difference and you can get involved with departmental research, speak at conferences or even work as a lab assistant. Whatever your discipline, we can help you go further and gain real-world, valuable experience for your current or future career. 

As an Essex postgraduate student, you’ll be an integral and respected part of our global community. Our students from across the UK and around the world study a wide range of taught courses and we will give you the freedom, knowledge and tools to become a successful professional, and we’ll continue to support you even after you’ve left us.

We have over 100 different Masters courses; some of which include a professional placement, giving you access to workplace training where you’ll gain in-demand skills and experience with another organisation or business. And some of our Masters degrees allow you to gain two degrees in two years, studying at both Essex and at another institution overseas. 

These are just a few of the ways we can make your time as a postgraduate at Essex incredibly experiential and life-changing.

The GREAT Scholarship applies to all of our Masters courses so there’s a lot to think about before applying for a Scholarship and Masters degree with us, and we understand that making the decision to do Postgraduate study is a big one. To help you get started, why not explore our subjects here, or grab yourself a prospectus to read in your own time.

Further information about the University of Essex

  • University of the Year at the THE Awards 2018
  • 22nd in the world for international outlook in the THE World University Rankings 2021
  • Top in the UK for research in politics and top five in UK for social science research in the REF 2014