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The University of Essex


Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, is situated in the East of England and has good road and rail links to London, just under an hour away by mainline train. The university was established in 1963 and is situated in the 18th century landscaped Wivenhoe Park, 3km from the city centre. The campus was designed as a universty town to integrate social and educational space and foster a real sense of community. It offers a broad range of courses including Human Rights for which it is one of the oldest centres in the world. Hotel Management can be studied at the Edge Hotel School, a real 4* hotel on the campus. There are subsidiary campuses at Loughton, close to London, and Southend-on-Sea, on the Thames Estuary. Loughton is a large specialist theatre school.


14435 Students

77% Undergraduates

32% International


Accommodation: University, on campus

Campus: Green Space Campus

Campus: Campuses in Multiple Cities

Campus: Rural Campus

Car Parking: Restricted Car Parking (distance based)


University, off campus

University, on campus

Transport Links

Nearest Airport: Southend Airport ( 23.0 miles )

Nearest Train Station: Hythe ( 1.2 miles )


The University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park



East of England


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Graduate opportunities

External links

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