The UK’s number one social science university (RAE 2008) Uniquely international – 12,000 students from over 130 countries. There are currently 35 students from Ghana at the University of Essex. We have established a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research since being founded in 1964. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate study across the social sciences, humanities and comparative studies, science and engineering, and law and management. Our courses and research opportunities allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding, as well as provide the key skills and training to successfully enter your chosen career