A campus-based university with its home in the city of Colchester, the University of Essex was named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018. The social sciences are a particular strength, with a top 40 ranking in the QS world rankings for both Politics and Sociology.
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The Times Higher Education World subject rankings 2022 place Essex in the Top 100 universities globally for Social Sciences and Law.
Within the UK, Essex has top 20 rankings for the following subjects, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022: American Studies (#7), Drama, Dance and Cinematics (#9), Sports Science (#14), Creative Writing (#16) and Politics (#16).
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