As one of the best in Social Sciences, University of Essex is ranked the 29th in the UK. Researches in Economics, Psychology, Politics and Philosophy are all highly rated by REF (2014). Respectively 93%, 90%, 87% and 85% of researches in these disciplines were rated World Leading and Internationally Excellent – a very impressive achievement for a university with only 50 years of history. A number of professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong are graduates of University of Essex. Other notable alumni include LegCo members LEUNG Yiu-chung and British film director Mike Leigh.
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Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)
Drama, Dance & Cinematics (1), Art & Design (5), Politics (8), Sports Science (9), American Studies (13), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (14), Economics (16), Criminology (17), Linguistics (23), History of Art, Architecture & Design (26), Nursing (28), Philosophy (32), Sociology (32), Psychology (34), Mathematics (36), Creative Writing (41), Biological Sciences (48)