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Writtle University College’s history dates back to 1893 when the County Laboratories was established. In 1940 the laboratories moved to the Writtle Estate and became the Essex Institute of Agriculture, Writtle. In 2016 the institute was granted university college status and became Writtle University College. Writtle is one of the oldest and largest land-based university colleges in the UK.
The university college is set on a 200 hectare estate in the Essex countryside, a county in southeast England. It is a 10 minute walk from the picturesque village of Writtle, which is where its name is derived from. The city of Chelmsford is just two miles away while London is a 35 minute train journey. For those wishing to explore the coastal town of Southend-on-Sea, it is 40 minutes from the university college.
The campus is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. There are animal units, landscaped gardens, a working farm, glasshouses, research laboratories, design studios and plenty of sports facilities. Teaching is delivered using the latest technology and equipment.
There are both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes available for students to study. The university college offers a range of courses in the land-based, animal, environmental, design and sport education fields. These include agriculture, animal management, canine therapy, horticulture and veterinary physiotherapy.
Since it opened, the university college has developed partnerships with higher education institutions around the world. Every year the university college welcomes increasing numbers of international students from a range of countries including Ghana, Brazil, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Canada.
Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford , CM1 3RR, East of England, United Kingdom