Welcome to all new students who will be joining our University community. Our welcome information provides important pre-arrival updates and
will help you settle in to your new life at Essex.
We are one of our University's largest departments and are renowned for a dedicated approach to
teaching, internationally-recognised research and high levels of student satisfaction. Our friendly, supportive and lively
environment brings together 50 academics, 850 undergraduate and more than 210 postgraduate students.
Focusing on the student experience, we offer exciting and varied courses which challenge you. With our cutting-edge facilities,
we are producing graduates who are highly sought after by employers for their scientific talents and wealth of universal skills.
Why we are special
- 91% student satisfaction
- Opportunity to study abroad for a year
- Range of placement options
- Internationally-recognised research
- State-of-the-art laboratories
Undergraduate study with us gives you the opportunity to learn from leading academics in the biological sciences. You can expect
a supportive atmosphere and flexible course structure across a diverse range of BSc courses.
Postgraduate study with us gives you the chance to contribute to the research we are renowned for. You can
expect specialist training in a research-intensive and supportive environment from top academics using state-of-the-art facilties.
Recent major investment has meant we can offer state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories.
Whatever level of study you choose with us, you will gain experience in your chosen field using cutting-edge and industry-standard equipment.