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Welcome

Financial crises. Unemployment. Immigration. Global competition. At Essex we push the frontiers of accepted wisdom. We examine the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms and the policies of governments.

We are one of Europe's leading economics departments. Our creative and committed academics undertake world-leading research, pioneering new solutions to global issues. This work informs our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You'll learn alongside research stars who are breaking new ground in all fields of economics.

We're home to staff and students from all over the world who want to think, learn and achieve together. If you're ingenious, industrious and independent, welcome home.

What makes us unique?

  • 93% student satisfaction (NSS 2014), ranked in the top 12 for UK universities
  • Learn key tools and skills to explore economic issues in depth
  • Well-connected with international organisations and financial centres
  • Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for economic research (REF 2014)
  • Lively and multicultural environment

New UG courses

We now offer our BA and BSc Economics with an industrial placement year, enabling you to gain valuable work experience that graduate employers want.

Scholarship opportunity

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Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, we have a number of scholarships available to support you during your studies. Application deadlines are coming up, so make sure you apply soon.

Omid's blog

Omid Minaii

Omid is in the second year of his BSc Financial Economics course and his interests include fitness, socialising and learning. Read his blog about his time here at Essex.