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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking now)
Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
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Saturday 10 October 2015 (booking opens 14 Aug)
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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?

  • Ranked 5th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • Ranked among the top hundred departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings
  • 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
  • Lively and multicultural environment

Anniversary conference

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Our Department has shaped economic thought and practice across Britain and the world for the last 50 years. Join us to celebrate this anniversary at our summer conference on 12 June 2015.

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.

Open Day: 20 June

One day to change your life

Book a place on our undergraduate Open Day at our Colchester Campus. You'll get to tour the campus and view accommodation, ask questions and find out more about applying, finance and the Essex Spirit.