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
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
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 (REF 2014)
- 93% student satisfaction (NSS 2014), ranked in the top 12 for
- Learn key tools and skills to explore economic issues in depth
- Well-connected with international organisations and financial
- 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.
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 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.