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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.

Our world-leading research places us third in the UK for economic research, giving our students from across the globe the opportunity to study amongst the most prominent economists of the time.

Rated 93% overall satisfaction (NSS 2014), we provide students with an outstanding education based on research-led teaching.

With economic issues explored at undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral level in our multicultural department, we give you the tools to succeed as a graduate of Essex.

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
  • Rated third in the UK for economic research
  • Lively and multicultural environment

Inspirational teacher

Roy Bailey MBE

Roy Bailey has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his outstanding contribution to the University, both for his teaching and his research.

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.

New students

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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.