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
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,
What makes us unique?
- Ranked 5th in the UK for research excellence (REF
- 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.