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?

UROP placements

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Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme gives you the chance to help an academic with a research project. You'll learn new skills which will enhance your CV and be paid a bursary. We're taking applications now.

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.

PhD job candidates

Find out about the candidates in our department, including their market papers, research interests and CVs. We support all our PhD students when looking for jobs to get their dream career after Essex.