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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 21 June 2014 (booking now)
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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. Places are available for entry in 2013 through Clearing.

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 2013), 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 2013), 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

Jack's blog

Jack Drewett

Jack is in the second year of his economics course and loves university life, football and keeping fit. Read his blog about his time here at Essex.

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.

Research excellence

World-leading research

Our internationally-acclaimed academics are working on a range of research projects covering all major fields of economics, including labour economics, econometrics, and networks.