Undergraduate study at Essex
Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme gives you a unique opportunity to work alongside
an academic on a research project. You will learn new skills which will enhance your CV and you will be paid a bursary.
our undergraduate courses give you a choice over the topics you study.
Whether you have studied economics before, you will get a thorough
introduction to all aspects of economics and mathematics, including macro- and
micro-economics, and will introduce you to quantitative research methods.
You will be taught, predominantly, through large lectures that are supported
by small group sessions or seminars that explore issues covered in the lecture
in much greater detail. Assignments or essays have to be submitted regularly for
each course and is an important dimension of teaching, learning and assessment.
There are also opportunities to combine your study in economics with one of
the foreign languages offered by our Department of Language and Linguistics,
including French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Speak to a current student
Would you like to find out what it's like to study at Essex?
You can ask our second-year Economics student, Jack Drewett. Jack also writes a student blog
about his time here at Essex.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone has the opportunity to spend some time
studying abroad, normally in your third year,
and all our courses include a four-year option to enable you to do this. If it is something you
would like to do we can help you select the most appropriate destination.
Careers and skills
Our courses equip you with a
range of skills that make you
highly-prized by employers in a variety of professions.
Quantitative analysis software
All our courses give you quantitative methods training. As Essex we use Stata,
a powerful software application for statistics and applied economics, which is
available in all the computer labs across the University. We offer online advice
and guidance for using
Stata and the various other pieces of useful software,
Undergraduate applicants are welcome
to attend one of the visit days.
- 29 January 2014
- 5 March 2014
If you would like to be interviewed
at one of our visit days, or if you would
like to meet a member of our
Department at another time during the
year, please contact
Our university holds a number of open days where you can come
and look round campus and meet members of the Department to talk
about the options available to you.
Apply for undergraduate study
Apply to study economics at Essex through UCAS, the
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Our applicant portal,
provides online services once you have submitted your application. For more
information about undergraduate study at Essex, visit the
study with us section on
the university website.
If you have questions about our courses, you are welcome to
contact a member of the economics selection team.
Undergraduate admissions coordinator
Undergraduate admissions tutors (selectors)
Alternatively you can contact our
If your query related to your application, please contact our
We make it possible for you to undertake study abroad, either during your Essex
course or by attending Essex whilst you are studying elsewhere. You will
find study abroad extremely worthwhile and enjoyable, both socially
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.