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Everything starts with language

UN internship

Dr Rebecca Clift

Six of our students recently got to experience first-hand the work of professional interpreters during a special internship at the United Nations in Geneva.

It is fundamental to our thought, our relationships and our civilisations. Study for an undergraduate or postgraduate course in language and linguistics and open the door to a whole new world.

We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world. You'll become part of an academic community that undertakes world-leading research. Your lecturers are internationally renowned. Their books figure prominently on reading lists at other universities.

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome home.

Our strengths

  • 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2014)
  • Highest proportion of world-leading English language and linguistics research in the UK (RAE 2008)
  • All languages taught by native or bi-lingual teachers
  • Internationally-recognised textbooks by our academics.
  • Option to integrate language learning and linguistics study

Undergraduate study

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We offer flexible, modular courses in English and modern languages. Our approach lets you focus on those areas that interest you most and build a programme of study that suits your career goals.

Postgraduate study

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We offer a variety of postgraduate taught and research courses and have a large graduate community that provides an active and stimulating environment in which to continue your studies.

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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.