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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.

We are one of the largest and most prestigious departments of its type in the world, giving our students the opportunity to be part of a thriving, friendly research community undertaking world-leading research.

Given an overall satisfaction rating of 96% by our students (NSS - National Student Survey 2014), we provide an outstanding Essex education through research-led teaching by academics who are leaders in their fields.

Our flexible undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supported by excellent facilities, give students a range of study options.

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.