Everything starts with language
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
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.
Why we are unique
- 83% student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
- Top 10 in the UK for
research quality (REF 2014)
- Ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the
QS World Rankings 2016
- All languages taught by native or bi-lingual teachers
- Internationally-recognised textbooks by our academics
All our students can learn languages and there are a number of ways for you to do it at Essex. We’ll help you to
develop new language skills and get an edge in the graduate job market.
Our new interpreting training lab gives you the tools to become an expert in conference interpreting. We also have a lab to interpret lectures of up to 350 people. These are the only labs of their kind in East Anglia.