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Hear our students talk about their time studying with us and our staff talk about their latest research breakthroughs. Our videos
will show you the passion and enthusiasm that you will find in our Department.
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 93% by our students (NSS 2013), 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.
- 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
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.
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.
We are ranked fourth in the UK for English language and linguistics research and have the highest proportion of research that is world-leading.
Join our large and thriving research community.