Study with us
Language enables us to transmit knowledge and get things done, from
inviting someone for a coffee and falling in love to explaining the latest
scientific theories or settling global political disputes. When you study
language and linguistics, you open the door to a whole new world.
Only in a department as established as ours can you:
- tailor your course to your unique interests by choosing from over
- take courses in interpreting, translation and subtitling - the only
UK university offering this
- learn from experts in
all major branches of linguistics
- unlike other universities, you can study up to four languages
(provided you've already studied two languages at A-Level)
- enjoy great
- change your course at the end of your first year (provided you've
taken the core modules needed for your new course)
If you're ambitious and curious about language and its relationship to
the world, welcome to Essex.
The world in one place
come from all over the world to study at Essex. Over 100 different languages
are spoken at our campus. Our department is at the heart of a
University-wide culture of language learning - we give all students the
chance to learn languages. You'll
always find someone to practice your language with.
We also regularly hold
seminars and workshops delivered by translation and interpreting
professionals from all over the world.
Life after Essex
When you graduate, you'll have the skills and expert training that
employers are looking for, helping you to stand out from the crowd. Our
have careers in a variety of fields, from journalism to translation and
speech and occupational therapy.
Next step: choose your course
We offer courses in:
All our students can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening
classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.
UG Open Days
Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff
can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.
Find a scholarship
Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding we have for you.
Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential
to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.