Learning and teaching

Q-Step Affiliate status

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We are one of three universities in the UK to receive Q-Step Affiliate status, meaning you can develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement.

We offer a diverse range of courses across the departments and centres for you to choose from. Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you will work with and be taught by world-class scholars who are at the forefront of their research, bringing this expertise to their teaching.

Funding your studies

There are a number of sources of funding and help available to UK, EU and international students that you may be eligible for. More detailed information is available from Student Finance for undergraduate support and postgraduate support.

University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships

If you are coming to study with us in 2015 you will be able to compete for our University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships, supporting talented PhD students to study in participating departments.

Employability and skills

Studying at Essex will equip you with valuable skills for now and in the future. Throughout your course you will apply what you have learned to real-life situations and we provide expert help on all areas of employability, helping you to stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

Continuing professional development

In addition to standard degree programmes we offer a number of opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills to develop your career further, including:

News and events

News and events

Keep up-to-date with what's happening in our Faculty, from our latest research to our awards and achievements. We also organise a huge range of specialist workshops, conferences, training events and public lectures.

Your experience

Share your experience

If you graduated from one of our departments in the last ten years we would like your help to create truly engaging content for our website, including student profiles and case studies. You can help by completing your graduate profile online.

PG research

Postgraduate research

At Essex you will work at the heart of an internationally recognised and well-connected research community. Our internationally-renowned academics will support and guide you through the different stages of your research until completion.

New experimental lab

ESSEXLab, the new state-of-the-art facility for academic researchers to run interactive social science experiments, is now available. Registration is also open to take part in experiments.