Exploring the well-being of societies
Economics is part of your life everyday, through the politics you're involved in, the education you're taught, the environment you live in, the healthcare you receive and the costs you pay to live.
At Essex, you explore the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms and the policies of governments, to understand how the world works.
We're 4th in the UK for research power (REF 2021), so you will be learning alongside academics who are breaking new ground in all fields of economics, and pioneering new solutions to global issues. We are 1st in the UK for Value-Added for Economics in the Guardian University Guide 2024 and 18th in the UK for Economics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2023).
We're also home to staff and students from all over the world who want to think, learn and achieve together. So, if you're ingenious, industrious and independent, welcome home.