Unlocking your potential
We believe a person’s potential is defined by an attitude of mind: a willingness to learn and collaborate.
Our Essex Pathways department is a gateway to the University of Essex, helping students without standard entry requirements to grow in confidence, unlock their potential, and nurture their ambitions so they can progress in academic study.
We provide undergraduate pathway routes to degree courses at our University and equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed on your chosen course. From the very first moment you arrive, you will feel part of our community and have access to all the facilities our campus has to offer.
Our department welcomes applications from mature students. In the 2020 – 2021 academic year, the proportion of mature students on Essex Pathways courses rose by over 50% compared to the year prior. We offer a range of courses that may not require an Access Course or A-Levels to be eligible for and encourage applications from individuals with non-traditional qualifications.
We work closely with all other departments, schools and centres across the University, and guarantee that a place is secured on your chosen degree course as long as you successfully complete your course with us.