Languages give you access to other countries, people, cultures and conversations. Linguistics teaches you how language is learnt, and used everyday - in the media, work place and with our family and friends.
So, when you study language and linguistics, you open the door to a whole new world.
At Essex, you can tailor your course to your unique interests by choosing from our large range of modules, and by studying up to three languages (no prior knowledge needed).
You also use our great facilities, including a state-of-the-art interpreting lab with equipment matching that of the UN, and you're taught by native or bilingual experts in modern languages and all major branches of linguistics.
If you're ambitious and curious about language and its relationship to the world, welcome to Essex.
"I feel like studying languages has opened my mind to different cultures. It allows me to travel and build valuable relationships with people from around the world."
Our students come from all over the world to study at Essex. Over 100 different languages are spoken on Campus.
We're at the heart of a University-wide culture of language learning - we give all students the chance to learn languages, so 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.