As one of the largest schools at our University, we offer a lively, friendly and supportive environment with research-led study and high quality teaching. We offer a range of undergraduate courses, and all include the option to study abroad for a year.
Explore how the human genome responds to nicotine addiction, discover how enzymes can be converted into novel bio-catalysts, how a cancer cell arises, how a plant makes food for us all, how microbes can clean up oil pollution and live in extreme environments.
Depending on which course you choose, you could be learning to dive in Sulawesi while studying coral reef ecosystems, spending a week on a yacht ocean sampling in Greece, or developing animal and plant identification skills while studying environmental biology and ecophysiology in Portugal. Please note that these options may be subject to additional costs.
I really enjoyed studying medical microbiology at Essex. By this point I realised that I wanted to study medicine, and the way this course was run really held my attention. I also found immunology and cancer biology to be very interesting, and all of these have been incredibly useful and relevant for my current course. I'm now on the MBBS Graduate and Professional Entry Programme at King's College London. If I hadn't been at Essex, I wouldn't have realised how much I loved human biology. There was a particular staff member who helped me become more resilient, confident, and independent, things which are essential in medicine, and I will be eternally grateful to her.
I am currently in my first year of studying Medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and I’ve recently completed a two-week placement in ophthalmology in Whipps Cross Hospital. Studying biomedical science at Essex gave me a great foundation of knowledge which underpins so much of what I am now learning in medical school – having studied biochemistry, genetics and microbiology has all been useful.