Our students learn to be attentive to their own experiences and to interrogate them critically and rigorously. You learn to combine logic and reasoning with persistence, clarity and creativity.
At Essex we teach you how to think, not what to think. Art is everywhere and philosophy never sleeps: our students join a dynamic yet close-knit community that seeks to understand the world through asking the right questions, and by always being alert to the power of hidden truths and unexpected moments of beauty and meaning.
You will be taught by expert staff, dedicated to developing your full academic and personal potential. Our school is a friendly and lively environment, and you will be part of a large and active community of students.
“I loved the flexibility – you can tailor your course to your own interests and you are encouraged to develop independent interests in relation to the core material. The teaching and administrative staff are very welcoming and so helpful when you arrive, and do everything they can to support your development throughout your time with them (and beyond). Making friends is easy as you get so many opportunities to mingle with fellow students during the wide range of departmental events, and the cosmopolitan and friendly atmosphere makes discussion easy and interesting.”