Why Essex?

Here at Essex we welcome students from more than 140 countries to our campuses with open arms. Over a third of our student population are from outside of the UK so you’ll feel right at home.

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 3 passes at unit 2 level, all at grade 2 or above in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). If you have achieved grade III in English from the CSEC, a further English language test will not usually be required.

We also offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk.

Postgraduate Taught

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with CGPA 2.50 or above from Bachelor degree awarded by University of West Indies. Some courses and departments have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available through our partner Kaplan International Colleges if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Postgraduate Research 

For entry to Research degrees, please refer to the entry requirements for the degree that you are interested in. 

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the grade information above), and a master's degree with a good grade is required for most PhD programmes, in addition to a well-developed research proposal in a field in which we can offer supervision. Please have a read through our information for research degree applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Latin American and Caribbean Translation Scholarship offers £5,000 scholarships to students on our MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling and MA Translation and Professional Practice programmes. Please visit the link for further details about the application process and eligibility.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about additional funding opportunities, including Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters students and PhD Split Site students.

Meet us in the Caribbean

Beach Education University Fair from Thursday 28 September to Saturday 30 September 2023

Cayman Islands
Beach Education University Fair on Wednesday 15 November to Thursday 16 November 2023

Virtual events

We are Essex: An Introduction to Studying in the UK, 30 November 9pm (UK time)

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What made Essex my first and only choice was the fact that they offered this unique Masters program—an MA in Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling. Many universities offer the first two disciplines in one course but the subtitling component really piqued my interest. The course offers a great deal of variety and practicality. I was able to acquire skills and knowledge through preparing speeches and interpreting at student-led conferences, engage classmates in translation challenges, attend seminars and network with industry professionals. State-of-the-art facilities such as interpreting booths and specifically-tailored computer labs only added to the authentic feel of a translator/interpreter setting.
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Emma Burgess Caribbean country contact