The University offers a double degree with Nanterre University (LLM English and French Laws with Maitrise/Master 1) that is really good. I really wanted to go abroad for at least a year, to practice my English, meet new people and discover a whole new kind of life. Essex offered me all that.
I felt really comfortable at the University of Essex, right from the beginning! Everyone is concerned about your well being and if you have a problem in any course, there will always be someone (a tutor or a lecturer) to help you out.
If you want an experience totally different from the experience you get in a French university, if you want to practice your English but stay close to France, if you want to have a good degree and if you want to enjoy yourself as much as I did and meet new people from all around the world, then Essex is made for you!