Why Essex?

Hallo! We currently have more than 70 German students studying with us here at Essex. We have a very international outlook with more than a third of our students coming from outside of the UK with over 135 nationalities represented.
Daniel from Germany
Both the Human Rights Centre and the Department of Government are world-renowned for the quality of their teaching and research, so the course was the perfect combination for me. I particularly enjoyed the module Human Rights and Political Theory because it focused on the justifications and problems surrounding human rights. I also found the core modules very interesting because they consider human rights from an interdisciplinary point of view, which is important to study in order to eventually work in the field. I am now studying LLM International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Essex, in order to further extend my knowledge in these issues. My undergraduate degree has proved invaluable in order to understand the more legalistic approach to human rights and appreciate the problems and benefits of the law. Being a student at Essex has been a life-changing experience and it’s a real privilege to continue studying with world-leading academics.
Daniel Crampton ba politics and human rights, llm international human rights and humanitarian law

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 2.5 from Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur).

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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 3 or above from Bachelor degree.

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

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 Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2022-23. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 15 July 2022. Other terms and conditions apply.

Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2022-23.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 16 September 2022 (for October start) or 6 January 2023 (for January 2023 start). For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link.

Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2022-23. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 16 September 2022 (for October start) or 6 January 2023 (for January 2023 start). Other terms and conditions apply.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for full terms and conditions and information about additional funding opportunities.

Meet us in Germany

Unfortunately we do not have any visits to your country planned in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Students talking in cafe
Chat with our students and staff

Fancy discovering what student life at Essex is like? Want to learn more about our international community? Come and talk to some of our students and staff online to get answers to all of your questions.

Chat with us

Hear from our German students and alumni

Two women standing outside
Book a meeting with our team

Book a short virtual meeting with our student recruitment team to ask anything about applying to or studying at Essex.

Book your meeting
Get in touch
Tim Pilkington Germany country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828