2020 applicants

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


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

Foundation and pathway programmes

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades.

Please visit our Pathways Department for details about our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year and the University of Essex International College for other undergraduate and postgraduate pathways.

Scholarships and funding

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Postgraduate and undergraduate students who are resident in Germany and come to study at Essex may be eligible to apply for BAföG financial support (to be confirmed for 2020 entry).

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.

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Heather Harvey Germany country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828