Why Essex?

With students from 140 countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018. 

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider five higher level subjects at H3 (H3H3H3H3H3) from Irish Leaving Certificate. 

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.

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 2.2 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 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.

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Irish society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Share Irish culture with other students
  • Introduce Gaelic sports, including Gaelic football
  • Have the craic!
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Irish society

Join in the conversation and get to know other students with the society's Facebook page.

Meet us in Ireland

17 - 18 October 2018

Cork Careers Fair, Cork

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Rosanna Lord Ireland country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828