Everything starts with language. It is fundamental to our thoughts, our relationships, and our civilisations.
You understand language as more than simply a means of communication.
You appreciate how a society is shaped by the language of its people. At Essex we will help you explore not only how language is acquired, but also how it is used in contexts such as the media, the marketplace, courtrooms and conversations. From catching up over a coffee to settling global debates, language is one of humanity’s most powerful tools – we will help you understand it.
We are one of the largest language and linguistics departments in the UK, a place where talented students become part of an academic community that undertakes world-leading research. All of our linguistics courses offer expertise and insight, and learn analytical and practical skills that will serve you well throughout life.
We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research and offer six routes to a research degree.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.