Impatient for efficient communication?
You specialise in at least two modern languages, studying one to our highest Mastery level. Language study is combined from the third year with translation, interpreting and subtitling skills.
Translation and interpreting booths
We have state-of-the-art facilities including an interpreting lab which gives you the tools to become an expert in conference interpreting. We have an Autonomous learning lab where you can practice your interpreting and subtitling skills and use translation software on your own as well as simultaneous interpreting booths which will allow you to interpret live conferences and lectures of up to 350 people.
This facility, as well as our interpreting lab, are unique to the East of England, meaning you receive training from unique facilities.
At Essex we focus on developing your practical ability to work between English and another language.
We are 1st in UK for research impact in modern languages and linguistics (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021), a place where talented students become part of an academic community that undertakes world-leading research.
Depending on the course you choose, we offer a range of languages for you to study including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.
We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We'll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, or in response to COVID-19, we'll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.