All our students can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening
classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.
The four-year version of our BA Global Studies allows you to spend your third year studying abroad, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course. If you chose the four-year option, the third year of your course will be spent at one of our partner universities throughout the world. As well as being a fantastic experience, studying abroad enhances your employability as you will be able to present future employers with evidence of inter-cultural understanding, self-reliance and independence.
Planning your study abroad
You will be helped and supported throughout your first and second years when you will plan your study abroad.
- Essex Abroad hold information sessions for first-year students during the
autumn term and ongoing drop-in sessions for advice on the suitability of individual universities.
- Our global studies course director can offer advice on your choice of modules.
- Final-year students who have just returned provide first-hand accounts of the ups and downs of their experiences.
- We offer various scholarships and funding opportunities to help you with the costs of studying abroad.
We have lots of careers events and workshops running this term, all designed to
help you develop skills, research future career options and meet employers. Some are one-off annual events, so don't miss out.
frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.
Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for
information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.
Our graduates acquire an exceptionally diverse range of skills during their time at Essex and have entered a wide variety of industries. Their
stories demonstrate the versatility of an interdisciplinary qualification.