Learning and teaching
We seek to build on our excellent reputation for the quality of student
experience, while helping our students develop the skills they need for
their future careers.
We include the development of relevant employability skills in degree
programmes and are keen to help students gain work experience in their area
of interest through internships, voluntary activity, group projects and
increased links with regional business and creative industries.
At the end of their degrees, we hope our students will be creative and
articulate individuals, who can go forth with confidence and style to have a
real impact in their chosen profession.
We are fortunate to provide a home for several internationally-recognised
departments with scholars who have made the University of Essex renowned
across a number of academic areas as diverse as European history,
continental philosophy, Surrealism, Latin American cultures and creative
Commitment to the Arts
Strong links with fantastic theatre and arts programmes on our campuses
enrich the learning experience for students.
Opportunities to study abroad
We value encouraging students to develop an international perspective
during their studies and we sponsor a number of opportunities to study
abroad in the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Latin
America, the Middle East and the European Union.
Links across disciplines
The University of Essex has always promoted interdisciplinary approaches.
As a faculty we aim to continue this tradition of encouraging students to
gain a wider sense of the whole range of human achievement. This approach
fosters productive collaboration and can create a new energy in
unpredictable cross-disciplinary alliances as well as acting as a powerful
stimulus to fresh thought.
We aim to help our students to become articulate, literate and cultured
graduates who are valued by potential employers and will make an impact in
their future roles.
Our graduates go on to a huge range of roles including teaching, the
media, journalism, tourism, publishing, local government, voluntary agencies
We have seen our graduates go on to jobs at leading cultural institutions
and organisations including the British Museum, the National Gallery, the
Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern, the Royal Academy and The National
Studying at Essex has also given our students an excellent foundation to
go on to pursue further vocational training in a range of fields such as
administration, librarianship, finance and management.