Students Staff

Study abroad

Learn languages

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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.

All our undergraduate courses are offered as four-year options including the opportunity to spend a year abroad at a partner university around the world, normally in your third year.

For our three-year BA courses, you can also spend a term studying abroad, usually during the autumn term of your third year, as well as opting to transfer to a four-year course, including year abroad, normally after the Easter vacation in your first year.

Why study abroad?

As well as being a fantastic opportunity to experience a different country and its culture, study abroad enhances your employability. A period of study abroad tells employers that you are mature, adaptable, organised, and independent.

You can also add a valuable dimension to your studies by engaging with the variety of perspectives on creative writing, drama, literature, and film, offered at our partner institutions.

Possible study abroad locations

We have more than 150 partner institutions in 39 countries around the world.

Essex Abroad

Our Essex Abroad team can provide you with further information on studying abroad and advice on any funding support available to you.

Employability events

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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 placements

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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.

Essex Interns

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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.

Study abroad

Study Abroad

We make it possible for you to undertake study abroad, either during your Essex course or by attending Essex whilst you are studying elsewhere. You will find study abroad extremely worthwhile and enjoyable, both socially and educationally.