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Giving information about Essex Pathways courses

Would you like to find out more about our Department and our courses? Ask us a question, our friendly team of advisors are on hand to offer support and information.

We have a long-standing reputation for providing high quality and innovative undergraduate pathway routes. We also aim to make sure you settle into academic life and succeed within your chosen area of study.

We offer courses specifically developed for students who have not met the entry requirements for a particular degree course. You will study new and fascinating subjects in ways that may be different from those you are used to in school or college. A foundation year before entering your degree course will help prepare you for that change.

We are a warm, friendly and diverse department, and by choosing to study with us you will become part of our multicultural community.

English language courses

If you want to improve your English language we can help you do this through our specialised courses:

  • The Bespoke English Programme is open to all, whether you plan to study at Essex or elsewhere, or just want to improve your English ability.
  • Pre-sessional Pathway - If you've applied to Essex and don't quite meet our IELTS requirements, you may be able to attend a pre-sessional pathway – a course that will enable you to progress onto your degree here without retaking IELTS.

Fees and scholarships

Find out details about our fees and scholarships. If you would like any further information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to apply

How to apply

Find out how to apply for an Essex Pathways Department course. We can provide help and advice, and guide you through the application process. We will also explain key academic information to help you understand student life at Essex

Life at Essex

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Why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.

Virtual tours and videos

Can't get to one of our Open Days? Our interactive virtual tours allow you to explore our campuses, accommodation and facilities in Colchester and Southend.