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Plan of our Colchester Campus | www.essex.ac.uk/colchester

The Houses

3Knowledge Gateway Wolfson Court

3University Quays (10 minutes walk) 3The Meadows (5 minutes walk) 3Colchester town centre (10 minutes by car)

North Towers

Day Nursery Health Centre

The Tony Rich Teaching Centre

Bus stops Square 3 Square 2

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Plan of our Colchester Campus

An interdisciplinary design Our Colchester Campus is built around five compact and bustling, inter-linked squares, designed by architect Kenneth Capon in the 1960s. This encourages our academics from different departments to work together, nurturing the interdisciplinary nature of our teaching and research. Our unique design creates the friendly, diverse campus atmosphere of which we are extremely proud, giving you a student experience on a human scale.

New student centre and library extension

South Courts

A green approach

Many of our students and staff take Our £26 million state-of-the-art centre will advantage of our safe and well-designed cycle routes, play frisbee golf around the provide a ‘one stop shop’ to enhance your student experience. The centre will also be parkland, or go for a jog along our running trails to take a break from the hustle and home to an integrated learning centre for bustle of campus life. During the summer group working, new IT facilities, a cutting-edge media centre, and will offer a term you will often find students enjoying 24-hour reading room. The library extension the warmer climate down by the lakes, cooking up a feast on our communal will include an archive and special barbecues, or tending to their vegetables at collections book store, additional study our campus farm! space and library shelving, and an expanded student book collection.


www.essex.ac.uk/colchester | Plan of our Colchester Campus

Campus farm Wivenhoe House hotel and Edge Hotel School

Lakes

Sports pitches Library Square 5 Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

Square 4

Synthetic pitch Students’ Union

Tennis courts

Lecture Theatre Building South Towers

Sports Centre

Wivenhoe village (10 minute walk)4

Bus stops

To watch a student tour of our campus, visit: vimeo.com/channels/ ourcampuses

Square 2 Employability and Careers Centre

Square 3 Information Centre ■ Zest and the Orangery (café and IT workspace with interactive facilities) ■ Sub Zero (nightclub) ■ Students’ Union Bar ■ Students’ Union Advice Centre ■ International food store ■ Hairdressers ■ Snack shop and newsagent ■ Late-night take-away outlet ■ Canteen and Refresh (hot meals and fresh sandwiches) ■

Wrapid (tasty wraps and flatbreads) Lloyds TSB bank ■ Frango’s (Portuguese restaurant) ■ Studentlets ■ ■

Square 4 ■ Campus Shop (24 hour) ■ Post Office ■ The Copy Centre and everythingEssex ■ Barclays bank ■ Santander bank ■ Fusion (South-east Asian restaurant) ■ Top Bar ■ Blues Café ■ Happy Days Diner

Square 5 ■ Visitors’ Reception ■ Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall ■ Albert Sloman Library ■ Lakeside Theatre ■ Art Exchange (gallery) ■ Waterstones bookshop


Travelling to our University | www.essex.ac.uk

Luton

A12

Colchester

Stansted

M1

How far away is Colchester from other cities? Birmingham: 155 miles (248 km) Cambridge: 47 miles (75km) Edinburgh: 407 miles (656km) Manchester: 213 miles (340km) Norwich: 58 miles (95km) Southend: 45 miles (72km)

Harwich

M11

Colchester Campus

Chelmsford M25

Loughton Campus M25

City

Heathrow

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A130 Southend

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Southend-on-Sea

Southend Campus

London Liverpool Street and St Pancras International (Eurostar)

M25

Ebbsfleet International (Eurostar)

M20 M23

Dover Gatwick

Folkestone

LONDON

Travelling to our University Located in the east of England, our University has excellent transport links. Colchester, Loughton and Southend are found less than one hour from London.

Colchester to:

Southend to:

Central London: 60 miles (97km) Approximately 45-60 minutes by train, 100 minutes by private car or taxi

Central London: 40 miles (64km) Approximately 45-60 minutes by train, 80 minutes by private car or taxi

Heathrow Airport: 95 miles (153km) Approximately 90-100 minutes by train, 90 minutes by private car or taxi

Heathrow Airport: 76 miles (122km) Approximately 120 minutes by train, 80 minutes by private car or taxi

Gatwick Airport: 85 miles (137km) Approximately 90-100 minutes by train, 90 minutes by private car or taxi

Gatwick Airport: 62 miles (100km) Approximately 120 minutes by train, 70 minutes by private car or taxi

Stansted Airport: 33 miles (53km) Approximately 75 minutes by bus, 50 minutes by private car or taxi

Stansted Airport: 40 miles (64km) Approximately 90 minutes by bus, 60 minutes by private car or taxi

Southend Airport: 41 miles (66km) Approximately 75 minutes by train, 60 minutes by private car or taxi

Southend Airport: 3 miles (5km) Approximately 15 minutes by bus, 10 minutes by private car or taxi

For detailed directions to our Colchester or Southend Campus, please visit our website. www.essex.ac.uk/visiting


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Contents 2 4 6 10

The Essex experience Why choose Essex? Our reputation Studying in Colchester Studying in Southend English language, Foundation and Pre-Masters courses

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The International Academy Undergraduate pathways Pre-Masters courses English language pathways

Choosing your course 20 Choosing your undergraduate course 22 Undergraduate courses 24 Choosing your postgraduate taught course 27 Choosing your postgraduate research programme 29 Research study

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International student life Tuition fees and living expenses Accommodation at Essex Funding for international students Employability Your future

Photo Credit: Dan Luo, MSc Financial Economics

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Why choose Essex? | www.essex.ac.uk

Our Colchester Campus

Why choose Essex? If you want to study in an exciting and international environment, at one of the UK’s leading universities, then you do not need to look any further. A thriving academic community of over 12,000 students from more than 130 countries can be found studying at our campuses. We pride ourselves on taking good care of our international students, ensuring they go on to their careers or further study with the skills, knowledge and personal attributes to succeed. We are one of the UK’s most popular universities for international students. Here are some of the reasons why: Top ten for research excellence We enjoy an international reputation for the quality of our research and were ranked ninth out of 159 institutions in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008). Over half of our subject areas were rated in the

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top ten nationally, with four in the top five re-confirming Essex as the leading social science university in the UK. You can look forward to studying in world-renowned academic departments, schools and centres offering dynamic and relevant courses.

Careers support Our Employability and Careers Centre offers a varied range of events and workshops, as well as one-to-one sessions with dedicated international careers advisers.

Top twenty for student satisfaction Eighty-nine per cent of our students expressed overall satisfaction with their course, placing Essex seventeenth out of English mainstream universities (National Student Survey, 2012).

Ninety-three per cent of our students expressed overall satisfaction with their course, placing Essex second out of English mainstream universities.

An international experience There are few universities in the world which can match our diversity with respect to ethnicity and citizenship of our staff and students. Student-run cultural societies and events create a vibrant international community and an opportunity for you to develop an international network.

(National Student Survey, 2013)


www.essex.ac.uk | Why choose Essex?

The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in London

An ideal location Colchester, Loughton and Southend are less than one hour by train from central London. There is excellent access to Europe by sea, at Harwich International Port, and by air, through nearby Stansted and Southend airports. Award-winning accommodation International students at Colchester and Southend are able to apply for their own room in University-provided accommodation, much of it en suite, within a short distance of our academic and social facilities. Colchester Campus Set in 200 acres of parkland next to Britain’s oldest recorded town, our Colchester Campus is a friendly and convenient home for students with facilities for living and learning on site.

Southend Campus Our modern campus is set in the middle of Southend, and only a five minute walk from the seafront. In late 2013 we officially opened our new library and learning centre, The Forum Southend-on-Sea. Pathway and language courses For those that need to take them, we offer pre-sessional and free in-sessional English classes, as well as pre-Masters and foundation programmes. Flexible study Our degree courses allow you to choose from a wide range of modules to build a course that suits your interests. Many also allow you to spend some time learning another language or studying in another country. An active Students’ Union Our Students’ Union offers academic representation, year-round entertainment, volunteering opportunities and commercial services. It also offers work opportunities for over 250 students.

Carmen Nicoara, Romania, BA Sociology with Human Rights ’12, MA Sociological Research

Coming here by myself was a scary experience. It was the first time I have ever been on an aeroplane, and the first time I visited the UK. But the community here at Essex made it so much easier for me to get used to everything. From the first day, I shared my flat with 13 other people from different parts of the world. We were all in the same situation of not knowing anyone, and that brought us closer together. International Prospectus 2014 | 3


Our reputation | www.essex.ac.uk

Our reputation Iliana Juarez Sandoval, Mexico, MA Psychoanalytic Studies ’10

Essex is an excellent university and its strong reputation is reflected in the outstanding calibre of the academics who teach and research here. I found the amount of international students that come here to be amazing, meaning that, socially, the University is a great place to make friends from all around the world! We understand that coming to study in the UK is a big step and it is important to choose the right environment. Essex is internationally known for its academic excellence and research-led teaching, while our alumni work across all sectors and in all parts of the world. We are proud of our achievements, as are the students who choose us.

know that the quality of your degree course will be respected, wherever you are.

leading universities which are less than 50 years old, ranked across 13 different indicators – including teaching, research, Our results re-confirmed our place as the income from industry and international UK’s leading university for the social sciences, profile – to provide an insight into which with politics and sociology top, economics universities have established global third and linguistics fourth nationally. We also reputations within the last half century. scored strongly in other fields, featuring in the UK’s top ten in more than half of our 14 subject areas submitted. This included being Our status as a world leader in social science, ranked second in the UK for history and for The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is Essex Business School (accounting and with internationally recognised strengths in the UK Government’s assessment of the finance subject area), ninth for art history and the humanities, has been confirmed by the quality of university research. In the most latest world university rankings. Seven tenth for philosophy. recent RAE (December, 2008), Essex ranked subjects at Essex have been ranked in the www.essex.ac.uk/about/rae ninth out of 159 universities. This means, as top 200 world elite in the QS World University an Essex student, you will be taught, Rankings by Subject, with top 50 rankings for supported and supervised by some of the Sociology and Politics and International most prolific and high-profile academics in Studies. The new league table, 2013 Times Higher the UK. As an international student, you will Education 100 Under 50, lists the world’s

World elite recognition

Research excellence

Top 30 in world rankings for universities under 50

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www.essex.ac.uk | Our reputation

Research Assessment Exercise results Rank

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University of Cambridge London School of Economics University of Oxford Imperial College London University College London University of Manchester University of Warwick University of York University of Essex University of Edinburgh Queen Mary, University of London University of Bristol

2.98 2.96 2.96 2.94 2.84 2.82 2.80 2.78 2.77 2.75 2.73 2.72

Source: The Times, December 2008 (Essex was also ranked ninth in the UK by The Guardian and The Independent)

postgraduates who responded to the survey, 93 per cent said their teaching and learning with us had met or exceeded their Outstanding student experience We offer you expectations, while 94 per cent said that an outstanding student experience and were their overall experience as a postgraduate rated second for student satisfaction in the with us had met or exceeded their most recent National Student Survey. Ninety- expectations. three per cent of our students expressed The most recent Postgraduate Research overall satisfaction with their course, placing Experience Survey, which took place in Essex second out of English mainstream universities. (National Student Survey, 2013). 2013, revealed that over 84 per cent of our research students who took part said their In 2013 we took part in the Postgraduate overall experience with us had met or Taught Experience Survey. Of all our taught exceeded their expectations.

Outstanding student experience

Department, school and centre websites Biological Sciences www.essex.ac.uk/bs Computational Finance and Economic Agents www.essex.ac.uk/ccfea Computer Science and Electronic Engineering www.essex.ac.uk/csee East 15 Acting School www.east15.ac.uk Economics www.essex.ac.uk/economics Essex Business School www.essex.ac.uk/ebs Government www.essex.ac.uk/government Health and Human Sciences www.essex.ac.uk/hhs History www.essex.ac.uk/history Institute for Social and Economic Research www.iser.essex.ac.uk International Academy (for English language and foundation programmes) www.essex.ac.uk/internationalacademy Language and Linguistics www.essex.ac.uk/langling Law www.essex.ac.uk/law Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies www.essex.ac.uk/lifts Mathematical Sciences www.essex.ac.uk/maths Philosophy and Art History www.essex.ac.uk/spah Psychoanalytic Studies www.essex.ac.uk/centres/psycho Psychology www.essex.ac.uk/psychology Sociology www.essex.ac.uk/sociology International Prospectus 2014 | 5


Studying in Colchester | www.essex.ac.uk

Studying in Colchester

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www.essex.ac.uk | Studying in Colchester

Raul Barclay, Mexico, PhD Government

Playing sport at Essex gave me the chance to make lots of friends and enjoy new experiences, and the facilities are great. I found it a great way to take a break from my academic studies and relax. Participating in sport is vital for academic development, and Essex gives you all the tools you need to achieve that.

There are over 12,000 students (of which around 8,000 are undergraduate) based at our Colchester Campus, with roughly equal numbers of men and women, and over 130 different nationalities represented.

Sports ■

Evolve, our 130-station gym, caters for the first-time user to the Olympic athlete

Extensive indoor facilities, including a sports hall, squash courts, indoor climbing wall, activity and dance studios

40-acres of outdoor sports facilities, including cricket, football, hockey and rugby pitches, tennis courts, a frisbee golf course, and an artificial cricket wicket and nets

Art Exchange is one of our region’s leading galleries of contemporary art

www.essex.ac.uk/life/sports

We are home to the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA) – Europe’s only public collection dedicated exclusively to Latin American art

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A campus experience

Set in over 200 acres of beautiful parkland, our Colchester Campus incorporates state-of-the-art teaching facilities, award-winning accommodation, shops, banks, a gallery, a theatre, sports facilities, bars and cafés all on one site.

Around 45 different sports clubs including football, rock climbing, martial arts, water sports and gliding

Our Colchester Campus has its own campus shop, selling a wide range of everyday items. We also have an international food store, a bakery, a Post Office, Waterstones book shop and a hairdressers 24-hour large supermarket within easy walking distance of the campus for groceries, clothes and more

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Three late-night venues on campus: Frango’s, Portuguese restaurant by day and lounge bar by night; Level 2, a bar with live music and comedy; and our award-winning 1,000-person capacity venue, SubZero

Weekly events including salsa and international night, plus regular live acts

Easy access to the many clubs, restaurants and bars in Colchester

The arts ■

Our Lakeside Theatre presents an international and culturally diverse programme of theatre, dance, comedy, film and music, where professional touring companies, international musicians and our own staff and students perform

www.essex.ac.uk/life/arts

Students’ Union

Our Students’ Union (SU) is an important part of student life at Essex. All our students are automatically members, which means you can take advantage of the many services offered. At our Colchester Campus, these include: ■

Several bars and late-night venues

The SU Advice Centre which offers assistance on matters like accommodation, immigration and funding

The annual Summer Ball

Skills development through our V Team volunteering programmes, working for our student newspaper (The Rabbit), radio station (RED Radio), or our TV station (SX:TV)

Employment for over 250 students www.essexstudent.com

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Studying in Colchester | www.essex.ac.uk

Guide to Colchester 1

Take a walk, have a picnic or just take photos in Colchester’s award-winning Castle Park

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Have a drink in the sun or relax by the river in the picturesque village of Dedham

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Firstsite, Colchester’s striking contemporary arts venue

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Wildlife on campus includes ducks, swans, rabbits and squirrels

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Try local bakery at one of the cafes on campus or in a traditional tea shop

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Watch live music from local and international acts at venues including the Students’ Union’s award-winning venue Sub-Zero on campus or the Colchester Arts Centre

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Fusion, our South-East Asian restaurant and noodle bar

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Historic Wivenhoe House Hotel on campus

Photo credit: Dan Luo, MSc Financial Economics

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Studying in Southend | www.essex.ac.uk

Studying in Southend

CGI of The Forum Southend-on-Sea: brand new library, teaching and study facilities

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www.essex.ac.uk | Studying in Southend

Nour Nazir Dannan, Kuwait, MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship

At the Southend Campus I have had the privilege of meeting some truly amazing people, from all corners of the globe. I was worried that being an international student would make it difficult to make new friends, but I haven’t found any problems communicating, understanding or getting along. Between us, the international community at the Southend Campus have created an amazing environment in which to live and study. It already feels like home.

A seaside experience

As a growing campus, there is a real sense of community at our Southend Campus. New students are warmly welcomed, and our staff and students get to know each other very quickly. We are located in the heart of Southend-on-Sea, in the main commercial and shopping area, providing a vibrant study location for you. We have around 1,000 students from over 60 countries. Our main campus building is adjacent to the railway station, so you can reach London in under one hour. Our student accommodation, University Square, opened in 2010 and is just a two-minute walk from The Gateway Building, offering over 500 en suite single-study bedrooms in modern buildings.

Town centre and campus facilities

The town recently received a Purple Flag* award in recognition of the quality of its nightlife and its welcoming, safe and clean seafront and High Street

The Gateway Building features state-of-the-art teaching and learning ■ A vibrant modern shopping centre right on environments, an iLab (innovation your doorstep with the large Bluewater, laboratory), health facilities, and a Business Lakeside and Westfield shopping centres Incubation Centre just under an hour away ■ The Forum Southend-on-Sea, opened late 2013, provides a modern space for *Association of Town Centre Management learning and houses a brand new library, teaching and study facilities ■

A brand new Evolve gym and fitness centre in the University Square accommodation

Our recently-converted Clifftown Studios, once a gothic church, now provides a variety of unique rehearsal and performance spaces, including a theatre

Dental clinic on campus

A lively town centre and award-winning beaches provide a host of leisure and entertainment facilities

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Studying in Southend | www.essex.ac.uk

Guide to Southend 1

Walk down the historic pier, still the world’s longest pleasure pier after 120 years

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Take a ride on the Dragon’s claw at Adventure Island

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www.essex.ac.uk | English language, Foundation and Pre-Masters courses

The International Academy – your route to success We have a long history of supporting international students at Essex and we understand that adapting to life in the UK and studying at a UK university presents a number of challenges. We are uniquely placed within the University to help you deal with such challenges. Our range of English language and pathway programmes offer international students routes into undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Essex, with added support and guidance along the way.

What are my pathway options - to a Bachelors? Undergraduate pathways – these provide you with the necessary knowledge and academic skills to undertake degree-level study at Essex. If you would normally need four years to complete a course in your home country, or if you need to improve your English, then it is likely that you will need to do an undergraduate pathway or ‘foundation’ course. We offer three different pathways to an undergraduate degree at Essex: our International Foundation Programme, four-year degrees and International Diplomas in Business and Economics.

English language requirements at Essex

International Foundation Programme International Diploma Undergraduate year one Undergraduate year two Postgraduate Pre-Masters

IELTS

Internet-based TOEFL

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5.5 6.0 6.5 6-7 5.5 in all components

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What are my pathway options - to a Masters? Postgraduate pathways – our Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas provide an excellent route to a Masters degree for students who have graduated with a three-year diploma or a Bachelors degree but do not yet meet the entry criteria for a Masters at Essex. What are my pathway options - if my English is too low? Pre-sessional pathways – our Pre-sessional Academic, Language and Study Skills Programme and Pre-sessional English Language Programme offer language and academic skills tuition in the months before you start in October.

We have a long history of enabling international students to reach their academic goals at Essex.

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Diploma options

Undergraduate pathways Why choose our undergraduate pathway options at Essex? n We guarantee entry to any relevant Bachelors degree on successful completion n We maintain a progression rate of over 80 per cent n Our foundation options offer a variety of subjects n You are taught entirely at the University of Essex by our staff n Our foundation options have October and January* start dates n All our pathways combine strong academic standards with dedicated learning support * Selected courses only Foundation options International Foundation Programme Our International Foundation Programme is a one-year programme leading to direct entry into your first year of degree study. As an International Foundation Programme student you will study academic modules that are relevant to your chosen course, alongside academic skills modules to support development of the skills needed for university-level study.

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Four-year degrees Our four-year degrees combine an integrated foundation year (known as Year Zero) in a subject area, followed by three years of undergraduate study. Our Year Zero follows the same curriculum as our International Foundation Programme so you study subject-specific and academic skills modules. Upon successful completion of Year Zero, you progress to the first year of your course. You can take our foundation options in the following subject areas: n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n

Accounting, finance and banking Art history Business and management Computer science and electronic engineering Criminology Economics History Human rights Law Liberal arts Literature Mathematics Philosophy Politics and international relations Sociology

International Diploma in Business (Accounting, Finance and Management) Our International Diploma in Business is a bespoke first-year equivalent course designed for students seeking entry into the second year of an undergraduate course in Essex Business School. You will study subjects equivalent to those studied in the first year of an undergraduate course with additional modules to support your academic skills development. Due to the intensive nature of the International Diploma, the academic year is slightly longer than our foundation programmes, but we keep our class sizes small to ensure you receive the personalised attention and support needed for your studies. International Diploma in Economics As with our International Diploma in Business, our International Diploma in Economics is an intensive, first-year equivalent course designed for students seeking entry into the second year of an undergraduate course in the Department of Economics. Ranked third in the UK for the quality of its research, you will enter our Department of Economics equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in further undergraduate study. Entry requirements For each of our undergraduate pathways, you will need a good academic record at senior secondary/high school or junior college. For English language requirements, please see page 15.


www.essex.ac.uk | English language, Foundation and Pre-Masters courses

Postgraduate pathways Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas Our Graduate Diplomas provide a quality route of entry to our Masters courses at Essex. Each Graduate Diploma runs for one academic year and a minimum score of 60 per cent is needed to progress onto the relevant Masters degree. You will study a combination of academic modules as well as English for Academic Purposes. We have a wide choice of courses in areas of accounting, linguistics, art history, biotechnology, computer science, economics, electronic engineering, entrepreneurship, European Union law, finance, history, international law, management, politics, philosophy, psychoanalytic and psychological studies. For a full list of our pre-Masters courses, and the Masters courses you can progress onto, please see our website: www.essex.ac.uk/internationalacademy Graduate Diploma in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) We also offer a Graduate Diploma in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This course has a strong focus on the development of the English language and academic study skills in the context of your future area of study. Successful completion fulfils the language requirement for most Essex schools and departments.

Our Graduate Diplomas will: n support your development of academic skills and language proficiency; n provide you with specialist subject knowledge; n develop your research skills and understanding of research methods; n develop your understanding of critical thinking; and n enable you to experience teaching and learning in a UK academic environment. Entry requirements for Graduate Diplomas You should have a three-year diploma or a good Bachelors degree, or be about to complete one. For English language requirements, please see page 15.

Ozge Karakale, Turkey, Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies with English for Academic Purposes ’12

I decided to study at Essex primarily because it is one of the few universities in the UK which offers a Pre-Masters course as a preparation for postgraduate study. Essex also has an excellent academic reputation, so I didn’t hesitate to apply.

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English language, Foundation and Pre-Masters courses | www.essex.ac.uk

English language programmes We offer a wide range of English language programmes to suit all ability levels and needs. Our programmes last from 5 to 40 weeks and the length of time you will study depends on your current English language level. As an English language student you are a full member of our University community and have access to all our campus facilities during your time here. English language pathways Pre-sessional programmes We offer a range of pre-sessional programmes to help you improve your English before starting your studies: n

Our Pre-sessional Academic, Language and Study Skills Programme prepares you for your academic studies with a distinctive focus on the language and study skills needed in an academic context, such as essay writing and project work. Our programme runs for 15 and 10 weeks and provides a language uplift of 1.0 and 0.5 IELTS band respectively.

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Our Pre-sessional English Language Programme aims to improve your core English language skills by focusing on your grammar and vocabulary development, as well as developing your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Our programme runs for 10 and 5 weeks and provides a language uplift of 1.0 and 0.5 IELTS band respectively.

If you are holding an unconditional offer to study at Essex, but still wish to improve your English language skills, and boost your confidence in using English in an academic setting, our English Language and Study Skills Enhancement module helps you settle quickly into academic life at Essex. For more information on how long you will need to study on a pre-sessional programme, as well as application deadlines, start dates and fees, please visit our website. www.essex.ac.uk/internationalacademy/ study/el You can also contact us by e-mail to discuss which programme is right for you. E intacad@essex.ac.uk

Essex English Language Programme This programme is available if you have a lower level of English language or do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score. We run this programme throughout the year and divide it into five-week study blocks with entry points in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August. On arrival, your English language will be tested and you will be placed in a class which suits your level. In-sessional English support We also offer free in-sessional English classes to all students on full-time courses wishing to improve their academic and social English at the same time as studying. Free classes are also provided for the dependants of international students who have travelled with their family. To find out more information about all our International Academy courses, including our application forms and guidance on how to apply, please visit our website. www.essex.ac.uk/internationalacademy


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Pre-sessional pathways Pre-sessional Academic, Language and Study Skills Programme (previously known as Classic Pre-Sessional Programme) Entry requirement for your course

Overall IELTS score

IELTS writing score

Minimum length of pre-sessional pathway programme

7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0

6.5 6.5 6.0 6.5 6.0 5.5 6.0 5.5 5.0

6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.0

10 weeks 15 weeks 15 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 15 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 15 weeks

All students must also have at least 5.0 in listening, reading and speaking Pre-sessional English Language Programme (previously known as Intensive Pre-Sessional Programme) Entry requirement for your course

Overall IELTS score

IELTS writing score

Minimum length of pre-sessional pathway programme

7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0

6.5 6.5 6.0 6.5 6.0 5.5 6.0 5.5 5.0

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5 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 10 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 10 weeks

All students must also have at least 5.0 in listening, reading and speaking Pre-sessional English Language Programme for International Foundation Programme and International Diploma students Entry requirement for your course

Overall IELTS score

IELTS writing score

Minimum length of pre-sessional pathway programme

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Choosing your undergraduate course As an undergraduate at Essex, you’ll receive a high-quality education, with a wide range of courses and modules on offer. Our researchled teaching means you are taught, supported and supervised by academics who are international leaders in their fields. www.essex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate

Employability – some of our courses are professionally accredited so you accumulate credits towards a professional qualification.

Entry requirements If you have studied GCE, DSE or Singapore A-levels, the International Baccalaureate, or an equivalent qualification in your home country, then you will typically be able to directly enrol on a three-year undergraduate course with sufficient grades. Please contact us to find out more on entry requirements. E admit@essex.ac.uk

You can expect: ■ Top-quality teaching – we were ranked in the top 20 for student satisfaction following the National Student Survey (NSS, 2012). What if I need further help? ■ Variety and flexibility – our courses give you You will need to meet our English language entry requirements, and this may be included the opportunity to choose from a wide as one of the conditions if you receive an range of modules offering variety and the offer from us. Our general entry requirement chance to explore new areas of interest that you may not have studied before. Many for first year entry to undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you require a Tier courses enable you to combine subjects, 4 visa to study in the UK you must also graduating with a joint honours degree. achieve the minimum scores required in ■ Study abroad – most of our courses offer individual components, as specified in the you the chance to study for a term or year UKBA’s list of approved English Language abroad at another university in one of many Tests. If you need to improve your English countries around the world. If you study language skills before starting your studies, abroad for a full year, as part of a four-year then our International Academy offers course, you will not pay any tuition fees for courses to help your language and study your year abroad. We are one of only a few skills, as well as prepare you for life in the UK. UK universities to offer this benefit. Further details are available from page 15. ■

Career opportunities – our graduates secure excellent positions internationally, as our courses give you key skills and confidence to succeed in your field.

Omar Al-Aqel, Yemen, BSc Information Management Systems ’07, MSc Financial Economics ’11

I undertook a summer placement at ENST-Bretagne in France, where I studied databases and query processing. I did not speak French before, but took a one-month course while there and can now speak the language at a basic level. I had a great time during my placement and would recommend it to anyone!

Facts about undergraduate study Term dates (2014-15) Autumn term: 6 October – 12 December 2014 ■ Spring term: 12 January – 20 March 2015 ■ Summer term: 20 April – 26 June 2015 ■

Course length Standard Bachelor degrees are three years long in the UK but some may take up to four years. Degree courses involving a year of study abroad at one of our partner universities or a placement year will also be four years long, while those

preceded by a pathway or foundation programme in our International Academy may take additional time. Applications Applications should be submitted through UCAS. Students can apply directly to us for certain International Academy programmes. www.ucas.com Teaching is carried out in lectures and seminars, the latter typically involving 10 to 15 students. Science courses also include additional laboratory sessions. You will normally have 10 to 15 contact hours per week in social sciences and humanities

courses and 15 to 20 contact hours per week in science courses. Computer science, electronic engineering and psychology research involves extensive practical work. Assessment is by a combination of written coursework, endof-term tests, practical and laboratory work (in relevant subjects) and end-ofyear exams. Our staff are happy to provide one-to-one guidance throughout your studies. Enquiries for undergraduate studies T +44 (0)1206 873666 E admit@essex.ac.uk International Prospectus 2014 | 21


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Undergraduate courses Key Single Honours Joint Honours *Including Year Abroad option † Including Placement Year option Accounting, Finance and Banking Actuarial Science* Accounting* Accounting with Economics* Accounting and Finance* Accounting and Management* Accounting and Mathematics* Banking and Finance* Banking and Finance with a Modern Language Banking, Finance and Modern Languages Finance* Finance and Mathematics* Finance with Mandarin Finance and Modern Languages Finance with a Modern Language Financial Management* American Studies American (United States) Studies* American (United States) Studies with Film* Criminology and American (United States) Studies* Art History Art History* Art History and History* Film Studies and Art History* Art History and/with Modern Languages Literature and Art History* Philosophy and Art History*† Biochemistry and Biomedical Science Biochemistry* Biomedical Science* Biology Biological Sciences* Genetics* Marine Biology*

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Business and Management

Electronic Engineering

Business Administration Business Management* Business Management and Modern Languages Business Management with a Modern Language Management and Mathematics* Management, Mathematics and Economics* Management with Mandarin Management with Mathematics*

Electronic Engineering*† Telecommunication Engineering*†

Computer Science Computer Games*† Computer Networks*† Computer Science*† Computer Systems Engineering*† Computers with Electronics*† Information and Communication Technology*† Criminology Criminology* Criminology and American (United States) Studies* Criminology and the Media* Criminology with Social Psychology* History and Criminology* Sociology and Criminology* Drama Drama* Drama and Literature* Drama and Modern Languages

English Language and Linguistics English Language* English Language and English Language Teaching* English Language and History* English Language and Linguistics* English Language and Literature* English Language, Language Acquisition, and Language Disorders* Linguistics* Sociology of Language* Teaching English as a Foreign Language* European Studies European Studies European Studies and Modern Languages European Studies with French/German/Italian/ Spanish European Studies with Politics Film Studies American (United States) Studies with Film* Film and Creative Writing* Film Studies* Film Studies and Art History* Film Studies and Literature* History and/with Film Studies*

Economics Economics* Economics and Mathematics* Economics and Politics* Economics with French/ German/ Italian/ Portuguese/ Spanish* Economics with Mathematics Economics and Politics* Financial Economics* History and Economics* International Economics* Management Economics* Philosophy, Politics and Economics*

Health and Human Sciences Social and Community Development* Sports Therapy History American History* Art History and History* English Language and History* History* History and/with Modern Languages History and Criminology*

History and Economics* History and/with Film Studies History and Literature* History and Sociology* History with Human Rights* Modern History* Modern History and International Relations* Modern History and Politics* Philosophy and History* Social and Cultural History* Human Rights Human Rights Latin American Studies with Human Rights Law and Human Rights Philosophy with Human Rights* Politics with Human Rights* Sociology with Human Rights* International Academy (four-year degrees) Accounting Accounting and Finance Accounting and Management Accounting with Economics American History Business Management Computers with Electronics Computer Science Criminology Economics Finance Financial Economics Financial Management History History and Literature Liberal Arts International Economics International Relations Law Law and Human Rights Literature and Art History Literature and Myth Management Economics Management, Mathematics and Economics Media, Culture and Society Modern History Philosophy Philosophy and History Philosophy and Literature Politics Sociology Sociology and Criminology Sociology and Liberal Arts Telecommunication Engineering


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Latin American Studies

Mathematics

Latin American Studies* Latin American Studies with Business Management* Latin American Studies with Human Rights* Modern Languages with Latin American Studies* Spanish Studies with Latin American Studies* Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies*

Accounting and Mathematics* Actuarial Science* Computing and Mathematics* Economics and Mathematics* Finance and Mathematics* Mathematics* Mathematics for Secondary Teaching* Mathematics, Cryptography and Network Security* Mathematics with a Modern Language* Mathematics with Computing* Mathematics with Economics* Mathematics and Liberal Arts* Management and Mathematics* Management with Mathematics* Management, Mathematics and Economics* Mathematics with Physics*

Law English and French Laws (MaĂŽtrise/Master1) Law Laws* Law and Human Rights Law and Philosophy Law and Politics Philosophy and Law* Politics and Law* Liberal Arts Liberal Arts* Mathematics and Liberal Arts* Sociology and Liberal Arts* Literature Creative Writing* Drama and Literature* English and United States Literature* English Language and Literature* English Literature* Film and Creative Writing* Film Studies and Literature* History and Literature* Literature and Art History Literature and Myth* Literature and Sociology* Literature and/with Modern Languages Philosophy and Literature* Marketing International Business and Entrepreneurship Management and Marketing* Marketing

Modern Languages All of our Modern Languages courses are four-years long and include a year abroad, except for Language Studies which has the option of a three year route.

Banking and Finance with a Modern Language Banking, Finance and Modern Languages Drama and Modern Languages European Studies and Modern Languages Finance with a Modern Language Finance and Modern Languages French Studies and Modern Languages German Studies and Modern Languages Art History and/with Modern Languages International Relations and Modern Languages Italian Studies with Modern Languages Language Studies* Literature and/with Modern Languages Modern Languages Modern Languages and English Language Modern Languages and Linguistics Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Modern Languages with Latin American Studies

Modern Languages with Professional Skills Philosophy and/with Modern Languages Politics and Modern Languages Portuguese Studies with Modern Languages Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Spanish Studies and Modern Languages Spanish Studies with Latin American Studies Philosophy Film Studies and Art History * Literature and Art History * Law and Philosophy Philosophy* Philosophy and Art History*†Philosophy and History* Philosophy and Law* Philosophy and Literature* Philosophy and/with Modern Languages Philosophy and Politics* Philosophy and Sociology* Philosophy, Politics and Economics* Philosophy, Religion and Ethics* Philosophy with Human Rights* Politics Economics and Politics* Elections, Public Opinions and Parties* International Development* International Relations* International Relations and Modern Languages Law and Politics Modern History and International Relations* Modern History and Politics* Philosophy, Politics and Economics* Philosophy and Politics* Political Economics Politics* Politics and Law* Politics and Modern Languages Politics with Human Rights* Sociology and Politics*

Psychology Psychology* Criminology with Social Psychology* Social Psychology and Sociology* Sociology History and Sociology* Literature and Sociology* Media, Culture and Society* Philosophy and Sociology* Sociology* Sociology and Criminology* Sociology and Liberal Arts* Sociology and Management* Sociology of Language* Sociology with Human Rights* Sociology and Politics* Sociology with Psychosocial Studies* Sociology with Social Anthropology* Sports and Exercise Science Sports and Exercise Science* Theatre Acting Acting and Community Theatre Acting and Contemporary Theatre Acting and Stage Combat Physical Theatre Stage Management and Technical Theatre World Performance

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Facts about postgraduate study Term dates (2014-15) ■ Autumn term: 6 October – 12 December 2014 ■ Spring term: 12 January – 20 March 2015 ■ Summer term: 20 April – 26 June 2015 Masters students also continue their studies during the summer vacation, when they write their dissertation.

Entry requirements Academic: You should have a first degree with good grades from a recognised We have always been a popular choice for institution. Some courses will require your first postgraduate study, with taught courses that degree to be in a related field. respond to both student interest and the needs of prospective employers around the English language: IELTS 6.0 to 7.5 or TOEFL world. Our research-led teaching is informed 76 to 100 (Internet), depending on the subject. by world-class work and led by www.essex.ac.uk/international/ internationally respected academics at the language.aspx forefront of their fields. In the 2013

Choosing your postgraduate taught course

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, of all our taught postgraduates who responded, 94 per cent said their overall experience of their course at Essex had met or exceeded their expectations. www.essex.ac.uk/study/pgt Types of postgraduate taught course Masters degrees consist of taught modules and an independent dissertation totalling 180 credits. Typically the research element counts for 60 credits and the taught modules for 120 credits. There are usually several compulsory modules and a range of optional modules. Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas consist of the taught modules and assessed work of a Masters course but without the dissertation. Some are designed to enable you to proceed to a taught Masters in a discipline different to your first degree, while others are for those of you who need to ‘top up’ previous qualifications. Others are more vocational.

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What if I need further help? If you have a Bachelors degree in a discipline different to that of the Masters course you wish to apply for, you may need to take a pre-Masters. This provides study skills and English language study alongside subject-specific courses. Details about these courses are available from page 17. If English is not your first language, you may need to take an English test to study in the UK. Our general English language entry requirement for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 to 7.5, depending on the course you are applying to. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, then our International Academy offer a range of courses to help your language and study skills, as well as prepare you for successful study in the UK. Further details are available from page 15.

Course length Masters courses in the UK are typically twelve-months long. Postgraduate Diplomas are usually nine-months long. International students are not normally able to register as part-time students if they need a student visa to study in the UK, although there are some exceptions. Applications Applications should be submitted directly to Essex. You can apply online at: www.essex.ac.uk/pgapply. As well as the application form, you should provide: ■

your personal details and academic qualifications;

all academic transcripts and degree certificates;

at least one verifiable academic reference, (students applying for courses within the School of Health and Human Sciences or for the Essex MBA must provide two verifiable references, of which one must be an academic reference);

a copy of your IELTS or TOEFL test (if you have taken an English language test in the last two years);

other documents you feel may support your application such as a resume/CV or personal statement; and

your research proposal (see page 27), if you are applying for a research programme.

You are welcome to apply before you have completed a course of study, or prior to receiving an IELTS certificate, as we are usually happy to make conditional offers. Enquiries for postgraduate study T +44 (0)1206 872719 E pgadmit@essex.ac.uk


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Postgraduate taught courses Acting

Computational Finance

Essex Business School

MA Acting MA/MFA Acting (International) MA Filmmaking MA/MFA Theatre Directing

MSc Computational Finance MSc Financial Computing MSc High Frequency Finance and Trading

The Essex MBA

Applied Social and Economic Research

Computer Science

MSc Applied Economics and Data Analysis (delivered jointly with our Department of Economics) MA Longitudinal Social Research (delivered jointly with our Department of Sociology) MSc Research Methods in Health (delivered jointly with our School of Health and Human Sciences) MSc Survey Methods and Social Research (delivered jointly with our Department of Sociology) Art History MA Art History and Theory MA Curating Contemporary Art MA Gallery Studies and Critical Curating MA Gallery Studies with Dissertation Graduate Diploma in Art History and Theory Biological Sciences MSc Biotechnology MSc/MA Environmental Governance: the Natural World, Science and Society MSc Tropical Marine Biology MSc Molecular Medicine

MSc Advanced Computer Science MSc Advanced Web Engineering MSc Artificial Intelligence MSc Computer Engineering MSc Embedded Systems MSc Intelligent Systems and Robotics MSc Big Data and Text Analytics MSc Cloud Computing Economics MSc Economics MSc Accounting and Financial Economics MSc Applied Economics and Data Analysis MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets and Policy MSc Economics and Econometrics MSc Financial and Business Economics MSc Financial Econometrics MSc Financial Economics and Econometrics MSc Financial Economics MSc International Economics MSc Management Economics Electronics and Telecommunications MSc Computer Networks and Security MSc Computer Engineering MSc Electronic Engineering MSc Multimedia Networking MSc Telecommunications and Information Systems

Accounting (Colchester) MSc Accounting MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Accounting and Financial Management MSc Accounting and Management MSc International Accounting MRes Accounting Banking and finance (Colchester) MSc Banking and Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance and Investment MSc Finance and Management MSc Financial Engineering and Risk Management MSc International Finance Entrepreneurship and innovation (Southend) MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc Global Project Management MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship MSc Organisation Studies and International Human Resource Management MSc Social Entrepreneurship Management (Colchester) MSc International Management MSc Management MSc Management and Organisational Dynamics MSc Marketing and Brand Management MRes Management MSc Work, Organisation and Society

Health and Human Sciences MPH Public Health MSc Health Research MSc Health and Organisational Research History MA History PGCert History Human Rights MA Human Rights and Cultural Diversity MSc Human Rights and Research Methods MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights International Academy Graduate Diploma in/with: n English for Academic Purposes n Accounting with English for Academic Purposes n Applied Linguistics with English for Academic Purposes n Art History with English for Academic Purposes n Biotechnology with English for Academic Purposes n Computer Science with English for Academic Purposes n Economics with English for Academic Purposes n Electronic Engineering with English for Academic Purposes n Entrepreneurship and Innovation with English for Academic Purposes n European Union Law with English for Academic Purposes n Finance with English for Academic Purposes n History with English for Academic Purposes n International Law with English for Academic Purposes continued

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International Commercial Law with English for Academic Purposes International Trade Law with English for Academic Purposes Management with English for Academic Purposes Philosophy with English for Academic Purposes Politics with English for Academic Purposes Psychoanalytic Studies with English for Academic Purposes Psychological Studies with English for Academic Purposes UK Human Rights and Public Law with English for Academic Purposes

MA Linguistics MA Linguistic Studies MA Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics MA Sociolinguistics MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language/English Language Teaching MRes Analysing Language Use MRes Experimental Linguistics MRes Linguistics MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling MA Translation and Literature MA/PG Diploma ChineseEnglish Translation and Interpreting Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

MA Curating Latin American Art MA/MSc International Relations MA/MSc International Relations and the Media MA/MSc Political Economy

MA Creative Writing MA English Language and Literature MA Film and Literature MA Film Studies MA Literature MA Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious MA Playwriting MA Theatre MA Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment

Law

Mathematical Sciences

LLM Economic, Social and Cultural Rights LLM European Union Law LLM International Business Law LLM International Commercial Law LLM International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law LLM International Human Rights Law LLM International Trade Law LLM Internet Law LLM UK Human Rights and Public Law

MSc Discrete Mathematics Applications MSc Financial Decision Making with Applications MSc Mathematics and Finance MSc Operational Research and Computer Science MSc Statistics and Computer Science MSc Statistics and Data Analysis MSc Statistics and Econometrics MSc Statistics and Operational Research Graduate Diploma in Mathematics

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Latin American Studies

Linguistics MA Applied Linguistics MA English Language and Linguistics MA English Language and Literature

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Philosophy

Psychology

MA Continental Philosophy MA Ethics, Politics and Public Policy MA Philosophy MA Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology MSc Cognitive Neuroscience MSc Language and the Brain MSc Research Methods in Psychology MSc Psychology

Politics MA Politics MA/MSc Political Science MA/MSc Conflict Resolution MA/MSc Global and Comparative Politics MA Ideology and Discourse Analysis MA/MSc International Relations MA/MSc Multilevel Governance in Europe MA/MSc Political Behaviour MA/MSc Political Economy MA Political Theory MA/MSc Public Opinion and Polling MRes International Relations MRes Political Economy MRes Politics Graduate Diploma in Politics Psychoanalytic Studies MA Psychoanalytic Studies MA Psychoanalytic and Jungian Studies MA Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies MA Management and Organisational Dynamics MA Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious MA Philosophy and Psychoanalysis MA Psychoanalytic Social Observation MA Psychodynamic Counselling MA Refugee Care MA Psychosocial Studies Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Approaches

Sociology MA Sociology with pathways in: ■ Citizenship and Rights ■ Criminology ■ Culture, Media and Identities ■ Global Challenges ■ Intimacy and Gender ■ Qualitative Research ■ Open pathway MA Advertising, Marketing and the Media MA Criminology and Socio-Legal Research MSc Human Rights and Research Methods MA Longitudinal Social Research MSc Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security MA Sociological Research MA Sociology and Management MSc Survey Methods for Social Research Graduate Certificate in Sociology Sports and Exercise Science MSc Cardiac Rehabilitation


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Choosing your postgraduate research programme

leading social science university and many of our departments, schools and centres enjoy world-renowned reputations, working on a number of important and well-funded projects.

As one of the UK’s leading research institutions, rated ninth nationally in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), we offer our postgraduate research students the most up-to-date knowledge and thinking, as well as access to academics who are at the forefront of their field. We are internationally known as a

The most recent Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, which took place in 2013, revealed that over 84 per cent of our research students who took part said their overall experience with us had met or exceeded their expectations. www.essex.ac.uk/study/pgr

Entry requirements Academic: You will normally be expected to have completed a Masters degree in a related subject area although this is not an absolute requirement and your research proposal will also be a major factor that we consider. Please contact us to find out more information: E overseas@essex.ac.uk

Preparing your research proposal Your research proposal should set out what you plan to accomplish, why it matters and how it can be achieved. It needs to demonstrate that you have, or are able to develop, the competencies and skills needed to complete your proposed project within the time and resources available.

schools and centres offer guidance on preparing a research proposal. If you are applying for funding, you should also ensure that your proposal fulfils the requirements of your preferred funding body.

The quality of your writing is important and a good research proposal may be rejected if it is poorly expressed or badly presented. You should write in a clear and accessible way. Many of our departments,

a working title and key words;

a summary of the aims and objectives of your research;

an outline of the ways you will meet

Your research proposal should be 800-1,000 words in length and include:

these aims and objectives, referring to research methods and specific resources you will use; ■

evidence of your awareness of relevant literature and theoretical approaches;

an overview of the expected outcomes and the original contribution your research will make to existing bodies of knowledge; and

a brief statement on how your research interests tie in with those found in the department, school, or centre.

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Masumi Ono, Japan, PhD Applied Linguistics ’13

English language requirements English language: IELTS 6.0 to 7.5 or TOEFL 76 to 113 (Internet). Requirements vary depending on subject and level. You should check with the department, school or centre to which you are applying, or contact our Graduate Admissions Office. E pgadmit@essex.ac.uk www.essex.ac.uk/international/ language.aspx Types of postgraduate research degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): There are several routes to a PhD at Essex, each of which requires you to conduct and present the results of original investigations and research.

Professional Doctorate Master of Philosophy (MPhil): This involves taught study, followed by the submission of a thesis. An MPhil is usually two years of full-time study.

Supervision You will be allocated a supervisor whose role is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of staff. You will have regular one-to-one meetings to discuss progress. Research skills training is also provided through your supervisor and more formal workshops and seminars offered at Essex.

What if I need further help? If English is not your first language, you may need to take an English test to study in the UK. Our general English language entry ■ Integrated PhD (new route) – a first year requirement for postgraduate research is of intensive taught study and thesis IELTS 6.0 to 7.5, depending on the research preparation, followed by three to four years you are applying for. If you need to improve of supervised research your English language and study skills before starting your course, then our International ■ Doctoral Programme – three years full Academy offer a range of programmes to time study help you, as well as prepare you for successful study in the UK. Further details are available from page 15. ■

PhD (traditional route) – three to four years full time for students who hold the necessary qualifications

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I chose Essex because my Department of Language and Linguistics has a number of top specialists. This means both my social and academic life at the University have been brilliant; I have a great supervisor, as well as lovely advisers and colleagues who support and encourage me to tackle challenges and achieve my goals. Presenting papers at conferences has been my favourite experience since coming to Essex. I have been to conferences in the UK as well as in Spain, Italy and the United States. At each conference, I met world-leading researchers and had interesting discussions with them.


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Research study We offer research degrees in the areas below. Some departments allow you to begin your PhD in January and April, as well as October. International applicants who hold very high qualifications and/or considerable relevant expertise may be able to register for a part-time research degree, without residence at our University.

Applied Social and Economic Research Applied Social and Economic Research MPhil, PhD Economics MPhil, PhD Health Research MPhil, PhD Survey Methodology MPhil, PhD Art History Art History and Theory MPhil, PhD Biological Sciences Biological Sciences: Biochemistry MSD, MPhil, PhD Biological Sciences MSD, MPhil, PhD Immunology MSD, MPhil, PhD Cell and Molecular Biology MSD, MPhil, PhD Chemical Biology MSD, MPhil, PhD Environmental Governance MSD, MPhil, PhD Environmental Sciences MSD, MPhil, PhD Marine Biology MSD, MPhil, PhD Microbiology MSD, MPhil, PhD Molecular Medicine MSD, MPhil, PhD Computational Finance Computational Finance PhD Computer Science Computer Science MSD, MPhil, PhD Computing and Electronic Systems MSD, MPhil, PhD Electronic Systems Engineering MSD, MPhil, PhD

Economics

Latin American Studies

Philosophy

Economics MPhil, PhD (three-year) Economics PhD (four-year)

Supervision for MPhil and PhD on topics connected with Latin America available in: ■ Art History ■ History ■ Human Rights ■ Literature ■ Politics and International Relations ■ Sociology

Philosophy MAD, MPhil, PhD

Electronics and Telecommunications Applied Physics MSD, MPhil, PhD Computing and Electronic Systems MSD, MPhil, PhD Electronic Systems Engineering MSD, MPhil, PhD Essex Business School Accounting MSD, MPhil, PhD Banking MPhil, PhD Business Administration MSD, MPhil, PhD Entrepreneurship MSD, MPhil, PhD Finance MSD, MPhil, PhD Accounting Finance or Management Management MSD, MPhil, PhD Health and Human Sciences Health and Organisational Research MPhil, PhD Health Studies MSD, MPhil, PhD Nursing Studies MSD, MPhil, PhD Occupational Therapy MSD, MPhil, PhD Physiotherapy MSD, MPhil, PhD Public Health MSD, MPhil Social Policy MSD, MPhil Speech and Language Therapy MSD, MPhil, PhD History History MAD, MPhil, PhD Human Rights Human Rights MPhil, PhD

Law Law MPhil, PhD Linguistics Analysing Language Use MPhil, PhD Applied Linguistics MPhil, PhD English Language Teaching MPhil, PhD Experimental Linguistics MPhil, PhD Linguistics MPhil, PhD Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics MPhil, PhD Sociolinguistics MPhil, PhD Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies Creative Writing MAD, MPhil, PhD Film Studies MAD, MPhil, PhD Literature MAD, MPhil, PhD Theatre Studies MAD, MPhil, PhD Mathematical Sciences Applied Mathematics MSD, MPhil, PhD Bioinformatics MSD, MPhil, PhD Biostatistics MSD, MPhil, PhD Discrete Mathematics MSD, MPhil, PhD Mathematical Biology MSD, MPhil, PhD Mathematics MSD, MPhil, PhD Operational Research MSD, MPhil, PhD Pure Mathematics MSD, MPhil, PhD Statistics MSD, MPhil, PhD Statistics and Data Analysis MSD, MPhil, PhD Statistics and Operational Research MPhil, PhD

Politics Government PhD, PhP (Doctoral Programme) Psychoanalytic Studies Psychoanalytic Studies MAD, MPhil, PhD, Integrated PhD Professional Doctorate in Analytical Psychology Professional Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Professional Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Refugee Care MPhil, PhD Psychology Psychology MSD, MPhil, PhD Sociology Sociology MAD, MPhil, PhD Criminology MPhil, PhD Criminology and Socio-Legal Research MPhil, PhD Sociological Research MPhil, PhD Sports and Exercise Science Sports and Exercise Science MSD, MPhil, PhD Sports and Exercise Medicine MSD, MPhil, PhD Sports and Exercise Psychology MSD, MPhil, PhD

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Tuition fees and living expenses Tuition fees The fees given opposite, are for 2014 entry and cover all charges in respect of teaching, use of equipment/laboratories and examinations. You will need to pay your first term’s fees in order to register. You may pay your fees in three instalments. We require all self-funded postgraduate students to pay a tuition fee deposit in order to receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). This is required to meet our obligations to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in respect of ‘sponsoring’ students for a visa.

Accommodation We offer some of the lowest rents for campus accommodation in the UK, with prices starting from under £70 per week. All students at our Colchester Campus are guaranteed a single study-bedroom, provided you apply by the published deadline. Students at our Southend Campus can live in our University Square accommodation. The costs shown in the tables are based on rental charges for the 2013-14 academic year. Details of our range of accommodation and charges can be found on pages 32-33.

Travelling with family Our web pages provide information for international students wishing to bring their families. www2.essex.ac.uk/stdsup/intstuds/ The exact amount and arrangements for dependants.shtm payment of the deposit will be communicated www.essex.ac.uk/immigration/apply_for_ to all offer holders. a_visa/tier4/family.aspx Fees were correct at the time going to print, but for the most up-to-date information, please see our website. www.essex.ac.uk/fees

Student Support Our Student Support staff are happy to provide advice and support for international students wishing to bring their families.

Living costs Please feel free to contact them: We offer a comparatively low cost of living, E sso@essex.ac.uk with all international students able to apply for T +44 (0)1206 872366 accommodation in their first year on campus. The annual living costs given opposite, are based on the amount you will need in order to satisfy the UKBA that you can support yourself financially during your studies, and obtain a Tier 4 student visa. Remember that actual living costs will vary, depending on your lifestyle and the accommodation you choose.

Undergraduate costs (per year) International Foundation Year and Year Zero Tuition fees Living and accommodation costs (approximately) Total

£9,250 £7,200 £16,450

International Diploma in Business (leading to year two of a Bachelors) Tuition fees Living and accommodation costs (approximately) Total

£11,950 £7,200 £19,150

Three-year Bachelors Standard tuition fee Lab-based fee† Living and accommodation costs (approximately) Total for standard fee Total for lab-based fee

£11,950 £13,950 £7,200 £19,150 £21,150

Postgraduate costs (per year) One-year Masters Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma £8,950 Standard tuition fee £13,500 Lab-based fee† £14,950 Essex Business School fee £14,950 The Essex MBA fee £16,950 Living and accommodation £9,600 costs (approximately) Total for Pre-Masters £18,550 Graduate Diploma Total for standard fee £23,100 Total for lab-based fee £24,550 Total for Essex £24,550 Business School fee Total for The Essex MBA £26,550 Research degrees Standard tuition fee Lab-based fee† Living and accommodation costs (approximately) Total for standard fee Total for lab-based fee

£11,950 £13,950 £9,600 £21,550 £23,550

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Accommodation at Essex Satisfied students This is the fourth year in succession that we have performed well in the National Student Housing Survey. This is an annual survey of students in higher education across the UK. The 2012 survey attracted nearly 19,000 responses from more than 120 higher education institutions. We have performed consistently well, winning in 2009, and coming second in 2010 and 2011. Last year we were one of only five institutions to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark for achieving at least 90 per cent satisfaction among international students. Facilities Rooms and flats at both campuses are fully equipped. All kitchens have a cooker, microwave oven and fridge freezers. Study-bedrooms have a free high-speed internet connection and are furnished. Heating, hot water and electricity costs are included in your rent. Single-gender flats are also available in both Southend and Colchester. There are laundrettes situated close to all our residences. Colchester Campus We provide a supportive and real-home environment for students. New international students studying in 2014 at our Colchester Campus are able to apply for a single room in University-provided accommodation, however your application and part-rent payment (if applicable) must be returned by the published closing date. Our accommodation consists of single-study-bedrooms, grouped in self-contained flats of varying sizes, with communal kitchen-dining facilities. Rooms in University Quays, South Courts, The Houses and The Meadows flats have en suite facilities. The Towers and The Meadows townhouses have shared bathroom facilities. We have limited accommodation for couples and families and this cannot be guaranteed. Most students with families choose to rent private accommodation. Studentlets, run by our Students’ Union, is available to help you find accommodation with one of their registered private landlords. Please contact them as early as you can if you are planning to bring your family with you. www.essexstudent.com/studentlets 32 | International Prospectus 2014

The Towers ■ Weekly rent – £70 to £81 ■ Walking distance to campus – three minutes ■ Number in each flat – 13 to 16 on each floor ■ Shared bathrooms

The Houses Weekly rent – £110 ■ Walking distance to campus – five minutes ■ Number in each flat – four to six ■ En suite bathrooms ■ Adapted rooms available ■

South Courts Weekly rent – £122 ■ Walking distance to campus – three minutes ■ Number in each flat – four to six ■ En suite bathrooms ■ Adapted rooms available ■

University Quays Weekly rent – £112 ■ Walking distance to campus – 15 minutes ■ Number in each flat – eight ■ En suite bathrooms ■

The Meadows, Townhouses Weekly rent – £118 ■ Walking distance to campus – ten minutes ■ Number in each flat – twelve ■ Shared bathrooms (one bathroom between two students) ■

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University Square, Southend Campus ■ Weekly rent – £125 to £154 ■ Walking distance to The Gateway Building – three minutes ■ Number in each flat – eight to ten ■ En suite bathrooms ■ Adapted rooms available Rents are for the 2013-14 academic year. www.essex.ac.uk/accommodation

Southend Campus University Square is just a few minutes walk from our main campus building, with 561 student rooms situated around a central enclosed courtyard. All rooms are en suite with between eight and ten student bedrooms per flat, sharing a communal kitchen. There are also a number of self-contained studio flats suitable for either a single student or couple. Studios have a kitchenette and en suite bathroom facilities.

televisions, vending machines and a laundrette. The brand new Evolve Gym is situated within the University Square building offering state of the art equipment and fully-qualified instructors, making it easy to integrate fitness into your daily routine.

The residences are located in the centre of town with all the facilities that you will need close by. Banks, book shops, a Post Office, a There is a large common room, with areas to pharmacy and a supermarket are all within a few minutes walk. study or relax, which also has internet access. It is equipped with wide screen

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Loyalty Discounts We offer our graduates and former study abroad students a three tier discount of up We offer a generous range of university and to 33 per cent on their first year’s tuition fee departmental scholarships of varying for postgraduate study. You must be amounts. To see what support is available registered for your first postgraduate study this year or check details of individual period at Essex following completion of your scholarship programmes, visit our Bachelors (for Essex graduates) or study Scholarship Finder. abroad programme (for study abroad www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance/ students), whether it is a taught course or a scholarships/scholarship_finder.aspx research degree. Our loyalty discount is only available for the first year of your study and if you are wholly self-funding your tuition Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships fee. We have a fund of £150,000 per year www.essex.ac.uk/loyalty specifically to support talented students from various countries. Our Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships are awarded on the basis of your academic performance in your previous As we have an international reputation for studies. You do not need to apply for this quality in the subjects we offer, many of our scholarship as you will be assessed students receive funding from a number of automatically when you apply for your international funding bodies. course. We will then notify you if you have

Funding for international students

Our scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships These are offered for taught Masters courses which are demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country. http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/sharedscholarships/info-candidates/ Fulbright Awards A tuition fee waiver and a full scholarship (fees and living costs) are available for US citizens through our partnership with the Fulbright Foundation. www.fulbright.org.uk

Marshall Scholarships Marshall Scholarships are available for US students to study at graduate level in the UK in any field. These scholarships can cover tuition fees, living costs, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the US, and where applicable, a contribution to support a been awarded a scholarship. dependent spouse. Sloman Masters and Doctoral Scholarships www.marshallscholarship.org Each year we offer a range of postgraduate Academic Excellence International scholarships for particular courses and Scholarships China Scholarship Council Programme We offer an automatic scholarship of £2,000 departments which are funded by a range of The University participates in the China donors and sponsors. Please see our website Scholarship Council (CSC) programme to international students from certain for details. countries who wish to study a Masters offering tuition fee waivers for selected course and who achieve a particular Chinese PhD students in conjunction with a standard in their first degree. The level varies UK Research Council Funding stipend covering living costs provided by the by country. You do not need to apply for this Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) CSC. Awards are made to candidates who studentships are offered through Essex’s scholarship as you will be assessed can demonstrate potential to perform automatically. If you e-mail us your transcript ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centre. outstandingly at doctoral level. we can usually confirm if you will receive the Funding is available to international students http://en.csc.edu.cn whose research proposal includes advanced scholarship. We are unable to award this scholarship when you have already received quantitative methods and/or has a very strong Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship economics focus. We offer doctoral pathway another scholarship, either from us or Programme training, including a one-year Masters followed another source. These scholarships are available to by three years of doctoral research, or just three permanent or prospective faculty members years of doctoral research for those with a University of Essex Masters and Doctoral at Indonesian universities and administrative relevant Masters. Scholarships staff employed by DIKTI or Indonesian state www.essex.ac.uk/dtc Each year we offer a range of postgraduate universities. Scholarships will mainly be scholarships for particular courses and granted for PhD study but some Masters Chevening Scholarships departments from our central University degrees may also be funded. The awards scholarship fund. Please see our website for This global scholarship programme is funded by will include tuition fees, accommodation and the UK Government’s Foreign and details. a stipend. Commonwealth Office and partner www.international.ac.uk/memberorganisations. The programme makes awards to Essex Business School Scholarships services/partnerships/indonesia-uk-diktioutstanding scholars with leadership potential Essex Business School offers merit-based scholarship-programme.aspx scholarships for students applying for The Essex from around the world to study postgraduate MBA and other EBS courses. These awards are courses at universities in the UK. www.chevening.org assessed when you apply for your course.

External scholarship schemes for international students

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Welfare and support Student support services Our University has a range of support services designed to help you to achieve your full potential and to get the most out of your studies. Student Support offers advice and information on many welfare issues, including finance, funding and immigration as well as support for disabled students. Pre-arrival guidance will be available online.

This includes providing out-of-hours support, planned social activities, and general support and guidance. Academic and study support Each department, school and centre has a system for providing academic support for its students to ensure you get the most from your studies. www.essex.ac.uk/support/study

Health care Full-time international students on a course Religious life of more than six months are usually entitled Our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre has two to free health care through the UK National worship areas at our Colchester Campus Health Service (NHS). There is a health which are open for use by all members of our centre on our Colchester Campus which University who wish to pray, meditate or offers appointments with male and female spend some time in quiet reflection. Religious doctors, as well as specialist services. Our representatives have been designated for all Southend Campus has dental and GP major religions. Our Southend Campus has a training practices, supported by the local small worship and contemplation area for use Primary Care Trust, on site. It is important to by all members of our University. register with the health centre as soon as you www2.essex.ac.uk/chaplaincy can so that you receive treatment when you need it. Other sources of support at Essex www.essex.ac.uk/support/health Students’ Union Advice Centre Operated by permanent staff and trained Immigration advice student advisers, our SU Advice Centre can UK immigration advice is regulated. You can help you with matters such as housing, seek advice from Student Support or our employment, health and immigration and can Students’ Union Advice Centre, depending often assist with legal matters. on your enquiry. www.essex.ac.uk/immigration Residents’ Support Network (RSN) For more information about the range of For students living in University-provided support available, please visit our website. accommodation, Student Support coordinates www.essex.ac.uk/students a team of students and staff whose role is to help you to integrate into life within our University community.

Noura Ramli, Libya, BA Linguistics ’09, PhD Linguistics

I was able to settle in both academically and socially at Essex. I have received a lot of support throughout both my undergraduate degree and now my PhD, that I am currently working towards. The University is also very international so I have been able to meet people from all over the world. My lecturers have made my courses come to life and the teaching quality is excellent.

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At Essex we understand that your academic n Languages for All – you will have the studies and social life are important as well as opportunity to learn a language alongside getting a great job when you graduate! your full-time course at Essex, completely free of charge. Languages include Arabic, Being at Essex is about developing yourself French, German, Mandarin, Russian and as a well-rounded person: intellectually, Spanish. socially and professionally in a diverse and n Study abroad opportunities – most of our international community. It’s about trying undergraduate courses offer study abroad things out and seeing where they take you. variants which present a life-changing Employability at Essex is about putting all of overseas experience; there is also no the different aspects of your university tuition fee for your year abroad. experience together and asking the question: where do I want to go with my life? n International work placements – you will be eligible to undertake a work placement We’ll provide you with opportunities to within your degree. These can often be develop your employability through fantastic completed abroad, and with substantial experiences, and give you the tools and fee reductions and bursaries available. training to explore the meaning of those n Students’ Union vTeam ‘be part of experiences so you can be ready for the something’ – hundreds of great ways to future. We have one of the most active volunteer and get involved in the campus Students’ Unions in the UK. Each year over and community life that will stretch and 700 students formally volunteer and more develop you. than 4,000 get involved in sports, clubs and societies. n Inspiring internships scheme – developmental paid placements with external employers, carefully matched to your needs by our dedicated central team. We are dedicated to supporting you in n Enterprise and entrepreneurship events – enhancing your employability and helping you get involved in workshops and exciting to get a good job when you leave us. team competitions to develop business ideas, meet entrepreneurs, win cash We offer: prizes and even set up your own business n International Careers Series – career whilst at Essex. workshops and events throughout the n Employability modules – enhance your year with a global flavour. Includes professional and academic capabilities presentations by employers and experts through work-related study in your subject on international employment issues. and two 15-credit modules from our n Essex Employability Award – helps you University Skills Centre. promote the skills you gained through n University Skills Centre: professional volunteering, work experience and many skills development and learning from other activities to employers, and have work. these recorded on your degree transcript.

Employability

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Careers advice and guidance – expert ideas on careers and postgraduate courses that suit your talents and dreams, including CV creation, interactive workshops, support with looking for work and an online job matching and vacancy service.

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Job Talk – a special optional module for international students. Become better placed to gain part-time or voluntary employment, by improving your English language skills and confidence.

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Frontrunners (an original scheme devised by our University) – 300 paid placements n Work-related learning in your curriculum each year, in academic and support areas – modules that include real-world of our University, on graduate-level problems, project/team work and projects with guaranteed professional discipline-related placements. development included.

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Jireh Natalia Rodriguez Malagon, Colombia, BA Politics with Human Rights

My Frontrunner role is the administrative assistant for the Essex Human Rights Alumni Association. This role is primarily concerned with the managing of memberships, e-mail queries and also larger projects such as the Mentoring Scheme and newsletters. The variety of work helped me build a strong portfolio of skills, and although my tasks challenged me professionally every day, when I began to see the outcome of all my hard work, my confidence grew.


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Companies around the world that employ Essex graduates: ■

Accenture

Allen & Overy

Amnesty

Barclays

Bloomberg

BP

Taggart Davis, United States, MA Global and Comparative Politics ’08

Farha Aman, India, The Essex MBA ’12

The research and networking

Coming with a background in

skills I acquired during my Masters at

the IT and telecom industry, I chose

BT Group

Essex were invaluable in helping me

to study The Essex MBA in order to

Cancer Research UK

make the transition into the fast-

broaden my knowledge of different

Credit Suisse

moving pace of European Union

business sectors, and I wasn’t

Deloitte

politics. As a political adviser to an

disappointed by the breadth of study

Fujitsu

MEP in the European Parliament, I

options that were offered at Essex.

was responsible for work carried out

I have gained vital skills through

GlaxoSmithKline

on key pieces of EU financial services

intriguing modules such as

Goldman Sachs

regulation as it moved through the

Sustainability, Business Strategy and

Intel

European Parliament’s Economic and

Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I

Monetary Affairs Committee.

also had opportunities to gain

KPMG

Recently I left the European

valuable experience, both as a

Microsoft

Parliament to start a new role within

Frontrunner, a paid work experience

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

JPMorgan’s Government Relations

placement which exposed us to

Team. This is a very high-pressured

interview skills and undoubtedly

Morgan Stanley

environment with many current

added value to my CV, and also

Oxfam

regulatory Brussels initiatives that will

through organised visits to HSBC,

Procter & Gamble

affect global financial institutions like

which introduced us to the banking

ours. I seek to harness the knowledge

industry.

Rothschild GmbH

and expertise within the bank and to

With the knowledge and skills I

Royal Bank of Canada

engage with EU policy-makers to find

gained through my MBA, it was

QinetiQ

regulatory solutions that help

wonderful to graduate with so many

promote financial stability and

different sectors available to me, in

Panasonic

enhance investor protection without

which I could develop and excel in my

PricewaterhouseCoopers

damaging economic growth.

chosen career. I’m currently working

Shell

My ability to settle into these diverse

as a Senior Business Consultant at

The Royal Shakespeare Company

roles has been helped immeasurably

Virtusa UK LTD, which I don’t think I

United Microelectronics Corporation

by my experience at Essex’s culturally

could have done without The Essex

diverse and internationally focused

MBA.

United Nations

Colchester Campus.

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Notable Essex alumni: Ă“scar Arias Sanchez Former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rt Hon John Bercow Speaker of the House of Commons Nick Broomfield Multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, including BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Documentary Stephen Daldry Tony, BAFTA and Lawrence Olivier Award-winning filmmaker, whose Academy Award nominee films include Billy Elliot (2000) and The Reader (2008) Daniel Libeskind World-renowned architect, commissioned as the master plan architect for the One World Trade Center in New York City

The England cricket captain Alastair Cook, MBE, receiving his honorary degree at the University of Essex graduation, 2013.

Siobhain McDonagh Labour Party MP Ben Okri Booker Prize winning author of fiction Priti Patel Conservative Party MP Paduka bin Pengiran Haji Patra Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brunei Alison Steadman Lawrence Olivier Award-winning actress and BAFTA nominee Dr Rodolfo Neri Vela Astronaut Yusli Mohamed Yusoff CEO of Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia exchange) David Yates BAFTA-winning film and television director Hoshyar Zebari Foreign Minister of Iraq

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Long-time human rights advocate and musician Annie Lennox, OBE, and Essex-born double Olympic cycling gold medallist Laura Trott, OBE, receiving their honorary degrees, 2013.


www.essex.ac.uk | About this prospectus

About this prospectus This prospectus tries to answer your questions about life and courses on offer at the University of Essex. Although great care is taken in compiling this prospectus, it is for the general guidance of prospective students only. The University cannot guarantee the provision of all the courses and services in the event of circumstances beyond its control and therefore reserves the right to make changes and cancel any course or syllabus without notice, should this become necessary. The University cannot be held responsible for failure/delay in performing obligations caused by things beyond its reasonable control such as fire, flood or industrial action. For the most up-to-date information, please contact our Admissions Office.

Policy statement on equality and diversity The University of Essex recognises the value of diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity within the University. We expect students and staff to be treated with dignity and respect and solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political beliefs and affiliations, family circumstances or other irrelevant distinction. The University is committed to a programme of action to ensure that this policy is fully effective.

Produced by the University of Essex’s Marketing and Student Recruitment Office and International Office. We would like to thank all the students and staff who helped to make this prospectus possible. Photography by Paul Tait, Janus van Helfteren, Nick Cosh, Bob Fisher, Clive Totman, Kishor Krishnamoorthi, aschaeffer, Southend Borough Council and visitessex.com

Quality assurance The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) undertook an Institutional Audit of the University in March 2008. This audit declared ‘Confidence’ (the best judgement available) in relation to the soundness of our present and likely future management of the academic standards of our awards and in the soundness of our management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to our students. A copy of the full report is available online. www.qaa.ac.uk

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