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1 University of Essex Undergraduate foundation courses at Essex Your pathway to success International Office Wivenhoe Park Colchester Essex, CO4 3SQ Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0)

2 University of Essex University of Essex  Strong international reputation - 9th in the UK for research (RAE 2008) - 8th in the UK for teaching excellence (The Sunday Times 2008)  Ideal location close to London but with a lower cost of living  Range and quality of courses  Guaranteed accommodation  Excellent facilities  Friendly international environment Why choose Essex?

3 University of Essex International Academy  Runs pre-degree foundation and English courses at Essex  One of the University’s original departments  Based at the Colchester campus  High quality foundation courses Essex Bridging Year (established in 1988) leading to Year 1 of a degree. Certificate of Higher Education leading to Year 2 of a degree

4 University of Essex Essex Bridging Year  Available for all subject areas  Taught at the Colchester campus  Successful completion guarantees entry to Year 1 of a relevant Bachelor’s degree  Total time to complete a degree = 4 years  Starts October – ends June  Contains 5 modules - 4 academic (40% pass mark required) - English and study skills (60% required) Admission requirements  Good grades at senior high school, or  A level, 180 UCAS points (equal to DDD)  IELTS 5.0 overall

5 University of Essex Certificate of HE  Pathway to all undergraduate degrees in the Essex Business School  Taught at the Colchester campus  Successful completion guarantees entry to Year 2 of a relevant Bachelor’s degree  Starts October – ends July  Total time to complete a degree = 3 years Admission requirements (higher than for the Bridging Year  Good grades at senior high school or  A level, 200 UCAS points (equal to CDD)  IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.0 in writing

6 University of Essex Certificate of HE 2 Certificate pathways  Business (Accounting, Finance and Business Management - leads to undergraduate degrees in Essex Business School in Colchester  Business (International Entrepreneurship and Innovation) - leads to undergraduate degrees in Essex Business School in Southend

7 University of Essex Our locations Colchester is…..  Only 55 miles from Central London  Only 1 hour away by train  The UK’s 3 rd safest city, according to official surveys  The UK’s oldest recorded town  The town with the lowest rainfall and highest number of sunshine hours in the UK Southend is..…  Only 40 miles from London &  Only 30 minutes away by train  The UK’s safest city according to official surveys, and a famous seaside town Colchester. Southend

8 University of Essex University of Essex Colchester campus  Situated in over 200 acres of parkland  Friendly, secure environment  Lecture halls, seminar rooms, computer labs and library all close by  Sporting, shopping and extensive social facilities on your doorstep Accommodation  University accommodation guaranteed for every year of study  All single bedrooms, all on campus, all with free broadband internet  En-suite available  Options from £65 - £95 per week

9 University of Essex Southend campus  Small friendly campus located in the city centre  Friendly, secure environment  All in one location  Sporting, shopping and social facilities all close by in the city Accommodation  Accommodation in student house-shares managed by the University  Usually 3-6 students sharing a house together  All single bedrooms, some en-suite  Options usually from £ per week

10 University of Essex Essex Business School Courses in Colchester  Accounting and Finance  Business Management  Management and Marketing Courses in Southend  Entrepreneurship  Business and Service Industry Management  Marketing with Finance / HR Management / Innovation

11 University of Essex Our courses Essex has 18 different departments covering many areas including:  Accounting, Finance, Economics  Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing  Computer Science and Electronic Engineering  Telecommunications, Internet technology  Law, Sociology, Human Rights, Politics and International Relations  Biological Science – inc. Biomedical and Biotechnology  Public Health, Sports Science, Psychology  English Language Teaching, Linguistics  History, Literature, Theatre, Film, Media

12 University of Essex Fees and expenses  Bridging Year (all courses) £7,500  Certificate of HE £11,100  English Language courses: £220 per week  Classroom based undergraduate degrees £9,750  All laboratory based degrees £11,990 (Biology and Psychology only)  Accommodation from £63-95 per week  Living expenses around £5,000 per year  Accommodation and cost of living are both considerably cheaper than London £

13 University of Essex How to apply You can apply directly to Essex use the same application form for the Bridging Year and the Cert HE. Simply complete the form and return it to: By post International Office, University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK By Fax +44 (0) By Documents  Transcripts from high school and/or university  English language certificate  References  Research proposal for Ph.D students  Other documents (e.g. CV / resume)


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