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University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online gives students around the world the opportunity to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree qualification 100% online and part-time. Developed by industry experts and subject leaders, and created specifically for online learning, our interactive courses are perfect for those who wish to improve their career while continuing to work or manage family commitments. All of our students work within our unique and user-friendly virtual learning environment, and every student receives a dedicated Student Adviser who acts as a guide and mentor. We also offer a range of payment options including monthly payments, scholarships, discounts, student loans and more. Our flexible programme schedule also offers regular start dates throughout the year, and as our degrees are validated by the University of Essex, all of our graduates are invited to attend graduation at the Colchester campus.

Postgraduate study

We offer a wide range of exciting and innovative online, part-time postgraduate degrees courses covering topics including business, law, infection control, public health and criminology. Every programme has an open and academic entry route, and every student receives support and guidance from our expert tutors and our dedicated Student Support team. Not sure if a full postgraduate programme is for you? We also offer PG Cert or PG Dip qualifications; these are lower level awards and take a shorter amount of time to complete. There’s also no need to worry about funding your course; many people living in England are eligible for a government-backed postgraduate student loan towards the cost of their course tuition fees. And if you’re not eligible, or decide to fund the course yourself, we also have a monthly payment plan that allows you to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.


As all of our courses are delivered 100% online, our students do not need to attend a traditional campus. Instead, our programmes utilise a virtual learning environment. This platform is available on your PC, tablet or mobile and enables both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations, listen to and view recorded lectures, and take part in live question-and-answer sessions. All of our degree courses contain a combination of self-paced learning, where students work independently, and real time learning, where a tutor logs onto the virtual learning environment and delivers a lecture or live classroom session. Live lectures are always recorded so if you can’t attend due to work or family commitments, you can watch later at another time.

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