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University of Essex Masters programmes

University of Essex

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. For the ones who want to challenge the status quo, and make their mark on the world.

Be taught and supported by world-leading academic, have the freedom to ask difficult questions and have a genuine license to take intellectual risks as a postgraduate student. We provide you with much more than a degree – we want you to ask questions and challenge convention.

At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

Here, you can discover the world in one place with a global reputation and outlook. Our international community attracts students from over 150 nationalities and outstanding living and learning environment develops exceptional graduates with the skills and knowledge to make a difference.

Join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share the Essex spirit.

So what are you waiting for? Join our lively and supportive postgraduate community and immerse yourself in pioneering thinking. If you’re keen to make an impact and the change the world around you, welcome home.

University of Essex Masters programmes

Flexible learning

Choose from a wide range of disciplines, and enjoy the broader experience on offer - get ready to work hard and play hard. To discover your perfect course, visit our subject areas and start exploring now.

Employability and careers

Our staff provide one-to-one guidance and our postgraduate courses equip you with the skills demanded by today's employers in a highly competitive world, ensuring that your employability is ahead of the game.

Fees and funding

We understand that money matters, which is why we've developed a comprehensive package of bursaries and scholarships, to make sure all of our students have the potential to succeed.

University of Essex Masters programmes

The campuses

We're split over three separate campuses, which each offer a unique and exciting student experience.


  • Our largest campus
  • Two miles from the town centre - the oldest recorded town, a lively and engaging place to live
  • Set in over 200 acres of beautiful, historic parkland
  • Compact - you'll find shops, cafés, bars, a fantastic student centre and library, a theatre, art gallery, computer labs, great sports facilities and one of the best Students' Unions in the country, all on one site
  • Under an hour from London and direct links to Stansted airport


  • Modern, purpose-built, high-quality teaching and research environment
  • In the heart of Southend-on-Sea - the buzz and amenities of the town centre on your doorstep
  • Combines teaching spaces, IT labs, open study areas, rehearsal studios, a medical skills lab, gym, a theatre, and a brand new Student' Union venue, with a business hub and retail units
  • Access to even more cutting-edge facilities at The Forum
  • Seven miles of award-winning coastline
  • Under an hour from London and Southend airport less than ten minutes away


  • Home to many of the East 15 Acting School's programmes
  • One of the most innovative acting schools in the UK
  • Five minutes' walk from the nearest London Underground station - within half an hour you'll be in central London


We like to make things that much easier for our students and that’s why, at either our Colchester or Southend Campus, we’ll guarantee you university-provided accommodation for your first year of study.

Starting from £99 per week, our comprehensive range of award-winning accommodation is sure to make you feel at home – we’ve got something to suit every budget and every personality.

All our university-provided accommodation consists of single study bedrooms, grouped in self-contained flats of various sizes, with communal kitchen-dining facilities. No matter where you live on-campus, you’ll have access to free Wi-Fi.

Find out everything you need to know about accommodation at Essex on our website.

Visit us

We'd love to meet you. Why not join us at one of our Open events and get to know us better?

Events take place throughout the year, click here to find out more.

If for any reason you can't make our events, you're always more than welcome to book onto a Campus tour - just email [email protected] to organise your trip.

How to apply

At Essex, we welcome online applications. Our online form takes about 20 minutes to complete

Get in touch

For general admissions enquiries, please contact:

T: +44 (0)1206 872719

E: [email protected]

Recipient: University of Essex

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